Viral supercomputer simulations

Jason Roberts, a virologist at the Victorian Infectious Disease Reference┬áLaboratory in Melbourne, Australia, creates three-dimensional simulations of viruses showing how the molecules that make up the capsid and genome might move in very short periods of time. I visited Jason in his laboratory at the newly constructed Peter Doherty Institute, to learn how he develops these simulations. Then I toured the Peak Computing Facility, which houses the supercomputer that calculates Jason’s simulations.

 

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