HKUST ECE Researchers Release COVIDep: A Web-based Platform Aiding Vaccine Design for SARS-CoV-2

A team of researchers led by Prof. Matthew McKAY has developed a web-based platform COVIDep for real-time reporting of vaccine target recommendations for the COVID-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The system is able to identify SARS-derived B-cell and T-cell epitopes that provide vaccine target recommendations for SARS-CoV-2.  For T cell epitopes, it reports estimated population coverage using HLA/MHC statistical information.  It has Intuitive graphical interface with flexible parameter setting and offers up-to-date reporting based on latest sequence data available (from GISAID).  Their article "COVIDep: a web-based platform for real-time reporting of vaccine target recommendations for SARS-CoV-2" has been recently published in Nature Protocols (17 June 2020).  It has been chosen to be featured on Nature Protocol (Volume 15 Issue 7, July 2020) for one week starting 30 Jun 2020.

 

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Nature Protocols - COVIDep: a web-based platform for real-time reporting of vaccine target recommendations for SARS-CoV-2

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COVIDep - Real-time reporting of vaccine target recommendations for the COVID-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

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