Ranjini Raghunath

Contributed Articles

Testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Testing for COVID-19 antibodies

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In this Q&A, Rahul Roy, Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, IISc, discusses how antibody tests work and what they are useful for in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

 

The spike protein: Decoding the coronavirus’s ‘crown jewel’

The spike protein: Decoding the coronavirus’s ‘crown jewel’

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The novel coronavirus uses spike proteins scattered on its surface to break into our cells. Unravelling this protein’s structure has helped scientists better understand how the virus spreads, and shaped drug and vaccine development.

 

Modelling post-lockdown scenarios in cities

Modelling post-lockdown scenarios in cities

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The article describes an interactive online simulator developed by scientists from IISc and TIFR that allows the user to see how different interventions affects the number of infections, fatalities and hospitalizations over time.