SiDock@home is an international volunteer computing project aimed at drug discovery.
In our project, we are looking for ligands – small molecules that can successfully bind to protein targets and modulate a specific process that is crucial for the virus biochemistry. Based on molecular docking, the ideal ligand should be complementary in shape and properties to the binding site of the target biomolecule. However, the complementarity of small molecules is only one prerequisite for the use of a molecule as a drug.
The first mission of SiDock@home is discovery of possible drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It started as an extension of the project COVID.SI.
I’ve had this project running for a few days. Looks to provide some useful research.