14-year-old Anika Chebrolu wins US award for potential COVID19 treatment option

by samreen

Anika Chebrolu, a 14-year-old Indian-American, on Monday won the 2020 3M young scientist challenge for developing a potential treatment process for Covid-19.

Anika won the $25,000 award for her research on protein spikes in the novel coronavirus. 3M, an MNC, announced Anika’s achievement on the competition website www.youngscientistlab.com

Describing Anika’s achievement, the website said: “Anika used in-silico methodology for drug discovery to find a molecule that can selectively bind to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 virus to find a cure for Covid-19.”

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