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Drug discovery and repurposing of drugs

This research area aims at setting up capabilities for drug discovery and repurposing of existing drugs for COVID-19, and starting pilot projects towards identification of lead molecules (chemicals and biomolecules). Additional aim is to coordinate technologies, capabilities and national expertise, such as data-driven (chemoinformatic) approaches. 

This area consists of 10 individual projects, all together funded by a total of 8,7 MSEK. Led by researchers at Uppsala University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet and University of Gothenburg.

Coordinator: Jeannette Dypbukt, Karolinska Institutet

Scientific lead: Kristian Sandberg, Uppsala University, and Anna-Lena Gustavsson, Karolinska Institutet


NEVERMORE COVID – Establishing a drug discovery platform for corona virus disease
Kristian Sandberg, Uppsala University

A high-quality drug repurposing set
Anna-Lena Gustavsson, Karolinska Institutet

Multi-level profiling of Coronavirus-infected cells by combining Viral Entry Assays, Cell Painting, and DrugSEQ
Ola Spjuth, Uppsala University

Spatial single cell mapping of SARS-CoV-2 interacting host proteins for quick and targeted drug repurposing
Charlotte Stadler, KTH

Göran Karlsson, University of Gothenburg   

An adaptable therapeutic technology platform to treat SARS-CoV infections in immune suppressed individuals
Sara Mangsbo, Uppsala University

Rapid testing for treatment of Covid-19
Kristina Nyström, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Jens Carlsson, Uppsala University

Chemographic characterization of compounds binding to seven identified molecular targets from SARS-CoV-2
Anders Backlund, Uppsala University    

Distributed computing to generate the druggable conformational ensemble of sars-cov-2 proteins
Lucie Delemotte, KTH