• INSTITUT DE CI├łNCIA DE MATERIALS DE BARCELONA

    Interaction of SARS-CoV-2 virus with materials: a multi computational simulation study

    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF Grant agreement ID: 101026158)

This project proposes an atomistic modelling approach to the fundamental question of the interaction of enveloped viruses (in particular the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the Covid-19 disease), with surfaces of materials. These interactions play a key role in indirect disease transmission through surfaces of materials contaminated with virus. This is particularly relevant in the case of the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic; being the control of the disease transmission a priority everywhere. SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission mediated by contaminated surfaces has been identified in particular outbreaks, and the cleaning and disinfection of surfaces is known to be a major issue.