Loss of connectivity today

Due to loss of power in the Laboratory Complex server room (not the HPC Lab’s server room), connectivity to Nestum was lost for a period of about 5 hours (9AM to 2PM). The machine itself was not affected, but users were unable to log to their accounts.

We apologize for the inconvenience

New paper citing Nestum (link)

Capture and sequestration of greenhouse gases in Mn-based porous coordination polymers. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202001825
Capture and sequestration of greenhouse gases in Mn-based porous coordination polymers.

A new publication in which the authors have cited Nestum has been published:

Effect of larger pore size on the sorption properties of isoreticular metal‐organic frameworks with high number of open metal sites

Pascal D. C. Dietzel, Peter A Georgiev, Morten Frøseth Rune E Johnsen, Helmer Fjellvåg, Richard Blom
First published:19 May 2020

The authors have kindly provided some amazing graphs and images for our gallery! You can review the publication at the following address: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202001825

Second Coronavirus Call for an Expression of Interest (European Commission)

Dear Researchers,
We would like to inform you that the second Coronavirus call for an Expression of Interest (H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2) is now open on the Funding & Tenders Portal.

The links to the topics relevant to HPCL users are as follows:
1.SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2B – Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics to improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)
2.SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2D – Pan-European COVID-19 cohorts
3. SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2E – Networking of existing EU and international cohorts of relevance to COVID-19

Please feel free to disseminate this information.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Research and Innovation

European Commission Online Learning Resources

From the European Commision website:

The outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe and necessary national measures taken to tackle the spread of the virus may cause significant disruption to the provision of education, training and mobility opportunities for learners, teachers and educators across the European Union (EU).

You can read, discover and use a variety of resources by following the link:


ChemRxiv COVID-19

From: “ChemRxiv”
Date: 20 март 2020 21:51:39
Subject: Discover COVID-19 Research on ChemRxiv

In light of the current outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019–nCoV), ChemRxiv would like to share this collection of preprints* on COVID-19. Chemistry has a key role to play in understanding everything from viral structure to pathogenesis, isolation of vaccines and therapies, as well as in the development of materials and techniques used by basic researchers, virologists, and clinicians.

ChemRxiv is openly accessible, with no subscription fees for readers and no submission charges for authors. We encourage you to read and share this collection with colleagues and also invite you to share your research with a global community of scientists by posting your COVID-19 research on ChemRxiv.

Read a Selection of COVID-19 Research:

A Single and Two-Stage, Closed-Tube, Molecular Test for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Home, Clinic, and Points of Entry

Mohamed El-Tholoth, Haim H. Bau, and Jinzhao Song

Repurposing Therapeutics for COVID-19: Supercomputer-Based Docking to the SARS-CoV-2 Viral Spike Protein and Viral Spike Protein-Human ACE2 Interface

Micholas Smith and Jeremy C. Smith

Homology Models of the Papain-Like Protease PLpro from Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

Martin Stoermer

COVID-19 Disease: ORF8 and Surface Glycoprotein Inhibit Heme Metabolism by Binding to Porphyrin
Wenzhong Liu and Hualan Li

Computational Prediction of Mutational Effects on the SARS-CoV-2 Binding by Relative Free Energy Calculations
Junjie Zou, Jian Yin, Lei Fang, Mingjun Yang, Tianyuan Wang, Weikun Wu, Peiyu Zhang

Virtual Screening of an FDA Approved Drugs Database on Two COVID-19 Coronavirus Proteins

Alessandro Contini

Fast Identification of Possible Drug Treatment of Coronavirus Disease -19 (COVID-19) Through Computational Drug Repurposing Study
Junmei Wang

Prediction of the SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) 3C-like Protease (3CLpro) Structure: Virtual Screening Reveals Velpatasvir, Ledipasvir, and Other Drug Repurposing Candidates
Yu Wai Chen, Chin-Pang Yiu, and Kwok-Yin Wong

Homology Models of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV 3CLpro Protease
Martin Stoermer

Molecular Docking Study of Novel COVID-19 Protease with Low Risk Terpenoides Compounds of Plants

Neda Shaghaghi

*Please note that ChemRxiv preprints have not been peer-reviewed and as such should be read with additional scrutiny. In the event that these preprints have subsequently appeared in a peer-reviewed journal, a link denoting this will appear on the page.