HKUST Scientists Shed Light on COVID-19 Vaccine Development
The research team (from right) – Prof. Matthew McKay, Professor at HKUST’s Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering and Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering; Dr. Ahmed Abdul Quadeer, Research Associate at the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering; and Mr. Syed Faraz AHMED, PhD student – recently identified a set of potential vaccine targets which could be helpful for the development of a vaccine against the SARSCoV-2 coronavirus.
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