THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC: SCIENCE FOR FIGHTING A VIRUS OUTBREAK

In response to the current Covid-19 outbreak, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center (IBG) has created this hub to share latest news on the fight against the outbreak, scientific information on the virus and different aspects of the disease, IBG’s ongoing projects on Covid-19, and in-silico data analysis of SARS-Cov2 isolates in Turkey. Our aim is to generate a scientific resource that would keep the scientists, students and the public updated on important aspects of the pandemic.

FACTS FROM IBG

FACTS FROM IBG

Data analysis results, performed by IBG researchers, using the SARS-Cov2 genome isolates in Turkey will be shared here.

ONGOING PROJECTS

ONGOING PROJECTS

IBG researchers have started covid-19 related research and development projects.

NEWS

NEWS

You can find the latest news on our contribution into the fight against Covid-19.

TRACKING THE SARS-COV2 EVOLUTION

Dr.s Yavuz Oktay and Gökhan Karakülah, research group leaders at IBG, and an IBG student Doğa Eskier have just published their in-silico analysis on the effects of SARS-Cov2 mutations on the viral properties and disease characteristics at Biorxiv (https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.20.104885). The researchers collaborated with Dr. Aslı Suner from Ege University. Viral genome sequences have been accumulating

SARS-CoV-2 Genome Map of Turkey

To grant access to curated, comprehensive, and up-to-date information regarding SARS-CoV-2 isolates sequenced in Turkey and their mutatome to national and international researchers, in order to facilitate their efforts in fighting the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, IBG is proud to present an interactive map of the provinces of Turkey, which shows the number of isolates sequenced

AN IMPORTANT SARS-COV2 GENOME EVOLUTION STUDY FROM IBG RESEARCHER

Dr. Pavlopoulou, together with her collaborators from Italy and Greece, has just published their study on codon usage and evolutionary divergences of SARS-Cov2 genes in the internationally respected scientific journal, Viruses. The Covid-19 outbreak continues to dramatically impact people’s lives all around the world. New scientific understanding on the SARS-Cov2 virus genome is critical to

A comprehensive look at the amino acid substitutions of SARS-CoV-2 isolates in Turkey

We estimated the full impact of the mutatome of 17 SARS-CoV-2 genomes isolated in Turkey, obtained from GISAID, on the tertiary structures of the coronavirus proteins. To this end, we employed multiple sequence alignment to identify changes in the amino acid sequences of 10 SARS-CoV-2 proteins, except surface glycoprotein, which we investigated in our previous

Identifying the mutatome of SARS-CoV-2 isolates in Turkey and its potential impact on surface glycoprotein structure

Mutations in the genome of a virus can complicate attempts to combat viral diseases, whether by causing a higher number of false negatives in diagnosis methods, such as by PCR, or attenuating or eliminating the effects of anti-viral medication or vaccination by disrupting the pharmacokinetic interactions of viral proteins with administered substances or preventing antibodies

“TUSEB-Dokuz Eylul University Covid-19 Diagnosis Center” Founded in Izmir with the Support of IBG

Although following from behind, Coronavirus keeps on spreading rapidly in our country. In the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak, the timely and accurate detection of the SARS-Cov2 virus in humans has critical importance. In order to be able to detect the virus more quickly, a Covid-19 Diagnosis Center was founded in Izmir with the initiation