COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus-19) is a new strain of coronavirus (a large family of viruses) that had previously not been identified in humans. It first emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and has since been declared as an outbreak by World Health Organization (WHO).

Coronavirus Research Group

At Center of Genomic Research, Coronavirus Research Group was formed to lead the research to identify the hidden factors causing fatal to the human lives. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. We are focused on analyzing the evolutionary history of Coronavirus to understand its origin and transmission. Next stage is the structural and functional analysis eventually trying to develop universal drug to prevent its functionality of affecting the host and eliminating it and treatment for already affected one to cure them from the covid-19.

Project Team

Hamza Abdullah
Nida Haque
Shehla Javaid
Hina Awais

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Why this Project?

Coronavirus or COVID-19 epidemic was originated from Wuhan city of China and till now have affected Millions and deaths of about Two hundred thousand people around the world. There is no such treatment, cure or Vaccine for this virus. Right after the outbreak Scientists around the globe are trying hard to develop vaccine or a treatment to cure this fatal virus. Coronavirus Research Group at CGR initiated this project to understand the evolution, structal formation and functionality of this virus eventually to develop a cure or a treatment i.e. Vaccine

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