NIST has several research projects underway to support efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is an overview of those projects.
Biological Measurements (cont.)
NIST researchers are using all-atom molecular dynamics simulations to model RNA viruses and predict their shapes and movements to gain a better understanding of how to design drugs to treat them. Read more in this blog post.
Read this news article about NIST progress in developing a method, called encounter metrics, that can measure the number of encounters and level of interactions between people. By incorporating the method to smartphones and Bluetooth devices, and applying encryption to the technique, encounter metrics can prevent the spread of future pandemics while preserving the privacy of individuals.