Turkish Scientists Have Succeeded to Generate the Whole Gene Map of SARS-CoV-2


Turkish scientists continue to undertake important studies on the new type of coronavirus COVID-19 disease, which costs thousands of lives every day. Rector of Erciyes University Dr. Mustafa Çalış announced that the entire gene map of SARS-CoV-2 has been created.

A promising development was experienced at Erciyes University while scientists around the world were trying to develop an effective treatment method against COVID-19 disease caused by the new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Rector of Erciyes University Dr. Mustafa Çalış, in his statement on his personal Twitter account, stated that the entire gene map of SARS-CoV-2 has been created. Stating that the study was carried out in the Vaccine Research Center ERAGEM. Dr. Çalış said, “Professor who successfully completed this stage, which is critical for vaccine development studies. Dr. I congratulate Aykut Özdarendeli and our team. ”

Rector of Erciyes University Dr. Mustafa Çalış’s sharing on Twitter
“In this pandemic that affects the whole world, isolating the virus circulating in our country and generating the gene map is very important for vaccine development studies and advanced research.” Dr. Çalış, as the Rectorate of Erciyes University, stated that they will continue to provide all kinds of support to the researchers, as it has been until today.

The only promising developments in Turkey, this is not related to Covidien-19. Head of the Department of Virology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara University and Director of the Institute of Biotechnology in recent weeks. Dr. It was announced that Aykut Özkul managed to isolate the SARS-COV-2 virus, which is the first step of producing serum, vaccine and medication against the new type of coronavirus.

Gene mapping of SARS-CoV-2 is of great importance for vaccine development studies
Yesterday, researchers from the Middle East Technical University (METU) succeeded in synthesizing the malaria drug chlorokine, which is used in the treatment of COVID-19, and with successful results, in 10 days. Researchers are now aiming to produce larger quantities if they find project support to meet the need for certain substances.


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