COVID-19 CAMPUS RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

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SPRING 2020 |

Do you need some assistance with online teaching or access to resources or collaborative opportunities on COVID-19 research? Here are some links.

NanoHUB offers data science, machine learning resources

NanoHUB, a premier open and free platform at Purdue for computational research, education and collaboration, is offering a series of open, hands-on tutorials and office hours that will jump-start the use of data science and machine learning in research and teaching. Aimed at active researchers and educators with no prior coding experience, the exercises use nanoHUB cloud computing resources, so there is no need to download or install any software. After the training sessions, participants will be able to continue to use nanoHUB for their research or class. Read more.

Cisco Jabber soft phone acts as virtual desk phone

The Cisco Jabber Phone Soft Client is an app you can download on your phone, tablet or computer that acts as a virtual desk phone on your device. That means all incoming and outgoing calls made through the app will register as if you are calling/being called on your office phone number. You can also check voicemail through the app.

This is an especially helpful resource if you prefer people contact you through your work phone number, or if you don’t want calls forwarding to your personal cell phone number or voicemail inbox. Please note, the technology may not apply to all Purdue Polytechnic locations around the state. Read more.

ITaP provides supercomputing resources for COVID-19 research

For Purdue researchers pursuing time-sensitive research opportunities related to COVID-19, ITaP Research Computing and the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships Office are offering short-term allocations of computational or storage resources. Investigators don’t have to be current community cluster partners.

Researchers may request, for example, Halstead computer nodes, Snyder large memory nodes, Gilbreth GPUs, data storage or help with solving workflow problems. Send a description of your project and what type of resources you need to rcac-help@purdue.edu. Read more.

WGHI looks for collaboration opportunities

Researchers with the Women’s Global Health Institute have noticed distinct sex differences of COVID-19 in terms of infection and death from the disease.The institute has collected some data and resources on their website. If you are engaged in COVID-19 research or think you may do so in the near future, please complete this brief survey to share your plans and ideas. Someone with WGHI follow up with you.

Lab offers protein structure models

The lab of Daisuke Kihara, professor of biological sciences and of computer sciences, has launched a web page for releasing protein structure models they have computed of SARS-CoV-2. You can view the structures online and download PDB files. Models of several more proteins are on the way. If researchers are interested in particular protein models, the lab can do those first. Lab members also plan to provide docking models between human and virus proteins.