Bioinformatics Institute (BII)
Catching a COVID co-conspirator30 May 2023
Researchers identify an unexpected synergy between bacterial and viral molecules that causes severe inflammation in some patients with COVID-19.
Putting vaccine booster alternatives to the test24 May 2023
Inactivated COVID-19 vaccines could be an equally potent alternative for people with allergic sensitivities to mRNA-based vaccines.
Machine learning gets under the skin24 Mar 2023
Researchers develop machine learning models for accurately diagnosing an inflammatory skin condition.
Machine learning tackles biological data16 Mar 2023
Despite the hype, State-of-the-art machine learning challenges one of the toughest problems in systems biology.
Secret spike pockets revealed28 Feb 2023
Molecular simulations uncover a new druggable pocket in SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein which could hold the key to blocking COVID-19 infections.
Polymers: more than meets the eye?2 Feb 2023
A new polymer gel may offer a drug-free solution to preventing retinal scarring after eye surgery.
On target for the precision health era30 Dec 2022
Multidisciplinary efforts across A*STAR are paving the way toward Singapore’s precision medicine vision.
Digital crystal ball flags problematic proteins16 Dec 2022
A user-friendly online computational platform helps researchers scour complex datasets to predict how likely food proteins are to trigger allergic reactions.
Plastic-eating superworms for a zero-waste future13 Jun 2022
A*STAR scientists lay the foundations for a circular economy using worms that turn plastics into fertiliser.
Designing drugs on new principles26 May 2022
A computational model developed at A*STAR provides insights on how molecular dynamics of proteins impact their function, unlocking new precision medicine opportunities.
Mapping a missing link in malaria infection20 May 2022
A novel molecular mechanism by which a malarial parasite enters host cells may broaden possibilities in malaria vaccine development.
Unmasking key players in the SARS-CoV-2 infection process23 Feb 2022
SARS-CoV-2 genome structures and their interactions with human RNA are shown to be important in virus survival and pathogenicity.