Coronavirus: The Quest for Solutions – Dr. Nir London, The Race for a Cure


Dr. Nir London of the Weizmann Institute’s Department of Organic Chemistry explains his lab’s approach to fighting the coronavirus: creating a novel antiviral treatment. After identifying candidates for an antibody, he and his team are designing second-generation compounds that will go to colleagues in Germany and the U.K. for testing against the virus.

Dr. London emphasizes the fact that this is open science: research that is freely available to all, for the benefit of everyone.