Role of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Computer Technologies in Combating COVID-19 Virus-a Review

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2020 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 10 Issue - 2                          
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Santhosh Poojary
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V10I2P605


MLA Style:Santhosh Poojary"Role of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Computer Technologies in Combating COVID-19 Virus-a Review" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 10.2 (2020): 26-30.

APA Style:Santhosh Poojary(2020). Role of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Computer Technologies in Combating COVID-19 Virus-a Review. International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 10(2), 26-30.


The world is distressing to eradicate COVID-19 pandemic and at this point of time, the available medicine (repurposed drugs) and existing technology are the only first hand weapons for immediate exploration. The review paper discusses the role of Bioinformatics with software packages, biological databases to understand genetic traits, mutations of the virus, also the role of Computation biology techniques for realistic mathematic modelling, simulations and the generalized overview on Computer Technologies accessible from modern computer including supercomputer was highlighted with reference to combating the COVID-19 Virus. The development of target drugs and vaccine with Computer aided drug design (CADD) in line with Artificial intelligence (AI) and Cloud computing (CC) techniques was discussed. On the other hand the role of Internet of things (IOT), Big data analytics (BDA) for data exchange, processing and analysis was overviewed. Hence it is been realized that a multifaceted understanding of Bioinformatics, Computation Biology and Computer Technologies is the real need of the hour for this emergency situation to understand, analyze the Corona virus crisis as well as to develop Therapeutic drugs and Vaccines.


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COVID-19, Bioinformatics, Biological databases, Computation Biology, Artificial intelligence, Cloud computing, Internet of things, Big data analytics, Corona Virus, Therapeutic drugs, Vaccines.