SSE Student Stuck in the US Turns his Journey into an Opportunity and Publishes Paper
SSE student Othmane Belhoussine, used his time wisely while stuck in the US on exchange and published a paper. During his exchange at Western Washington University, Othmane had the chance to work with multiple researchers and research teams in different fields, including Bioinformatics. During the research process, they explored the impact of mutations on the SARS-CoV-2 Proteome. The results were very interesting as they discovered that amino-acid mutations on some specific sites were able to highly destabilize and disrupt the functions of the virus.
The paper with all findings was submitted to the ACM-BCB 2020 conference, scoring second-highest among all other manuscripts.
The manuscript can be found here.