#HackfromHome - an anti-viral virtual hackathon.

We’re giving people a chance to respond with action, working together to improve the lives of everyone affect by the Coronavirus. Our goal is to band together to help communities, patients, and their families better using what we know best - technology.

If possible, these ideas should preserve the privacy of individuals through the use of Personal Data Accounts. For more information on Personal Data Accounts read this.



Identify possible repurposing drugs for COVID-19 using clinical trials data.

  1. A big barrier to novel drugs being used in treatment is that they need to be proved safe as well as effective

  2. We propose repurposing existing drugs which are already known to be safe in humans.

  3. By taking data from online clinical trial databases and abstracts from preprint servers proposing drugs for COVID-19 we combine this with structural information from approved drugs from drugbank we propose structurally similar drugs which may work in similar ways

  4. Using drug-target information from STITCHdb we identify targets of drugs in existing trials, and look at other drugs targetting them as potential COVID-19 treatments

Current team Meabh MacMahon and Woochang Hwang (Mentor Namshik Han)

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  • Apr 2 2020
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  • Guest commented
    3 Apr 12:45pm

    I'm not sure why the votes were having problems? I assume this won't be selected due to low numbers of votes, though we'd have a team of 6 with Woochang, Namshik, Mukunthan, Priya and Paul.

  • Paul Bilokon commented
    3 Apr 11:13am

    Tried to upvote this project, but looks like voting is closed. I would like to take part. My background is in neural networks.

  • Paul Bilokon commented
    3 Apr 06:36am

    Interesting project. I tried to upvote it, but I don’t see how this can be done. Is the voting closed? How can I take part in this project?

  • Priya Gaddi commented
    2 Apr 05:07pm

    I have experience on drug design and docking from past projects. I would like to join if needed.

  • Mukunthan Tharmakulasingam commented
    2 Apr 04:55pm

    Interesting. I would like to join

  • Woochang Hwang commented
    2 Apr 04:47pm

    It is very interesting idea.