TB is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, and one-third of the world’s population harbors the TB bacterium. My team will use World Community Grid to help science better understand the TB bacterium so we can develop more effective treatments and eventually eradicate this threat to human health. Thanks to World Community Grid’s massive computational power, we can study many different mycolic acid structures instead of just a few. This type of analysis at this scale would otherwise be impossible.
— Anna Croft, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Help Stop TB project and Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham (U.K.)