China News Service, Beijing, April 25. In order to accelerate gene sequencing and vaccine research of new Pneumococcal pneumonia virus, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies are playing a greater role. China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (hereinafter referred to as "China Center for Disease Control and Prevention" "Viral Disease Institute") signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Baidu to jointly promote the genome analysis and new vaccine research work of the new coronavirus.

  According to the strategic cooperation between the two parties, the two sides jointly set up the "China CDC Emergency Technology Center-Baidu Gene Sequencing Workstation". Baidu has provided the workstation with a set of the most advanced gene sequencing equipment. It is understood that Baidu will also promote cutting-edge technologies such as LinearFold, a linear secondary structure prediction algorithm LinearFold, the newly released mRNA vaccine secondary structure design algorithm LinearDesign, and the Covseq new crown virus analysis traceability visualization platform, based on AI and big data capabilities. , To help research related to New Coronary Pneumonia, and to support public health related scientific research for a long time.

  Xu Wenbo, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said the impact of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic is beyond imagination. The development of vaccines and drugs is imminent, and scientific and technological forces are needed to accelerate the file. Baidu is already supporting the analysis and research of new coronavirus, vaccines and drugs. In the future, the institute will establish long-term cooperation with Baidu to work together to ensure the long-term development of human health.

  Wu Tian, ​​vice president of Baidu Group, said that during the "epidemic" of the National Civil War, Baidu continued to use cutting-edge technologies such as AI and big data to maintain close cooperation with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. During this period, Baidu freely opened LinearFold, a linear-time algorithm, and provided the fastest RNA structure prediction website in the world, helping to accelerate the analysis of new coronavirus and the development of new vaccines and drugs. In the future, we will do our best to continue to open up leading technologies and fully support relevant scientific research work such as epidemic prevention and control and virus research.

  It is reported that the China National Center for Disease Control and Prevention is the only national research institute for the prevention and control of viral diseases and medical virology. After the outbreak of New Coronary Pneumonia, the Emergency Technology Center of the Viral Disease Center of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention achieved fruitful results in many areas such as pathogen discovery and identification, virus isolation and detection reagent development, and vaccine development. (Finish)