DePaul University Newsline > Sections > DeBuzz > Chemistry alumna wins Gordon Bell Prize
By Rachel Wojnicki /
April 16, 2021 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
Anda Trifan, a graduate of the Department of Chemistry
in DePaul's College of Science and Health, is a member of the research team at
Argonne National Laboratory that received the Gordon Bell Prize for High
Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research. The team developed detailed
simulations of how the coronavirus protein latches onto cells during infection.
Laboratory and Department of Energy's COVID-19 pandemic response in 2020. The project brought together DOE experts and university partners to enable rapid, early-stage development of COVID-19-related drug design.
Established in 1987, the Gordon Bell Prize is commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize of Supercomputing. It is awarded annually by the Association of Computing Machinery, recognizing outstanding achievement in high-performance computing applications.