Prof Tuğba Bağcı Önder from the School of Medicine, Postdoc Researcher Alişan Kayabölen from Koç University Research Center for Translational Medicine (KUTTAM) and their team designed a new molecule to fight against SARS-CoV2, which caused the COVID-19 pandemic. This molecule, placed between the virus and the ACE2 receptor, which the virus uses to enter the cell, will be able to prevent the virus from entering our body by clinging on to the receptor. The article about the research was published in one of the most prestigious journals in its field, Advanced Science.