Vol 4 No 1 Suppl. 1 (2020) - Open Stream on Covid-19 Emergency
Covid-19 Emergency Open Stream Contribution

A Possible Scientific Answer to Covid-19 Among Open Science, Big Data, Old and New Expertise and Knowledge: the Position Paper of Chemistry

Luigi Campanella
Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Published April 1, 2020
Keywords
  • Covid-19,
  • Chemistry,
  • Research,
  • Open Science,
  • Big Data
How to Cite
Campanella, L., & Anastasio, M. (2020). A Possible Scientific Answer to Covid-19 Among Open Science, Big Data, Old and New Expertise and Knowledge: the Position Paper of Chemistry. Substantia, 4(1), 890. https://doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-890

Abstract

"The single biggest threat to man's continued dominance is the virus”

This statement was made by Joshua Lederberg in 1958 in the occasion of his Nobel Lecture. This claim cannot be forgotten in this period while we are looking for a reason of hope and this hope, after ensuring adequate sanitary services and responsible behaviour of citizens, can come only from Science. Medical sciences represent undoubtedly the queen disciplines, but many other disciplines can play a very important role. At this particular moment the basic core of knowledge is provided by the group of biosciences such as medicine, virology, biology, biotechnology. It is fundamental to have an intradisciplinary group that speaks the same language at the start of any research activity.