LLNL COVID-19 Research and Response

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is fully committed to helping protect the U.S. from COVID-19 and to speed the recovery of those affected. As a world-class research institute, we have considerable infrastructure, unique research capabilities and a dedicated team of scientists and engineers supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Because of the California shelter-in-place order, LLNL is currently operating at normal operations with maximized telework; however, our researchers continue to be focused on defeating COVID-19 and are active both on- and off-site.

Since the emergence of the pandemic in January, we have been supporting the research and medical communities with tools and information to better understand COVID-19. For example, on Feb. 3, we released predicted structures of a key COVID-19 viral protein to help the research community accelerate development of potential medical treatments. A summary of our initial research efforts is also available, as is information about our participation in the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium. LLNL is also a part of the Department of Energy’s collective response to the pandemic.

This video summarizes some of the work that Lawrence Livermore researchers and staff are doing to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Laboratory is a highly collaborative organization, and we welcome partnerships with academia and industry. Our current COVID-19 research and response activities are focused on four broad areas: High Performance Computing, Detection, Medical Countermeasures and Medical Equipment. The Laboratory is also leveraging our unique capabilities and infrastructure to support the fight against COVID-19, as well as creating a COVID-19 data portal to expedite access to our modeling results. Our Innovation and Partnerships Office has identified technologies and capabilities that are currently available under free, temporary non-exclusive licenses. For technical inquiries and collaborative opportunities, please contact the Laboratory’s Biosecurity Center at biosecurity [at] llnl.gov. More information about our current activities can be found on the following pages.

HPC for COVID-19

Lassen Supercomputer

 

Using the world’s most powerful computing resources to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery related to the virus.

Read more about high performance computing

COVID-19 Detection

Scientists with test

 

Developing rapid and accurate diagnostic technologies for clinical and environmental use.

Read more about diagnostic testing and detection

Medical Countermeasures for COVID-19

Coronavirus Protein Structure

 

Supporting rapid discovery of potential medical countermeasures (drugs and vaccines) and other treatment options.

Read more about medical countermeasures

Medical Equipment for COVID-19

Ventilator

 

Providing the medical community with additional protective measures and rapid-prototypes for medical equipment in short supply.

Read more about medical equipment

COVID-19 Infrastructure

Biolab Truck

 

Mobilizing Livermore’s specialized capabilities, tools, and infrastructure to support the fight against COVID-19.

Read more about these unique tools

COVID-19 Data Portal

Coronavirus render over data

 

Provisioning access to scientific data via an interactive data querying system.

Visit the COVID-19 Data Portal



For more information about the U.S. government's response to COVID-19, see coronavirus.gov and usa.gov/coronavirus. For the latest public health and safety information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, see cdc.gov/coronavirus.