Academic User News

  • ELEM Biotech starts business - BSC’s spinoff company ELEM Biotech is born to commercialize on a Cloud-Deployed Software-as-a-Service basis the use of the HPC-based simulation code Alya for biomedical research. ELEM will become a Virtual Humans Factory, where in-silico trials can be performed thanks to a specifically designed user interface. Although ELEM’s first target will be the cardiovascular and respiratory…
  • Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies – Accelerated reactions in condensed bio-matter? - HITS researcher Dr Kashif Sadiq explores ribonucleoprotein granules, a condensed form of bio-matter found inside cells. He investigates whether the rate of enzymatic reactions in these membrane-less granules is accelerated. If true, this would lead to new insights in how cells regulate their biochemistry and may shed light on the origins of life on Earth.…
  • CompBioMed research wins the 11th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge - Our work executing and managing large and complex campaigns of ligand binding simulations (using our domain specific middleware, HTBAC) has won the 11th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2018) at the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid) 2018 held in Washington DC. The prize rewards real-world problem solving using computing…
  • PolNet software released under General License - A recent paper published through a collaboration of our coordinator, UCL, with our Associate Partner at the Centre for Medical Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, outlines the use and release of the PolNet software tool. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2018.03.032 PolNet is a software tool for the computer simulation of blood flow in realistic microvascular networks imaged with…
  • Hands-on Introduction to HPC for life scientists training at EPCC, Edinburgh - The course is organised and funded by BioExcel – the Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research (http://bioexcel.eu), and PRACE, and delivered in collaboration with ARCHER – the UK national supercomputing service (http://archer.ac.uk)