Author Archives: Emily Lumley

Dr Elisa Passini from University of Oxford wins the international 3Rs prize

At the University of Oxford, in the group of Professor Blanca Rodriguez and Dr Alfonso Bueno-Orovio, Dr Elisa Passini has won the International 3Rs Prize for computer modelling that predicts human cardiac safety better than animal studies. Their winning paper, in collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceutica describes the use of human-based computer models that have proven…

BSC stars in Dan Brown’s Origin

In Dan Brown’s fifth instalment of his Robert Langdon series, the hero finds himself in Barcelona whilst searching for a cryptic password and evading an enemy, determined to kidnap him. As part of this thrilling story they mention Barcelona Supercomputing Centre several times and also draw attention to the beautiful Marenostrum supercomputer. In the extract…

Scientific Review of Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof Peter V Coveney (UCL) has acted as a Program Reviewer for the Helmholtz Association in Germany. Between 23-26 October, he evaluated the work of Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) with a specific remit to review their work in their domain entitled “Decoding the Human Brain”. The Forschungszentrum Jülich conducts research to provide comprehensive solutions to the…

CompBioMed Webinar #1

CompBioMed’s first webinar took place on 22nd November 2017, 11am GMT/12pm CET and is now available below to watch if you missed it, or to rewatch if there was something you missed: HPC simulations of cardiac electrophysiology using patient specific models of the heart (using CHASTE and Alya) The webinar was run by the Computational…