Category Archives: Academic Users

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…

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…

New paper addressing Zika virus from Associate Partner, Universidad Católica de Murcia

The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil was declared by WHO to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern as evidence came to light that infection can cause birth defects as well as neurological problems. Whilst public health measures have contained the epidemic there remains no specific treatment for the virus available and treatment options…

First meeting of VPH Institute – UK Chapter

Fri 15 September 11.00 am — 3.00 pm Design Studio (D05) Level D, Pam Liversidge Building, Sheffield S1 3JD Insigneo is hosting the first meeting of all researchers, industrial experts, clinicians, regulators and funders interested in the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH), in silicomedicine, and related topics. The aim is to explore the establishment of a…