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The nUCLeus Hub: Scalable training in computational biomedicine

How can we provide sustainable and affordable HPC training to the next generation of life sciences graduates and future physicians during a global pandemic? This is the unforeseen question that instigated an ambitious collaboration between CompBioMed core partner University College London and associate partner Alces Flight at the start of the year, just at Europe…

CompBioMed Associate Partners predicting the impact of closing your local shop on the spread of covid-19

Researchers from the Brunel University have developed a simulation tool that models the viral spread at the sub-national level, the “Flu And Corona virus Simulator” (FACS). FACS incorporates geospatial data from open sources to single building resolution within small predefined regions. Using FACS, the researchers have modelled the spread of Covid-19 at the local level…

The World’s Fastest Computer to Join Fight Against COVID-19

In our previous blog posts we have highlighted in the work of the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) that High Performance Computing (HPC) resources are an invaluable research tool. Much like their counterparts and colleagues around the world, Japan’s top scientists are now refocusing and accelerating their research efforts towards addressing…

AI-driven integrative biology for accelerating therapeutic drug discoveries to treat SARS-CoV-2

CompBioMed partners and academics from other research facilities are carrying out research to address the fundamental biological mechanisms of both the SARS-CoV-2 novel corona virus and the COVID-19 disease it causes. The ongoing research also includes an attempt to target the entire viral proteome (entire complement of proteins that is or can be expressed by…

Cardiotoxicity: Supercomputer-based in silico studies by CompBioMed Core Partners aiming to make COVID-19 treatment safer for the heart

The use of certain drugs can disturb the rhythm at which hearts beat.  This disruption can have toxic effects on the heart, which are particularly dangerous for those with underlying medical conditions.  Two drugs which are known to have proarrhythmic effects are the antimalarial drugs azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine. Azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine are thought to be…

Coronavirus Resources Across CompBioMed

Here at CoronaBlog, where we will be providing regular news and updates on the research activities of the CompBioMed members, their collaborators, and the wider scientific community, we have established several other resources to provide information and aid in the COVID-19 research efforts: CompBioMed and Coronavirus provides an overview of the current CompBioMed activities, highlighting the…