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The Royal Society’s Interface Focus, CompBioMed Conference 2019 Themed Issue – Part II

We are delighted to announce that Computational Biomedicine. Part II: Organs and Systems of a two-part Theme Issue resulting from papers originally submitted to the CompBioMed Conference 2019 has now been published in The Royal Society’s “Interface Focus” journal, with articles available for all to read as open source. Part II concentrates on organs and…

VECMA and CompBioMed join forces to predict the impact of COVID

SARS-CoV2 has rapidly spread worldwide since December 2019, and early modelling work of this pandemic has assisted in identifying effective government interventions. The UK government relied in part on the CovidSim model developed by Professor Neil Ferguson’s team at the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London, to model various non-pharmaceutical…

CompBioMed at SC20

SC, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, is one of the largest and most important conferences in computing. First established in 1988 by the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society, it runs on an annual basis and attracts thousands of participants worldwide. This year’s edition, SC20, will…

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…