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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…

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…