CompBioMed’s 23rd e-seminar took place on 27 May 2022 and focused on Supercomputer-based in-silico clinical trials in cardiac therapies towards exascale computing.
Biological systems are one of the most challenging modelling and simulation arenas. Let us pick one, which is particularly difficult: Cardiac modelling. Complex multi-scale and multi-physics, very large input datasets, a massive amount of output data to post-process and analyse, difficult validation against scarce high-definition experimental and clinical data, comorbidities and patient variability… all these features are present together when you try to re-create a beating heart in a computer. Since 2005, our team has been developing Alya, a tool to tackle these problems, helping doctors to understand a diseased heart and optimize therapies to heal it. Supercomputers, and a simulation code capable of making the most of them, are our weapons.
Presentation was given by Dr Mariano Vazquez (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre).
Mariano is Chief Technical and Scientific Officer at ELEM Biotech, a start-up company spun off from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Mariano holds a PhD in computational physics from the Technical University of Barcelona, Spain. He co-leads the Alya Dev Team, a 50 strong research group who develop their main modelling tool. His research interests are in cardiac computational modelling, computational mechanics and high-performance computing.
This webinar series is run in collaboration with the VPH Institute and the Avicenna Alliance