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17th PRACE Call for Project Access

There is a new batch of HPC resources available for our Centre of Excellence, as part of the reserve that PRACE has been applying to all the CoEs since the 12th Call for Project Access. This reserve is linked to the 17th PRACE Call for Project Access. Until 31 March ...
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Commission of SuperMUC-NG at LRZ

German Prime Minister Markus Söder participated in the commissioning of the national supercomputer SuperMUC-NG at the Leibniz supercomputing center (LRZ) in Garching on September 24, 2018 ...
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CompBioMed involved in two BOF sessions at SC18

CompBioMed have been successful in gaining a Birds Of a Feather (BOF) sessions at SC18 and will be very actively participating in another from PRACE and EXDCI2. Cristin Merritt of Alces Flight, one of our Associate Partners, instigated the application of this BOF to SC18 based on the one that ...
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CompBioMed2 proposal accepted

In March this year we were particularly busy finalising the CompBioMed2 proposal for the 2018-2020 call from the Commission for Centres of Excellence. In July we found that we are successful in this bid, and we have been working towards putting the Grant Agreement in place. We are excited to ...
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IEEE eScience 2018 paper accepted

Peter Coveney’s group at UCL have had a paper accepted for a talk IEEE eScience 2018. The paper is about “Concurrent and Adaptive Extreme Scale Binding Free Energy Calculations”. The IEEE eScience conference 2018 takes place in Amsterdam on 29 October – 1 November 2018 ...
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ELEM Biotech starts business

BSC’s spinoff company ELEM Biotech is born to commercialize on a Cloud-Deployed Software-as-a-Service basis the use of the HPC-based simulation code Alya for biomedical research. ELEM will become a Virtual Humans Factory, where in-silico trials can be performed thanks to a specifically designed user interface. Although ELEM’s first target will ...
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A Mechanistic Model for Predicting Cell Surface Presentation of Competing Peptides by MHC Class I Molecules

A Mechanistic Model for Predicting Cell Surface Presentation of Competing Peptides by MHC Class I Molecules Denise S. M. Boulanger (1), Ruth C. Eccleston (2,3), Andrew Phillips (4), Peter V. Coveney (2,3,) Tim J. Elliott (1) and Neil Dalchau (4) 1 Centre for Cancer Immunology and Institute for Life Sciences, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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