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“Big data need big theory too” Making Waves

The first month of usage data for the Philosophical Transactions A theme issue on “Multiscale modelling at the physics–chemistry–biology interface” is now available. There were a total of 7921 article views in October, over 5000 of which were for Peter Coveney, Edward Dougherty, and Roger Highfield’s paper “Big data need big theory too”.  It’s currently the…

Altmetrics for “Big Data Need Big Theory Too”

Peter Coveney, Edward Dougherty, and Roger Highfield’s paper on “Big Data Need Big Theory Too” has received an Altmetric score of 106, which puts it in the top 5% of all Altmetric’s research outputs. You can view the paper here and view the Altmetric breakdown here.

New CompBioMed Associate Partner: The Hartree Centre

We are delighted to announce that the Hartree Centre (http://www.hartree.stfc.ac.uk/hartree/), led by Alison Kennedy, has joined CompBioMed as an Associate Partner. We welcome them on board and look forward to extensive and fruitful collaborations in the coming years.

New CompBioMed Associate Partner: H-ITS

We are delighted to announce that the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (http://www.h-its.org), represented by its Molecular and Cell Modelling Group (http://www.h-its.org/mcm), led by Professor Rebecca Wade, who is also the Scientific Director of HITS, has joined CompBioMed as an Associate Partner. We welcome them on board and look forward to extensive and fruitful collaborations…

EMBC ’17 & NBC ’17

The joint conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC) is taking place in Tampere, Finland, in June 2017: www.embec2017.org. The meeting is endorsed by IEFMBE (www.ifmbe.org) as we as EAMBES (www.eambes.org). The topics of the conference include all traditional Biomedical Engineering…

Theme Issue in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A

Peter Coveney is the co-editor of a Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A Theme Issue ‘Multiscale modelling at the physics–chemistry–biology interface’. Read more at the link. Included in the issue are two pieces from Coveney: “Bridging the gaps at the physics–chemistry–biology interface” and “Big data need big theory too”, both available at the link.

Workshop: HTMD 2016

The 3rd Workshop on High-Throughput Molecular Dynamics (HTMD) 2016 takes place on Thu 10th – Fri 11th November 2016 in Barcelona at the Barcelona biomedical research park (PRBB). Read more about the workshop here.

WIRED Article

Roger Highfield has published an article with “WIRED” on Why we can’t trust ‘blind big data’ to cure the world’s diseases.