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BioExcel Centre of Excellence for ComputationalBiomolecular Research

Objective

Life Sciences have become increasingly digital and this is accelerating. Computational techniques play key roles in processing, analysis and generating new knowledge from experiments, even in replacing them. This has been enabled due to tremendous advances in techniques such as docking and molecular simulations at both atomistic and quantum levels to which world-leading European research and software are contributing. Pushing computational capabilities towards Exascale will advance the area, enabling researchers to tackle increasingly complex questions related to biomolecules' function, mechanisms, dynamics and interactions. This will impact on our daily life, in health, for the development of new drugs and efficient drug delivery methods, in biotechnology, environment, agriculture, food industry and education. To exploit this great computational power, in academia and industry, significant efforts on software efficiency, scaling, usability and education are needed. This is the mission of the BioExcel Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research launched in 2015 with EC support. It has made significant contributions by focusing on highest-impact European codes, workflows and an extensive, international education program. BioExcel-2 will continue and expand this work, with a focus on Exascale impact, improved usability, expanded training and commercial applications, while strengthening its user-driven governance. Specifically it will: * Push performance, efficiency, scalability and usability of the selected software packages towards Exascale in a co-design manner, contributing to the EuroHPC vision * Support convergence of HPC, HTC, and HPDA with workflows combining simulations with data management and analytics * Support and enlarge the user community by providing support, workforce development, continued training, guidance, and best practices * Develop a sustainable and open community centre with user-driven governance and clear KPIs.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAEDI-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 008 000

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 046 875
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA BIOMEDICA (IRB BARCELONA)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 455 625
Address
Carrer Baldiri Reixac 10-12 Parc Scientific De Barcelona
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 178 442,50
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 919 475
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 702 468,75
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 298 187,50
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 810 028,75
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 431 250
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACROSSLIMITS LTD
Malta
EU contribution
€ 222 500
Address
Hilltop Gardens, Triq L-inkwina
NXR 2641 Naxxar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 462 481,25
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
IAN HARROW CONSULTING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 375
Address
Kd Tower Plaza Suite 9 Cotterells
HP1 1FW Hemel Hempstead
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORMAN RICHARD ALBERT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 237 750
Address
Frusetbakken 21
2817 Gjovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOSTRUM BIODISCOVERY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 375
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31 Edf Nexus Ii
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)