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A Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine

Objective

This Centre of Excellence will advance the role of computationally based modelling and simulation within biomedicine. Three related user communities lie at the heart of the CoE: academic, industrial and clinical researchers who all wish to build, develop and extend such capabilities in line with the increasing power of high performance computers. Three distinct exemplar research areas will be pursued: cardiovascular, molecularly-based and neuro-musculoskeletal medicine.

Predictive computational biomedicine involves applications that are comprised of multiple components, arranged as far as possible into automated workflows in which data is taken, from an individual patient, processed, and combined into a model which produces predicted health outcomes. Many of the models are multiscale, requiring the coupling of two or more high performance codes. Computational biomedicine holds out the prospect of predicting the effect of personalised medical treatments and interventions ahead of carrying them out, with all the ensuing benefits. Indeed, in some cases, it is already doing so today.

The CoE presents a powerful consortium of partners and has an outward facing nature and will actively train, disseminate and engage with these user communities across Europe and beyond. Because this field is new and growing rapidly, it offers numerous innovative opportunities. There are three SMEs and three enterprises within the project, as well as eight associate partners drawn from across the biomedical sector, who are fully aware of the vast potential of HPC in this domain. We shall work with them to advance the exploitation of HPC and will engage closely with medical professionals through our partner hospitals in order to establish modeling and simulation as an integral part of clinical decision making. Our CoE is thus user-driven, integrated, multidisciplinary, and distributed; presenting a vision that is in line with the Work Programme.

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 908 892,50

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 508 798,75
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 335 831
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 372 076,25
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
SURFSARA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 495 950
Address
Science Park 140
1098XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 264 955
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 388 225
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 456 368,75
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CBK SCI CON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 277 143,75
Address
97 Tottenham Court Road, The Network Building
W1T 4TP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 191 750
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIFETEC GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 247 987,50
Address
Kennedyplein 11
5611 ZS Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACELLERA LABS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 881
Address
C/ Dels Pinzon 19 2-4
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVOTEC AG*

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Essener Bogen 7
22419 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BULL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 138 043,75
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 125 025
Address
Turnhoutseweg 30
2340 Beerse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVOTEC (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 287,50
Address
114 Innovation Drive, Milton Park Milton
OX14 4RZ Abingdon Oxfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)