Joint BSC - CRG - IRB Programme in Computational Biology

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Programme Coordinator:

Dr. Modesto Orozco, Group Leader, IRB Barcelona


Dr. Patrick Aloy, Group Leader, IRB Barcelona
Dr. Xavier Salvatella, Group Leader, IRB Barcelona

Dr. Juan Fernández Recio, Group Leader, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Dr. Victor Guallar, Group Leader, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Dr. David Torrents, Group Leader, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Dr. Roderic Guigó, Group Leader, CRG
Dr. Cedric Notredame, Group Leader, CRG
Dr. Gian Gaetano Tartaglia, Group Leader, CRG

Researchers from the Computational Biology and the Chemical and Structural Biology Nodes at IRB Barcelona have established synergies with those at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) through a collaborative research programme aimed at pursuing new advances in computational biology.

The programme has been extended to the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in 2014.

The programme allows researchers from both institutions to share resources and services, and to work together toward finding bioinformatic solutions in the development of new projects in computational research. One of the first results of this joint collaboration is the Experimental Bioinformatics Laboratory (EBL), created by IRB Barcelona in January 2008. Its main goal is to offer computational biologists in the programme the possibility to integrate experimental measures into their projects, allowing then experimental verification of hypotheses. The EBL is coordinated by Lab Director Dr. Isabelle Brun-Heath, who is responsible for the support of the different research projects.

During the lifetime of the programme, scientists from IRB Barcelona will enjoy access to MareNostrum, the most powerful supercomputer in Europe, and other internal computational resources at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. In return, BSC scientists will also have permanent access to services and facilities at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine.

The programme, funded in equal parts by IRB Barcelona and BSC, has established an external scientific committee, which oversees and evaluates the joint activities carried out by both institutions.

EBL People


Courtesy of BSC.