June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: Large-Scale Computing in Biomedicine & Bioengineering
Time: Monday, June 23, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:08:00 am - 12:00 pm Welcome Coffee
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Lunch
07:30 am - 11:00 am Welcome Coffee
Keynoter:   Klaus Schulten, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:   Cells of the human body contain each about a billion macromolecules that aggregate and cooperate hierarchically in complex compartmental systems.  The atom-by-atom properties of individual molecules dictate health and disease of the single cell and the whole body as these properties control collective behavior among thousands of macromolecules and the self-organization of cell function, differentiation, signaling, repair, and division. Today the atom-to-whole-cell perspective of living cells assumes center stage through revolutionary parallel advances in microscopies, nanotechnologies, and computing.  This talk demonstrates that life scientists form today's technological vanguard in scientific computing. It shows how decades-long development of in silico, in vitro and in vivo  technologies opened a new era in the life sciences that investigates in amazing detail 1million-to-1 billion atom systems involved in cell mechanics, viral infection, medical diagnostics or 2nd generation biofuel generation.