June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: HPC in Life Sciences
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
11:30 am - 01:00 pm
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:01:00 pm - 02:15 pm Lunch
Chair:   Manuel C. Peitsch, PMI R&D, SIB & University of Basel
Abstract:   HPC has contributed to spectacular advancements in the life sciences on several levels levels. First, HPC is playing a crucial role in making sense of the massive amounts of data generated by modern ‘omics’ and genome sequencing technologies and enables the discovery of molecular changes and perturbations that lead to adverse outcomes and disease. Second, HPC is key to modeling increasingly large biomolecular systems using approaches such as quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics and molecular dynamics (see, for instance, the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) to advance our understanding of biomolecular reactions and aid the discovery of new therapeutic molecules. Finally, the simulation of organ function, such as the heart or the brain, not only depends on HPC, but also drives its development. Applications of HPC to these topics will be presented by experts in these areas of research.  
Presentations: High-Performance, High-Capacity or High-Throughput Computing? The Challenges of Genomic Big Data
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  C. Victor Jongeneel, NCSA & University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
HPC-Supported Therapy Development in Oncology
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  Olivier Michielin, University of Lausanne & SIB
Multiscale Systems Biology: Big Data Challenges in Supercomputing Enabling Translational Medicine in Cardiology
12:30 pm - 01:00 pm
  Matthias Reumann, IBM Research Zurich