Nils Drechsel, member of the Computational Biochemistry and Biophysics Laboratory, won one of the two poster awards for the best poster at the VPH conference 2010 in Brussels which took place early October. The poster with the title "Implementation of a Multiscale Model for Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Protein Folding and Aggregation" compromises the recent advancements in multiscale molecular dynamics, as well as developments regarding the molecular simulator ADUN.
Adrián López, member of Computational Biochemistry and Biophysics laboratory of GRIB (UPF/ IMIM) will defence his thesis the 19th of October 2010 at 11:00 in the Parc Recerca Biomedica de Barcelona (PRBB) at XIPRE Seminar at the 1st floor of the building.
The VPH study group presentations will take place on Friday 8th, Xipre room, starting at 11AM. It is expected to have 4-5 different presentations on the topics developed by the participants in the 2nd VPH NoE study group during this week. More information and final program can be found at http://lavandula.imim.es/bsbmi-new/?p=477
La revista del Col·legi de Farmaceùtics de Barcelona [i] CoFB publica aquest mes una entrevista a Manuel Pastor, cap del laboratori de disseny de fàrmacs assistit per ordinador del GRIB (IMIM/ UPF).
The Integrative Biomedical group of GRIB (IMIM/ UPF) led by Ferran Sanz has published at the journal Bioinformatics an article that shows the DisGeNET, a new plugin for Cytoscape to query and analyze a network representation of human gene-disease databases. Article reference: DisGeNET: a Cytoscape plugin to visualize, integrate, search and analyze gene-disease networks. Anna Bauer-Mehren; Michael Rautschka; Ferran Sanz; Laura I. Furlong Bioinformatics 2010
Ismael Zamora, member of the computer-assisted drug design laboratory of GRIB (IMIM/ UPF) has been granted with the 2010 Hansch Award given by the prestigious Cheminformatics and QSAR Society. This is the second time that this award is given to a member of our Programme because Jordi Mestres, head of Chemogenomics laboratory of GRIB was awarded with it in 2006.
We are pleased to announce the NEW Bioinformatics training courseICG10 Integrative Cancer Genomicsorganized by Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Oeiras, Portugal) with Nuria Lopez-Bigas and Gunes Gundem (Head and Predoctoral student respectively of Biomedical Genomics Laboratory of GRIB - UPF/ IMIM) as invited professors. The course will be held on November 8th-10th 2010. Application deadline until October 13th. More information, including application details at http://gtpb.igc.gulbenkian.pt/bicourses/ICG10
A networking activity in parallel with the Second Barcelona School on Biomedical Informatics (BSBMI’10)
The second VPH NoE study group will be held in Barcelona in October 4th - 8th 2010. The event will be carried out in conjunction with the second Barcelona School of Biomedical Informatics (BSBMI’10). The event, hosted by the IMIM – Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar (IMIM), the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), will take place in the outstanding premises of the PRBB, located next to the beachfront in Barcelona.
La jornada tendrá lugar el próximo 8 de julio en el Auditorio del PRBB (Barcelona). Se presentará el Informe puesto en marcha hace unos meses por Farmaindustria para analizar el impacto de la crisis económica mundial en la financiación de las empresas españolas de reciente creación que desarrollan su actividad en el área de la biotecnología aplicada a la salud humana. También se presentará la visión que las compañías farmacéuticas y las bioempresas tienen sobre la cooperación entre ellas. La inscripción debe hacer on line en www.medicamentos-innovadores.org. La asistencia es gratuita, pero las plazas limitadas por el aforo de la sala, por lo que se recomienda realizar cuanto antes la inscripción.
The program for the AS-SIG2010 meeting is now available. Registration is still open through the ISMB website. This year we have a list of outstanding speakers in the field of "chromatin, non-coding RNAs and splicing". Meeting Location: John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA (US) Meeting Dates: 9-10 July 2010 Please visit our website for more information.