Grid Computing in Medical Research

Oxford University announced in a press release the Integrative Biology Project.  Excerpt:

"[The project] aims to build a giant computing grid to support the modelling of complex biological systems, which will use advanced computer simulations to help understand and treat disease. The international, multi-institutional and cross-disciplinary project team includes world experts on the modelling of heart disease and cancer.  The intention is to use computing power to bring together knowledge at all the different levels of biological understanding – from gene function to physiology – in order to provide a coherent theory of biology which can be applied to disease."

The Integrative Biology Project homepage is here.

Further description of the project can be found in this Vnunet article.


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