• DISCIPULUS: It’s Well Underway, But First, A Reminder

    Back in November 2012, we had the Second Consultation Meeting in Barcelona, exploring the scientific and technical challenges that have to be overcome in other to make the Digital Patient, a reality. We reported the first half of this meeting in our December issue of the newsletter; you can read this here http://vph-institute.org/news/discipulus-how-were-these-topics-discussed-on-the-day. In our latest issue, we report the second half of the meeting and bring things right up to the present.
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  • Discover the FET Flagships winners

    Graphene and the Human Brain Project win EU's largest research excellence award.
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  • Interface Focus Theme Issue featuring VPH2012 papers: Available Online

    The special Issue entitled "'The Virtual Physiological Human: integrative approaches to computational biomedicine'" contains selected papers from the VPH2012 conference, the congress of reference for our community.
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  • Going up, going down

    "There is no preferred direction of causation in biology, causal influences actually run from the top down as much as they do from the bottom up." This is the theory of the VPH Institute President, Prof Denis Noble, recently reported in the Thesis section of the Nature Physics Journal - February 2013 issue.
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  • DISCIPULUS: the public revision of the roadmap kicks off

    It has recently kicked off the public discussion on the research roadmap on the Digital Patient that is being elaborated as part of the Discipulus project. The roadmap aims to be the collegial expression of our community, and this would be possible only if all of you will contribute to discuss and orient the roadmap content. Collaborate with us on this important initiative!
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  • ERC funds 60 innovative projects to bring 'blue sky' research towards market

    The European Research Council (ERC) has today announced the outcome of the latest round of its top-up funding scheme 'Proof of Concept'. Worth up to €150,000 each, these grants provide funding for researchers, who are already ERC grantees, to bridge the gap between their research and marketable innovation. In this call, a total of 60 grants have now been awarded, of which the final 27 were made public today. The first 33 grants were announced in September 2012.
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