VPHi board member the University of Sheffield, through the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine, has connections with Polish supercomputer hosts Cyfronet in Krakow that go back many years, and which have involved multiple well-funded ventures, typically supported by the EC.
Most recently a consortium including Insigneo was successful in a proposal to secure €30M of Horizon 2020 and Polish funding, to establish Sano, a new translation-focused Centre for Computational Medicine in Krakow, and Sheffield’s Dr Andrew Narracott is leading Insigneo’s contribution to the establishment of infrastructure, systems and support mechanisms. Contact Andrew (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details of how to become involved.
Educationally, Sano, is already hosting regular discussions of research developments, which take place as part of the Sano seminar programme (https://sano.science/events/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDZ_8TcjMWUG2ZcgKKgfpwQ), which is open to all.
An Invitation: if you would like to help improve Sano’s understanding of the developing needs in the world of in silico medicine, and perhaps get to know Sano a little better, please visit Sano’s website (https://sano.science/) and, especially, please consider completing a short online questionnaire to help identify the support the institute needs to provide, to equip students with optimised academic training. You’ll find the questionnaire at https://www.survey.isi.fraunhofer.de/uc/sano-en/ and, if you provide your email address, you’ll receive a summary of the findings.