11th International BSC Severo Ochoa Doctoral Symposium 2024

Data: 07/May/2024 Time: 09:00 - 08/May/2024 Time: 18:00


The 11th International BSC Severo Ochoa Doctoral Symposium will take place in Aula Master (UPC).

Target group: PhD students, as well as early stage PostDocs and late stage MSc students in HPC-related research areas

Cost: This event is free of charge.

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7 May 2024

  • 08:30-09:00    Registration
  • 09:00-09:20    Welcome Address
  • 09:20-10:20    Keynote Presentation
  • 10:20-10:40    Meet Attendees and Group Photo
  • 10:40-11:40    POSTER SESSION I (with light refreshments)
  • 11:40-12:40    TALK SESSION I - Human Health
  • 12:40-13:40    Lunch
  • 13:40-15:00    TALK SESSION II - Applications of Computational Methods
  • 15:00-16:00    POSTER SESSION II (with tea & coffee)
  • 16:00-17:00    TALK SESSION III - Simulations and Modelling
  • 17:00        End Day 1

8 May 2024

  • 08:50-09:10    Registration
  • 09:10-10:50    TALK SESSION IV - Genomics
  • 10:50-11:50    POSTER SESSION III (with light refreshments)
  • 11:50-13:10    TALK SESSION V - Earth Science and Transcriptomics
  • 13:10-14:10    Lunch
  • 14:10-15:10    POSTER SESSION IV
  • 15:10-16:30    TALK SESSION VI - Computer Architecture and Performance
  • 16:30-17:30    Closing Session and Awards
  • 17:30        Cool Off on the BSC terrace (with light refreshments)

DAY 1 Presenters and Titles


  • Mercè Crosas - New Horizons for HPC Applied to Social Sciences and Humanities


  • Zahra Noori - Adjusting UV-Vis Spectrum of Alizarin by Insertion of Auxochromes
  • Fatemeh Baghdadi - Computational Methods for the Integration of Multimodal Cardiovascular Data
  • Giacomo Mutti - Detecting non-vertical inheritance across eukaryotes
  • Sergi Palomas - Evaluating computational performance metrics in Climate modelling: Insights from CMIP6
  • Maria Sopena Rios - Single-cell atlas of the aging immune system
  • Marc Solé i Bonet - The METASAT Hardware Platform v1.1: Identifying the Challenges for its RISC-V CPU and GPU Update

TALK SESSION I - Human Health

  • Guillermo Prol Castelo - A Benchmark of Synthetic Transcriptomic Cancer Data Reconstruction
  • Sara Peregrina Cabredo - Implications of the human oral microbiome in Alzheimer’s disease prognosis
  • Alejandro Navarro Martínez - Evaluating the Impact of Recurrent Mobility in Air Pollution Exposure in Catalonia

TALK SESSION II - Applications of Computational Methods

  • Miriam Poley Gil - Exploring the biophysical boundaries of protein families with deep learning methods
  • Roc Farriol-Duran - Design of a surface-accessible epitope panel using Brewpitopes to empower early lung cancer detection
  • Lidia Neves - Big data and diversity: the specificities of analyzing discourses about refugees in Brazil
  • Varbina Ivanova - Multiple-Copies Association Studies for Computational Binding Mode Elucidation of Fbw7 E3 Ligase Fragment Hits


  • Jeremy Jens Giesen León - ASCOM: Affordable Sequence-aware COntention Modeling in Crossbar-based MPSoCs
  • Ivan Vargas Valdivieso - Design and Analysis of a Processing-in-Memory Sort Algorithm using UPMEM
  • Júlia Vilalta Mor - Generative Strategies for Multi-target Drug Design: Generating Mpro Pan-inhibitors
  • Louis Ledoux - LLMMMM: Large Language Models Matrix-Matrix Multiplications Characterization on Open Silicon
  • Iria Pose Lagoa - Machine Learning Approaches for the Characterization of COPD
  • Hernán Domingo Ramos - MAXWEL: Simulation of EM wave propagation in plasma using FEM

TALK SESSION III - Simulations and Modelling

  • Patricia Blanco Gabella - Development of Novel Non-Peptidic VHL Binders Using a Fragment-Based Approach
  • Miguel Luengo - Designing a new generation of industrial proteases
  • Fernando Vázquez - Methodologies for the Design and Development of Digital Twins



  • Alejandro Alonso Marín - BIMSA: Accelerating Long Sequence Alignment Using Processing-In-Memory
  • Winona Oliveros - Inter-individual and Inter-tissue variation of DNA methylation
  • Saioa Manzano-Morales - Reconstructing prokaryotic metabolic contributions to the Last Eukaryotic Common Ancestor
  • Moisès Bernabeu - Horizontal gene transfer help in the process of organellogenesis


  • Júlia Orteu Aubach - A Framework and Methodology for Performance Prediction of HPC Workloads
  • Carlos Rojas - Agile and accurate microarchitecture modeling using Python and Salabim
  • Laura Ventura San Pedro - Deep-learning-enhanced transcriptomic and histopathology analysis of the role of aging in female tissues
  • Ignasi Puch Giner - Drug Repurposing for Mammalian Heart Regeneration: The Inhibition Mechanism of Neomycin and Paromomycin on Meis1-Hoxb13-DNA Trimer
  • Álvaro Redondo del Río - Hybridisation in Emerging Fungal Pathogens
  • Pol Garcia Recasens - Towards Pareto Optimal Throughput in Small Language Model Serving

TALK SESSION V - Earth Science and Transcriptomics

  • Alba Santos Espeso - Cooling Effect of Aerosols on Past Arctic Climate (1950-2014)
  • Pep Cos - Atmospheric circulation leading to subtropical air intrussions in the Western Mediterranean
  • Rubén Chazarra Gil - Alternative Splicing variability between human populations at single-cell resolution
  • Pau Clavell Revelles - A pipeline to preprocess long reads Oxford Nanopore sequencing data to reveal the transcriptomic diversity of human populations


  • Victor Xirau Guardans - Active Compute Memory: Enhancing Memory and Processing in Near-Memory Architectures for Vector Classification
  • Xavier Benedicto Molina - Analysing Metabolic Changes in a Gastric Adenocarcinoma Cell Line under Different Drug Treatments
  • Marko Ludaic - Emergence of Energetic Constraints over the Evolution of Protein Families
  • Pau Manyer Fuertes - EQUILI module in ALYA: a free-boundary Grad-Shafranov equation solver using CutFEM
  • Othmane Hayoun - An AGS cell line digital twin for studying novel treatment strategies

TALK SESSION VI - Computer Architecture and Performance

  • Alejandro Cano Cos - Buffer architecture for Dragonfly topologies
  • Josep Pocurull Serra - Performance analysis of an OpenFOAM HPC Grand Challenge using BSC performance tools
  • Sergi Laut Turon - Architecture-aware Patterns for the Factorized Sparse Approximate Inverse Preconditioner
  • Elias Perdomo - HBM performance on FPGAs