PATC: Short course on HPC-based Computational Bio-Medicine

Date: 11/Feb/2020 Time: 09:00 - 13/Feb/2020 Time: 18:00


The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises.

Vertex Building VS208

Target group: INTERMEDIATE: for trainees with some theoretical and practical knowledge;  

Cost: There is no registration fee. The attendees would need to cover the expenses for travel, accommodation and meals. CompBioMed will be offering a few travel grants for this training event. Please go to Further information to learn more about the requirements.  

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Day 1 (Feb. 11)

Session 1 / 9:00am – 1:00 pm

9:00-9:15 Welcome (Mariano Vázquez, BSC)

9:15-11:00 Compilation and Optimization in the HPC environment (O. Hamitou)

11:00-11:20h Coffee Break

11:20-13:00 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) and GPCR Modelling (Dr Alexander Heifetz, EVOTEC)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break


Session 2 / 2:00pm – 4:00 pm 

14:00-15:00 Innovations in HPC-training for medical, science and engineering students (Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, UCL)

15:00-16:00 Molecular Medicine: Hands On (Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, UCL)

16:00-18:00 Visit to MareNostrum


Day 2 (Feb. 12)

Session 3 / 9:00am – 1:00 pm (4 h lectures)

9:00-10:50 Introduction to HPC in Computational Modelling (Carlos Teijeiro Barjas, SURFsara)

10:50-11:10h Coffee Break

11:10-13:00 Computational Hemodynamics on HPC (UvA) (Ben Czaja, UvA)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break


Session 4 / 2:00pm – 6:00 pm (2 h lectures, 2 h practical)

14:00-15:30 Visualization applied to 2D/3D scientific datasets (Paul Melis, SURFsara)

15:30-17:00 Cardiac Modelling (J. Aguado-Sierra)


Day 3 (Feb. 13)

Session 5 / 9:00am – 1:00 pm (4 h lectures)

9:00-11:00 Fluid-Structure Interaction methods for biomechanics (C. Samaniego, D. Oks, A. Santiago)

11:00-11:20h Coffee Break

11:20-13:00 hands-on onFluid-Structure Interaction methods for biomechanics(C. Samaniego, D. Oks)


Session 6 / 2:00pm – 6:00 pm 

14:00-15:00 Parallel algorithms for Computational Mechanics (Guillaume Houzeaux - Ricard Borrell, BSC)

15:00-16:00 Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences (Davide Cirillo, BSC) 

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-18:00 Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences (Davide Cirillo, BSC)