Second VPH NoE Study Group
a networking activity in parallel with the Second Barcelona School on Biomedical Informatics (BSBMI’10)
Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), October 4th-8th 2010
The 2nd VPH NoE Study Group will include the presentation of new developments on the field of multiscale simulations. The event will consist on a one day workshop on multiscale simulations, followed by four days of actual study group on applying such concepts and methods to three different biomedical problems. In the line of the first study group, hosted by the University of Notingham, the event will focus more on problem definition than on the use of actual tools, although in this edition some of the tools identified by the VPH community in the form of the VPH toolkit will be explained in some details to make participants aware of existing solutions to common problems. The study group and BSBMI is aimed at both Graduate Students and Research Scientists working in the field of multiscale simulations in biomedicine, and will bring together experts from both the public and private sectors.
The study group and BSBMI will have a focus on multiscalability, its computational aspects and, in particular, its relationship with translational research in biomedicine.
The event will include a one day workshop dealing with general aspects of the mathematics and physics behind multiscale simulations as well as the definition of the biological problems to be tackled in the rest of the week. Thus, a combination of lectures and tutorials will be given during the rest of the week, followed by extensive work in groups to develop “solutions” to the proposed biomedical questions.
The participants will be expected to present a brief summary of their methodology and findings in several sessions on the final day of the event. While each day will have a different central theme, it is anticipated that there will be synergistic overlap between these themes.