BioExcel CoE Newsletter #9

Dear reader,

As you might know, BioExcel’s operations are funded by the EU H2020 program. Last month we had the first review with the commission and we are very happy to let you know that it was a successful one! The reviewers were pleased with the development of our work. Kudos go to the whole team in the centre and we hope to continue providing the community with even better and more valuable services in future.

So what’s coming up next? The most important event for us this year is the first BioExcel Community Forum! It takes place between 22-23 November 2017 in Amsterdam, at a well locate venue which will bring together representatives from our whole community. It will provide a great opportunity for interest groups members to to discuss and work on issues of common interest. This will be a highly interactive event rather then a conventional conference of presentations; it is free to register here so you can have your voice heard and to influence the future direction of the Centre of Excellence.

Our popular webinar series is going ahead with two presentations this month. On 17 July 2017, Nick Lynch (CTO of Open PHACTS Foundation) will introduce Open PHACTS, an integrated pharmacological data platform. Nick is joined by Stian Soiland-Reyes and Adam Hospital who will explain how BioExcel is building a Virtual Screening workflow combining Open PHACTS with the BioExcel-supported tools for biomolecular simulation and modelling. So please join us to learn more about it!

As a side note, if you are using workflows in your work, checkout the recording of our recent CWL webinar. Common Workflow Language (CWL) is one of the hottest new developments in the area and BioExcel has been fully involved in its development.

Then, on 20th July 2017 we have Federica Battistini presenting a webinar on NaFLEX, a web tool designed to facilitate the use of nucleic acid simulation tools. The server offers a variety of methods to explore nucleic acid flexibility, a base-pair resolution mesoscopic model and atomistic molecular dynamics simulations with a wide variety of protocols and force fields. This is especially suitable for novice users in our Entry Level Interest Group. In addition to NaFLEX, IRB Barcelona has developed a number of various online tools for simulation and analysis which you might find very useful in your work.

And finally - if you are going the the ISMB/ECCB conference this year, drop by our booth. Many of us will be available for a chat, and you might be lucky to get some cool prizes too.

In August we will have a break with the webinar series because many of the team will be on holiday. But for September we are preparing a very exciting line up of talks!

More news is coming soon. In the meantime - be sure to visit the support forums or join the general chat room with any questions!

Rossen Apostolov

BioExcel Manager

 

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BioExcel Community Forum (22-23 November, 2017)

BioExcel Community Forum (22-23 November, 2017)

Join us in Amsterdam for BioExcel's first Community Forum. 22nd-23rd November, 2017 Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam Free - Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bioexcel-community-forum-tickets-35807737908 The BioExcel Community Forum provides an opportunity for members of BioExcel's interest groups and other members of the BioExcel community to come together for discussions and to work on issues of interest to the group. This will be …

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2017-07-21 ISMB/ECCB 2017, Prague

2017-07-21 ISMB/ECCB 2017, Prague

The international joint conference Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology / European Conference on Computational Biology, ISMB/ECCB 2017, takes place in Prague this July (2017-07-21 / 2017-07-25), with a wide-ranging programme of molecular and computational biology. BioExcel's presence at the conference includes: Cath Brooksbank (EMBL-EBI) Josep Lluis Gelpi Buchaca (University of Barcelona) Carole Goble (The University of Manchester) Ian Harrow (Ian Harrow Consulting) …

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Webinar: NAFlex, a web server for the study of nucleic acid flexibility (2017-07-20)

Webinar: NAFlex, a web server for the study of nucleic acid flexibility (2017-07-20)

Federica Battistini Molecular Modeling and Bioinformatics, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain.  federica.battistini@irbbarcelona.org BioExcel’s webinar series continues with another webinar focused on entry level users. In this case, Federica Battistini is going to talk about nucleic acid flexibility and how it could be extracted and visualized using NAFlex web server. This is also the first BioExcel - Multiscale …

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Webinar: “BioExcel and OpenPHACTS: Building pharmacological workflow blocks for virtual screening” (2017-07-17)

Webinar: “BioExcel and OpenPHACTS: Building pharmacological workflow blocks for virtual screening” (2017-07-17)

BioExcel’s webinar series continues with Nick Lynch, who will introduce Open PHACTS, an integrated pharmacological data platform and BioExcel strategic partner. Nick is joined by Stian Soiland-Reyes and Adam Hospital who will explain in details how BioExcel is building a Virtual Screening workflow combining Open PHACTS with the BioExcel-supported tools for biomolecular simulation and modelling. The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform …

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Webinar: "Introduction to the Common Workflow Language (CWL) project" (2017-06-21)

Webinar: "Introduction to the Common Workflow Language (CWL) project" (2017-06-21)

Discuss this webinar View slides Workflows Interest Group BioExcel’s webinar series continues with Michael Crusoe, CWL Project co-founder & Community Engineer, who will introduce the Common Workflow Language (CWL) project. In July 2016 the CWL team released standards that enable the portable, interoperable, and executable description of command line data analysis tools and workflow made from those tools. These descriptions are enhanced by …

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ask.bioexcel.eu

Ask.Bioexcel.eu

Ask.Bioexcel.eu, is a forum to support the community for computational biomolecular research in academia and industry, with particular focus on biomolecular simulation and modelling and using high-performance computing (HPC) and high-throughput computing (HTC). Anyone is free to register (sign in with email or your Google/GitHub/Yahoo account), please feel free to ask questions and contribute to the existing threads! …

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