19-23 May 2014
Helsinki University, Main Building
Europe/Helsinki timezone

Networking Life Sciences and EGI towards H2020

21 May 2014, 11:00
1h 30m
Room 6 (Helsinki University, Main Building)

Room 6

Helsinki University, Main Building


Dr Afonso Duarte (ITQB-UNL)Dr Fotis Psomopoulos (Institute of Applied Biosciences, Center for Research and Technology Hellas)


The increase in complexity of studies and techniques within Life Sciences (LS) lead to an explosion in the demand of computational resources. From Big Data to High Performance Computing (HPC), from the development of tailored solutions to general use applications, LS community is one of the target communities for future utilization of computational resources. The European Commission has recently presented the workprogrammes of the Horizon 2020, where multidisciplinary approaches are a key factor for success. This is particularly true for LS calls. This networking session will bridge Technology providers with Users having as background H2020. This session will foster the sharing of ideas and needs of both communities (EGI and LS) thus identifying common grounds for future collaboration, boosting the success of proposals to be submitted. The session should be an open meeting where delegates can share their ideas and is closely related to the Life Sciences workshop in the VRE track.

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Wider impact and conclusions

The target audience for this networking session are NGIs, NILs, Life Science VOs and VRCs, ESFRIs and PIs with existing involvement or interest in future collaborations. The main outcome of such a networking session are ideas for future collaborations, and ideally the setup of initial work groups towards specific actions.

Description of work

The networking session will aim to provide the stimuli for an involved discussion among all participant by following a series of steps (pending on equipment availability on site), such as:
- A welcome part, where each participant will introduce him/herself and briefly explain his/her expertise, involvement and hope for the session.
- A brief outline of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Work Program, with focus on the Health calls.
- A few slides providing key topics that could be relevant to the background of the participants.
Across all these steps, the session will facilitate free-style networking among participants.

Primary authors

Dr Afonso Duarte (ITQB-UNL) Dr Fotis Psomopoulos (Institute of Applied Biosciences, Center for Research and Technology Hellas)

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