Helping to boost discovery and innovation
New technologies such as high-performance computing (HPC), quantum computing (QC) and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to bring about game changing results in genomics and biodata.
The Atos HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Center of Excellence is an initiative to bring leading edge technologies closer to life sciences projects with the goal of discovering fresh, innovative solutions. It was launched in July 2020 and is currently operating remotely due to covid restrictions. The Center is located at the Wellcome Genome Campus, home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organizations in genomics and computational biology. It embodies technology and life sciences co-existing in one place and is built on two very solid pillars:
- A strong trajectory, collaborating with more than 40 health, research and pharma/biotech organizations worldwide to explore advanced computing technologies;
- Atos leadership position as number one in Europe in high performance computing, and number one in the world in quantum simulation.
This center is a unique opportunity for researchers and technologists worldwide to explore the different usages of the latest technologies through a broad range of activities that include proof of concepts, demos, courses, innovation workshops and benchmarks. The Center offers a great variety of services and journeys that are constantly updated to cover the new trends and needs from our life sciences researchers.
One of the most remarkable achievements in the last year was the creation, together with our partner Intel, of the “Fight against SARS-Cov-2 Platform”. Through this platform we provide an outstanding in memory capability paired with industry expertise freely available to researchers worldwide working in Covid-19 related projects. Currently there are two research organizations accelerating their projects thanks to this facility:
- National Center for Biotechnology is a research center that belongs to the Spanish Research Council. The Biocomputing Unit of this center has modelled spike of the SARS-Cov-2 by 3D electron microscopy to better understand its flexibility and, therefore, the mechanism of infection when binding to the ACE-2 cell receptor. – link to Press release.
- The Virtual University of Senegal is simulating different scenarios to model the spread of Covid-19 in various Senegalese regions and plans to extend this model to other countries. – link to Press release.
We are looking forward to helping you to boost your projects. Contact us to organize a visit to our Life Sciences Center of Excellence!
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Natalia Jiménez Lozano
Head of Atos Life Science Center of Excellence
High Performance Computing Senior Expert
Artificial Intelligence Senior Expert
Quantum Computing Senior Expert