Computational Sciences are making inroads in Life sciences. From the analysis of MRI images to drug development based on molecular dynamics simulations, domain scientists increasingly rely on information technology to analyse biological systems and to enhance thurapeutic procedures. Our goal is to enhance these capabilities through HPC.

The participants of this network are concerned with state of the art simulations such as protein folding, blood flows in the heart, bone breaking and cancer induced angiogenesis. Multiscale and multiphysics algorithms as well as the interface of models, with an ever increasing amount of data are at the focus of this Network. We hope to bring to life sciences the kind of advances that enable today every plane and car to undergo virtual testing before tested in the lab. Interactions with domain scientists are an essential aspect of the network.

Network Contacts

  • Network PI:Petros Koumoutsakos (ETH Zurich)
  • CSCS Liaison: Claudio Gheller

Network Members

  • Vassily Hatzimanikatis, Matteo dal Peraro, Alfio Quarteroni, Ursula Rthlisberger, Gisou van der Groot,Ioannis Xenarios (EPFL)
  • Peter Arbenz, Yves Barral, Petros Koumoutsakos, Viola Vogel (ETH Zurich)
  • Luisa Iruela-Arispe (ISREC)
  • Rolf Krause, Michele Parrinello, Igor Pivkin, Olaf Schenk (Universit della Svizzera italiana)
  • Bastien Chopard (University of Geneva)
  • Christoph Zollikofer (University of Zurich)

Additional groups from Swiss research institutions in this field are welcome to join this network. Please contact the network PI.

Co-Design Projects

Angiogenesis in Health and Disease: In-vivo and in-silico