Representatives from Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), attending the world’s largest Supercomputing conference (SC12) as part of an Australian High Performance Computing booth, were pleased to represent colleagues from St Vincent’s Institute, the IBM Research Collaboratory for Life Sciences, VLSCI, University of Melbourne and VIDRL at the presentation of the HPC Innovation Excellence Awards on November 13, 2012.
Led by Professor Michael Parker at St. Vincent’s Institute, the team were recognized for their rhinovirus (common cold virus) modelling work in the categories of science, engineering, return on investment and potential benefit to society. For the full story, go to http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23785012
For further background to the work, refer to a news item from July 2012.
Congratulations in particular to Prof. Parker, Dr Matthew Downton (IBM Collaboratory), Dr Michael Kuiper (VLSCI) and Jason Roberts (VIDRL) for all their hard work on this rewarding project.
About The Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
The Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative is funded by the Victorian Government and contributing institutions, hosted by the University of Melbourne and includes the first IBM Research Collaboratory for Life Sciences. It exists for all Victorian life science researchers and, as at October 2013, it remains the biggest supercomputer facility devoted to life sciences in the world.