Following is a guest post from Ajay K. Royyuru:
Today we in IBM Computational Biology Center took a very important and big step forward, in establishing the first life science research collaboratory. Located in Melbourne, in partnership with Victorian Life Sciences Computational Initiative (VLSCI) at the University of Melbourne, this collaboratory realizes an important objective of the Research Division, to perform our research in the market place, with our clients. The collaboratory enables our collaboration with about 10,000 world class life sciences and medical researchers in the Melbourne area, across a number a national and internationally reputed research institutions, such as University of Melbourne, Monash University, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, and Ludwig Institute. Together, we hope to make significant progress in research at the intersection of biology and high performance computing, in areas such as medical imaging, clinical genomics, drug discovery and drug design, and systems biology. The collaboratory will consist of researchers and engineers in Melbourne, who will work closely with VLSCI scientists, and also serve as conduit into other researchers and teams in IBM Research. The collaboratory will focus on computational biology research with access to the Blue Gene compute resource at Watson, and Blue Gene supercomputer at VLSCI.
The following video shares a number of other projects underway in IBM’s Computational Biology Center:embedded by Embedded Video
Ajay K. Royyuru, PhD, is a senior manager in IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, responsible for the Computational Biology Center.