Computational Life Science Center 2018-02-01T17:48:38+00:00

Computational Life Science Center #CLSC

The CLSC integrates computational and bioinformatics activities to study disease-associated biological processes in order to discover innovative and personalized therapies for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. For these activities, the CLSC will design and develop advanced technologies for computational simulations and big data analytics. Within the center, theoretical chemists, physicists and bioinformaticians will jointly develop novel formalisms, algorithms and codes. Subsequently, computer scientists and software engineers will optimize these codes into more professional and production-ready software solutions, fostering their widespread internationally, and promoting technology transfer activities and market opportunities.

Computer science and computational simulations will be integrated with systems biology and network pharmacology. This will finally reveal the genetic origin of complex traits in order to identify novel pathways, targets and target combinations, which can be used to develop more effective and personalized medicines. All the theoretical studies will be synergistically complemented by experimental activities, which will contribute to HT ambitious goal of revolutionizing healthcare by boosting the advent of Precision Medicine and tailored drugs.

CLSC Full Project (pdf)

Research Lines

Open Positions

Collaborations

Within HT, the CLSC will closely interact with OGC, NGC, and AFNGC for a day-to-day complementary activities between computations and experiments, and with DSC and CADS to develop new software tools for next-generation HPC infrastructures.

The partnership with CINECA will be crucial for the data storage and HPC infrastructures of the F3 Facility.

Collaborative agreements will directly involved IIT (RNA modeling, Genome Bioinformatics, Structural Genomics, Computational Drug Discovery), the University of Milano – Bicocca (Computational Nanomedicine and Systems Biology) and the Politecnico of Milan (Construction of the Storage/HPC facility).

Collaborative agreements will directly involved IIT (RNA modeling, Genome Bioinformatics, Structural Genomics, Computational Drug Discovery), the University of Milano – Bicocca (Computational Nanomedicine and Systems Biology) and the Politecnico of Milan (Construction of the Storage/HPC facility).