Extensive hands-on sessions will cover more than half of time during the school. The computer laboratories at KTH that will be used during the course have been updated with all the necessary software and are connected to the PRACE Tier‐1 system Beskow, which is situated at the PDC Center for High-Performance Computing at KTH. Beskow is the largest Tier-1 system within the Nordic countries.
Life Science research has become increasingly digital, and this development is accelerating rapidly. Biomolecular modelling techniques - such as homology modelling, docking, and molecular simulation - have advanced tremendously due to world leading European research. This has resulted in extreme demands for better computational performance and throughput as biomolecular modelling techniques and tools are now widely used in applied research and industrial development.
These types of biomolecular research have a direct influence on our daily life in many areas - they provide us with new health and medical applications, and lead to the development of new drugs, and more efficient ways to deliver drugs into the specific parts of our bodies that need them, as well as improvements in available biotechnology, enhancing our understanding of our environment, and improving yields in the agriculture and food industry. Life Science is one of the largest and fastest growing research communities in need of high-end computing, and it is a critically important industrial sector for Europe. A dedicated Center of Excellence (CoE) for Biomolecular Research (BioExcel) has recently been established in Stockholm, Sweden, with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology as the coordinating partner.
The school is being organized as a collaboration between the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), represented by KTH, and the BioExcel Center of Excellence for Biomolecular research.
The four days of the school will cover the following topics: