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Primeur weekly 2013-05-13

The Cloud

EMC delivers value and Cloud success with Documentum ...

EMC Syncplicity adds policy-driven Hybrid Cloud, EMC ViPR and EMC VNX support ...

McMaster University and Cisco collaborate to further bioinformatics research and build institutional research Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Special ISC'13 session to probe the thinking behind Europe's Human Brain Project ...

Presentations from NLeSC's Visualization Experts Meeting now available for download ...

Ireland to get its own supercomputer list ...

First 2013 edition of e-IRG newsletter is now available ...

3.3 million euro GÉANT Competitive Open Call for additional beneficiaries still open ...

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2013 ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for DECI-11 - Tier-1 ...

New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics ...

Launch of GBP90 million initiative in Big Data and drug discovery at Oxford University ...

CESCE Group partners with IBM to bring data analytics to international expansion efforts ...

Scientists develop device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors ...

USFlash

University of Florida launches HiPerGator, the state's most powerful supercomputer ...

Cray expands line of Cray XC30 supercomputers with new technical enterprise system ...

Teradata introduces first in-memory technology that supports Big Data deployments ...

Latest EMC Isilon scale-out NAS innovation supports next-generation Cloud, analytics and mobile work flows ...

EMC unveils new ViPR software-defined storage platform ...

University of Florida is first university to fully connect to Internet2 Innovation Platform's three components ...

HP improves customers' data centre efficiencies to support future growth ...

IBM helps Security First Insurance mine Big Data to analyze, prioritize and route social media requests after a disaster ...

Intel launches low-power, high-performance Silvermont micro-architecture ...

Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection ...

Design a jet engine, play 3D games or host a server - all with the Eurocom Panther series supercomputer laptop ...

UT Arlington electrical engineer using quantum nature of light to boost Internet security ...

Launch of GBP90 million initiative in Big Data and drug discovery at Oxford University


UK Biobank stores samples from 500,000 people, providing a key resource for health research.
3 May 2013 Oxford - The Prime Minister, David Cameron, was at Oxford University on May 3, 2013 to mark the launch of a centre that will put the UK at the forefront of revolutionising health care through 'Big Data' and better drug discovery. The new Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery is supported by a GBP20 million gift from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, and GBP10 million for Big Data research from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

The potential of 'Big Data' to revolutionise health research and offer patients better, safer and more personalised treatments will be a major focus of the centre, which will be unique worldwide in providing a dedicated centre of excellence in the emerging field of big data in medicine.

The new Li Ka Shing Centre is being developed in two phases. The first phase will use high-throughput biology to define better drug targets in collaboration with industry, addressing a critical 'blockage' in the existing drug development process. The second phase will focus on the analysis of large data sets, bringing together leading researchers from across genetics, epidemiology and public health, clinical medicine, computer science and IT, statistics and bioinformatics.

The Prime Minister stated: "I am delighted to be backing our medical science sector and supporting the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery, which has the potential to revolutionise medical research and healthcare in this country and beyond. The Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery will pioneer new advances in the analysis of medical data which can help scientists to better understand human disease and its treatment. This will help to further develop a strong and competitive science and research base in this country which is vital for the UK to compete and thrive in the global race."

Sir Ka-shing Li stated: "What will happen here is more than the promise of harnessing the power of a data-intensive revolution to improve health care. The work of this centre will identify innovative ways to increase access to health care while lessening the burden of cost. It will free up resources for much needed investments in educational opportunities. And it will lead to new and deeper competencies that are pragmatic - precise solutions to sustain hope and stability today and lead to even greater discoveries tomorrow."

The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Professor Andrew Hamilton, stated: "Big Data will transform the way we treat patients and understand disease in the coming decades. We are collecting much of this data already. We owe it to ourselves to make full use of it and deliver more effective treatments for all of us as patients. The Li Ka Shing Centre, and this enormously generous gift which underpins it, along with continued public investment, will be instrumental in driving this research forward."
Source: University of Oxford

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-05-13

The Cloud

EMC delivers value and Cloud success with Documentum ...

EMC Syncplicity adds policy-driven Hybrid Cloud, EMC ViPR and EMC VNX support ...

McMaster University and Cisco collaborate to further bioinformatics research and build institutional research Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Special ISC'13 session to probe the thinking behind Europe's Human Brain Project ...

Presentations from NLeSC's Visualization Experts Meeting now available for download ...

Ireland to get its own supercomputer list ...

First 2013 edition of e-IRG newsletter is now available ...

3.3 million euro GÉANT Competitive Open Call for additional beneficiaries still open ...

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2013 ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for DECI-11 - Tier-1 ...

New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics ...

Launch of GBP90 million initiative in Big Data and drug discovery at Oxford University ...

CESCE Group partners with IBM to bring data analytics to international expansion efforts ...

Scientists develop device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors ...

USFlash

University of Florida launches HiPerGator, the state's most powerful supercomputer ...

Cray expands line of Cray XC30 supercomputers with new technical enterprise system ...

Teradata introduces first in-memory technology that supports Big Data deployments ...

Latest EMC Isilon scale-out NAS innovation supports next-generation Cloud, analytics and mobile work flows ...

EMC unveils new ViPR software-defined storage platform ...

University of Florida is first university to fully connect to Internet2 Innovation Platform's three components ...

HP improves customers' data centre efficiencies to support future growth ...

IBM helps Security First Insurance mine Big Data to analyze, prioritize and route social media requests after a disaster ...

Intel launches low-power, high-performance Silvermont micro-architecture ...

Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection ...

Design a jet engine, play 3D games or host a server - all with the Eurocom Panther series supercomputer laptop ...

UT Arlington electrical engineer using quantum nature of light to boost Internet security ...