On 24 and 25 April, the MDDB kick-off meeting was held in Barcelona and was attended by representatives from all partners involved in the project: the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC CNS), EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the spin-off Nostrum Biodiscovery (NBD), the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Oxford (UOXF), in addition to IRB Barcelona.
This meeting served to set out the action plan for the next three years, share strategic knowledge, and define guidelines to involve members of the scientific community who are experts in molecular dynamics.
The project is backed by € 3.3 M of funding (of which €2.6 M was obtained from the European Commission’s Horizon Europe program, €350,000 from the British agency UK Research and Innovation, and €340,000 from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation). It will last three years and hopes to obtain the necessary support to be considered a strategic infrastructure in national and European plans.
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