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EGEE Industry Day, 24 November 2006 Helsinki, Finland

What Industry day
When 24/11/2006
from 09:30 to 17:00
Where CSC, the Finnish IT centre for science, Keilaranta 14, Keilaniemi, Espoo, Helsinki, Finland
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The fifth EGEE Industry Day - Biomedical Challenges in Grid Adoption between Research and Industry - takes place on 24 November 2006 in Helsinki, Finland. It is kindly hosted by the Finnish IT Centre for Science (CSC - )

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The Finnish Centre for Science (CSC) in Helsinki, Finland, will provide the perfect backdrop to discuss how the pharmaceutical sector is, today, a natural adopter of Grid technologies. Distributed computing infrastructures enable a more seamless collaboration in terms of analysis activities and the product design process. By embracing these new technologies, Bio-informatics research centres and ultimately pharmaceutical companies will be able to bring products to market faster, with better quality and efficiency, thus gaining a competitive edge in the marketplace and increasing revenue. These are all key business drivers not only for pharmaceutical companies but also for businesses operating in a broad spectrum of sectors.

The 5th EGEE Industry Day is devoted to exploring these issues, offering insight into new solutions aimed at enabling biological and medical problem-solving. This event will offer a forum for interaction with EGEE Management, developers of the EGEE Grid infrastructure and experts in Bio-Informatics. Business players and research organisations will learn about the EGEE framework through which they can confidently move forward with the adoption of its Grid technologies. Participants will also be given the opportunity to discuss their activities during the 'Case Study Tour'.

The agenda, published below, includes case studies and real-life scenarios, with presentations exploring current and future developments of the EGEE Grid infrastructure, as well as Scandinavian and European perspectives and the potential for collaboration in this domain. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to find out about Bio-informatics services, one of CSC's core areas, built on the most powerful computing and network infrastructures in the Nordic countries.

For further information, please contact us on egee2@metaware.it

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To download the Press Release in English, please click here.

To download the Agenda in PDF please click here.

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Chair: Silvana Muscella, EGEE

Introduction and Welcome  
  Kimmo Koski, Head of CSC, Finland
09.40-10.00 CSC Developments in Bio-informatics in a National & European Context
  Dr Tommi Nyronen, CSC, Finland
10.00-10.20 EGEE and its current Developments in the Bio-Informatics Sector
  Dr Christophe Blanchet, CNRS, Pole Bioinformatique de Lyon, France



Coffee and Networking

Bio-informatics from an e-IRG Perspective

  Dr Leif Laaksonen, e-IRG Chair (e-Infrastructure Reflection Group)

11.20-11.40 Mammogrid+ Project, Platform and Commercialisation- European Industry Case Study 1
David Manset, Maat-gKnowledge, Spain
SHARE: A Roadmap towards a European HealthGrid
Tony Solomonides, University of West of England, UK
12.00-12.20 A Commercial Perspective of Grid Adoption Realities

Dr Christophe Roos, Medicel Ltd, Finland

 12.20-14.00 Lunch Break and Networking

Chair: Dr Tommi Nyronen, CSC
HPC and Grid Bioinformatics Network Initiative
  Dr Luciano Milanesi, Institute of Biomedical technologies - CNR, Italy
Grid in the Biomedical Industry - European Industry Case Study 2
  Miklos Kozlovsky, SZTAKI, Research Institute, Hungary
EGEE's Drug Discovery Initiative, WISDOM-II 
Yannick Legré, CNRS-IN2P3, France

Parallelised Monte-Carlo Simulation
of large Biological Networks using the EGEE Grid
Christoph Wierling, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany 
15:20-15:40 Science Grids Paving the Ground for Businesses

Per Oster, KTH, Sweden

15.40-16.00 Coffee and Networking
Q&A Session

16.15-16.45 Case Study Tour: opportunity to present activities in Bio-informatics
and Grid


Concluding Comments and Next Steps

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