News from the CEXS-UPF
The Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) focuses its fourth symposium on the new in silico strategies in biomedical research.
The event, that will take place next Tuesday, 17 November, is organized by the Department together with the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB), a joint programme of the DCEXS and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), and with the support of the Platform of Biomolecular and Bioinformatics Resources (PRB2),Novartis and Bioinformatics Barcelona.
The concept in silico refers to those computer simulations that model natural or laboratory processes and that are used for investigating any natural science. This expression is used in line with the terms in vivoand in vitro that define the experiments performed on living organisms or outside them, respectively. The in silico expression arises from the material from which are made all the computer components: silicon. The in silico strategies are gaining weight in research because of their extreme speed and profitability as they can be applied even if the component of study is not physically available.