News from IMIM-Hospital del Mar
Three Catalan universities, ten biological and biomedical research institutes, together with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) and Biocat signed an agreement to create Bioinformatics Barcelona (BiB), a platform which it is hoped will turn the Barcelona area into an international point of reference in the field of bioinformatics through cooperation between universities, centres of research, and other public and private entities.
The BiB plans to use the critical mass of internationally renowned researchers in bioinformatics in the Barcelona area to promote high-level postgraduate studies, including the training of new professionals, and to develop scientific and transfer knowledge initiatives that could benefit from this framework for cooperation.
Ana Ripoll, head of the architecture and computer technology department at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), will be the executive chairman. Ferran Sanz, head of biomedical informatics at the IMIM and UPF (GRIB), will be scientific director.