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BioHealth Computing - Archamps 2015

First day of the BioHealth Computing summer school

Archamps, 20th August 2015

Chances are there isn’t a more international summer school than the 2015 edition of BioHealth Computing's "Computer-based Simulation for Optimised Healthcare" which was officially opened today by ESI President Hans Hoffmann and Coordinator Prof. Philippe Sabatier. 


18 students from no fewer than 12 countries will be spending the next ten days in Archamps with 15 leading international experts in the field of medical research, more specifically in computer-based modelling and simulation. 


The summer school is the opening event of the European Master BioHealth Computing run by a university consortium (Grenoble, Barcelona and Turin) with funding from the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus programme.


Selected from more than 200 applicants, the 18 students come from backgrounds in molecular biology, materials chemistry, bioengineering, biotechnologies for medicine, computational mathematics or veterinary science and will work together with lecturers and fellow students on collaborative interdisciplinary approaches to chronic disease management. A good deal of their time will be devoted to an intensive case study of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease under the supervision of professors Peter Wagner (San Diego) and Josep Roca (Barcelona).


Following the school, the students will leave Archamps for a first semester of study in one of the three participating universities before pursuing a research project in a different university during the second semester.