edikt2009 Symposium - Using computing in your research
29th April, 2009
This meeting is intended to bring together Scottish researchers who make heavy use of computational techniques, such as simulation, modelling or analysis to do research. This will allow an exchange of ideas and provide an opportunity to see how other scientists use resources to maximum benefit.
The day will be arranged into four sessions covering a wide range of computational research: Computational Chemistry, Cell Biology and Bioinformatics, Medical Imaging, Computational Techniques. Speakers are from a range of Higher Educational Institutes around Scotland. In addition, a poster session will be held in the coffee and lunch breaks.
The symposium is free of charge and lunch and snacks are provided.
Registration is via the following website: http://www2.epcc.ed.ac.uk/~edikt2/
For more information on the edikt2 project or the symposium, please contact Jon Hill ( firstname.lastname@example.org , 0131 6506494).
Target audience: postdocs, research fellows, etc
Attendance: open to ALL researchers across UK. No charge.
Talk Length: each talk is 25 minutes in length.
Poster sessions: during coffee and lunch.
09:30 Opening Address Prof. Arthur Trew, EPCC, Univeristy of Edinburgh
Session 1 Biology and Bioinformatics
09:45 Salman Tahir [Univerity of Edinburgh] - Identification of cross-linked peptides in proteomics scale experiments. [PPT]
10:10 Mizan Khondoker [Univerity of Edinburgh] - High performance computing using R and MPI: a simulation study to determine optimal number of biomarkers for patient classification. [PPT]
10:35 Dick Lerski [Univerity of Dundee] - Texture Analysis of Medical Images - Computing Requirements. [PPT]
11:00 Coffee and posters
Session 2 Computational Chemistry
11:45 Tricia Richardson [Univerity of Edinburgh] - EaStCHEM Research Computing Facility. [PPT]
12:10 Derek Wann [Univerity of Edinburgh] - The use of molecular dynamics simulations to aid gas-phase structure determination of unusual molecules [PPT]
12:35 Michael Buehl [St Andrews University] - CPMD simulations of uranyl complexes in aqueous solution - toward the virtual actinide lab. [PPT]
Session 3 Grid Technologies
14:40 John Farrington [University of Aberdeen] - Using eScience to Support Evidence-Based Policy Research. [PPT]
15:10 Coffee and posters
Session 4 Computational techniques
16:00 Bob Mann [Univerity of Edinburgh] - Distributed data management for LSST: a feasibility study [PDF]
16:25 Jason Swedlow [Univerity of Dundee] - The Open Microscopy Environment: Open Image Informatics and Data Management for Biological Microscopy [PDF]
16:50: Wrap-up - Terry Sloan
For more information contact: J.Hill@epcc.ed.ac.uk , 0131 650 6494
- Travel information:
Directions from Dundee Rail Station to Westpark: http://tinyurl.com/edik2009
Train times from Edinburgh: edinburgh2Dundee.pdf
Some photos from the event