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Research Members

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is a global leader in the storage, sharing and analysis of large datasets, helping researchers realise the potential of ‘big data’ in the life sciences. EMBL-EBI provides freely available data and bioinformatics services to the community in ways that promote scientific progress, conducts advanced research in computational biology and trains researchers at all levels. Located near Cambridge in the UK, it is a non-profit, intergovernmental research organisation with 570 members of staff from 57 nations.

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH operates a worldwide unique large-scale accelerator for heavy ions. Every year about 1,000 researchers from around the world use this facility for experiments that help them make fascinating discoveries in basic research. The scientific goal is to gain new insights about the building blocks of matter and the evolution of the universe. At GSI for example six new elements have been discovered. In addition GSI scientists develop new applications in medicine and technology, e.g. a new type of tumor therapy using ion beams. 

The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) is the Italian research agency dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the laws that govern them, under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). It conducts theoretical and experimental research in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear and astroparticle physics.

Innopolis University is a new Russian university focused on education and scientific research in the field of Information Technology, particularly Software Engineering, and Robotics. The project is aimed at training of IT experts and creation and commercialization of break-through technologies in order to facilitate the advancement of the domestic innovative industry.

The mission of the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) is to research, develop, and disseminate empirically proven and industry-validated IT best practice through open innovation and collaboration between leading academic and industry practitioners. IVI was co-founded in 2006 by Maynooth University and Intel to achieve this and to create a global standard for IT management: ‘The IT Capability Maturity Framework’.

Kazan Federal University is the second oldest higher educational institution in Russia. The university has always occupied a leading position in the Russian and International educational domains.
The Higher Institute for Information Technology and Information Systems is a modern unit of Kazan Federal University and plays a leading role in development of the priority area of Information and Communication Systems.

King’s College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2016-17 QS international world rankings). It is the fourth oldest university in England and is based in the heart of London. With over 27,000 students (including nearly 10,500 postgraduates) from some 150 countries, King’s College London provides both world-class teaching and cutting-edge research.

Newcastle University is a large research university in the United Kingdom. The School of Computing Science is among the Top 10 CS schools in the UK and number 1 for research impact. Research expertise within the School includes human computer interaction, cloud computing and big data, and computational biology. Computational biology, including neuroinformatics, bioinformatics, systems and synthetic biology, is led by the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) Group.

The SCimPULSE foundation is a non-profit, public benefit organization based on research, innovation and education. The foundation connects people, institutions, schools and corporations, hosting an open network where potential ideas become feasible initiatives, to support targeted solutions until they achieve escape velocity or scale up to global impact.