Published on January 13, 2015
Horizon 2020 is the European Union Research and Development program with a budget of nearly €80 billion over seven years (2014—2020). Late 2013, a consortium of 10 partners came together to formulate a proposal for a project called Statistical multi-Omics UNDerstanding of patient samples (SOUND).
The objective of the project is to enable European and international researchers to dramatically increase statically informed use of personalized multi-omic data in genomic medicine. A major challenge will be to provide the clinicians with a high-performance computing infrastructure that enables easy application of advanced statistical modeling on extremely large data sets. Renjin, the interpreter for the R programming language built for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) by BeDataDriven, will play a central role in tackling this challenge.
The members of the consortium are:
- European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany (coordinator)
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), Seattle, USA
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Zürich, Switzerland
- University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Ludwig-Maximilians University of Münich, Germany
- University of Lisbon, Portugal
- BeDataDriven, the Hague, Netherlands
- Heidelberg University Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany
- Hospital of the University of Zürich, Switzerland
- Technical University of Münich
Start of the 3-year project is foreseen for the second half of 2015. Contact us for more information on the project and BeDataDriven's involvement.< BACK TO NEWS