In March, EPFL’s Blue Brain Project launched a resource site for projects on SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and made its technical and human resources and expertise available to hospitals, COVID-19 researchers and decision-makers to help tackle the immense global threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the years, Blue Brain has created a powerful supercomputing infrastructure and has a large team of uniquely skilled informaticians, modelers, mathematicians, computer scientists, programmers and technical support staff.
These resources have been instrumental in two key projects to date.
EPFL Blue Brain Project and ETH Zurich deliver Academic Resources platform for COVID-19
With Switzerland starting to transition out of lockdown, testing for SARS-CoV-2, being a cornerstone of all response strategies, is more important than ever in order to contain the risk of a renewed increase in cases as public life slowly picks up again. Ensuring an adequate number of daily tests for this task requires precise and timely distribution of equipment, supplies and other resources. To support this endeavour, the EPFL Blue Brain Project and ETH Zurich, as part of the National COVID-19 Science Task Force, are collaborating with Spiez Laboratory on an online platform, Academic Resources for COVID-19 (ARC), to match critical support needed by Switzerland’s diagnostic laboratories with the support offered by the Swiss academic sector.
Read more – https://actu.epfl.ch/news/epfl-and-eth-zurich-deliver-academic-resources-pla/
To access the platform, click here – https://arc.epfl.ch
Diagnostic Implementation Simulator for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics
The Diagnostic Implementation Simulator for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics simulates scenarios for optimal allocation of resources. It uses modeling data to estimate the potential impact of deploying different testing strategies for COVID-19.
The simulator has been developed in collaboration with FIND, the Blue Brain Project and Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, the Philippines and was supported by funding from Unitaid.
Click here to access the Simulator – https://www.finddx.org/covid-19/dx-imp-sim/
The Blue Brain Project is continuing to offer its skills in gathering, organizing, analyzing and visualizing big data to facilitate any on-going research initiatives. Applicants can be from anywhere in the world – click here for our call for collaboration.
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