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From biodiesel to detergents

At the University of Oxford, Nathalie Willems is using the Emerald supercomputer in research that could bring about major benefits in a number of industrial …


Patient-specific Drug Choice

Choosing the right drug for a patient with cancer is a complicated challenge. There is such a wide range of options, and it can be …


Stable compounds of Gallium, Indium and Thallium in the +2 oxidation state

In a paper published in Nature Chemistry, a team of experimental chemists from the Universities of Oxford, Monash and Queensland, in collaboration with computational chemists …


Modelling mutations for cancer cure

The p53 tumour suppressor protein, when it works properly, helps to prevent cancer. It does so by inducing the arrest of the cell cycle, by …

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Powering innovation with HPC

Access to academic facilities like the Emerald supercomputer is vital to the success of new start ups in the High Performance Computing field, says Jamil …


Designing better drugs, faster

Chris Skylaris, Reader in Computational Chemistry at the University of Southampton, develops quantum mechanical calculations for chemistry simulation and drug discovery. He has developed a …

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Modelling downward sailing conditions

North Sails are one of the largest sail making companies, with a particular emphasis upon and commitment to technical development. This ranges from the materials …

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Using HPC to improve cancer treatments

Professor Francesco Gervasio of UCL’s Department of Chemistry used the Emerald supercomputer to simulate the effect of gene mutations linked to the spread of cancer. His research …


Environmentally Friendly Heterogeneous Catalysis

Researchers at UCL are using a range of sophisticated computational tools to simulate and predict the chemical processes that take place at the surfaces of metal and other material surfaces.