Call for strategic collaboration “Towards a Virtual Human Body”
The Digital Health Cluster Latvia has partnered with European XFEL, Lund University, Southern Federal University of Russia and Univirlab on a virtual collaboration space around the large scale research facilities. The partners aim to create stronger connections as well as to develop, visualize and promote access to tools and expertise at research infrastructures in the Baltic Sea Area (BSA). In particular, the partners will develop a methodology to facilitate rapid and easy development and the deployment of experiments within the HALOS network. That will allow new ways of accessing and utilizing the excellent and leading research infrastructure in the innovation ecosystem around the Baltic Sea Region.
The overall goal is to drive the opportunity of building virtual versions of the human body down to the molecular structures. These virtual versions can provide researchers, technicians, students, and also the general public, an on-demand and cost-effective way to gain access to these facilities. Using such systems, these groups can learn how to set up test samples and perform complex experiments, and in this way gain a detailed understanding of the instrument functionalities without risking costly downtime.
The consortium invites ScanBalt members and partners to collaborate in that field. Interested parties are welcome to contact André Nitzschmann from the Digital Health Cluster Latvia to introduce you to this initiative. The project is supported by the Baltic Science Network as part of the BSN_powerhouse launchpad activity. It is planned to present a guide for collaboration around the HALOS facilities at the end of June 2021. Further information can be found on the project webpage.