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In-person workshops and conferences resume for engineering and materials chemistry communities
News round-up June 2022
STFC scientsts and engineers have been busy organising, and participating in, conferences and workshops both in Italy and in the UK.
Popular cryo-Microscopy Conference Returns as In-Person Event
Not one but two joint winners of the 2022 CoSeC Impact Award
Software for Research Communities: Funding enables step-change developments in key UK simulation codes
CoSeC staff and their community colleagues and partners have recently been awarded over £1M in EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) grants to develop three major atomistic modelling simulation codes: ONETEP, CASTEP and DL_POLY.
News round-up January 2022
Two major successful funding awards, job opportunities and a GPU Hackathon: 2022 gets off to a promising start!
Inaugural CoSeC Conference, 2021
begins as a breakout session at the STFC-organised Computing Insight UK annual conference at Manchester Central.
CoSeC-CECAM Workshop: Data-Enabled Atomistic Modelling
Impact Award Winner 2021 : Two presentations in one!
Ryan Warr attends a virtual presentation of his well-deserved trophy, and presents his own work to an attentive audience
CoSeC Impact Award 2022: Call opens November 12th, 2021
Will it be your name engraved on the 2022 Award?
Expanding and extending networks both personal and community based
CoSeC Communities collectively collaborate
CoSeC staff and their communities have been busy supporting conferences and workshops
CCP5 Summer School hailed as a great success by online participants
From symposia to publications, CCPi and CCP SyneRBI work together in true synergy
Winners of the 2021 CoSeC Impact Award
General-purpose GPUs: which framework should you use?
Software Outlook have published a new technical report in which they summarise and compare a number of frameworks for harnessing the use of general-purpose GPUs.
News Round-Up, May 2021
From magnetism, to workshops about plasma and electron cryo-microscopy, to the announcement of the new network: CCP5++ .....
CoSeC and CCP/HEC News Round-up, March 2021
CoSeC Impact Award - Important Update!
The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) sponsors £250 prize
CCP News Round-Up, January 2021
Upcoming: a quantum computing colloqium, a new networking project, GPU Hackathons, and the first SARS-Cov2 tracking database
CoSeC News Roundup December 2020
Engineering a successful proposal; publishing an important history, and a change of Chair
Software Outlook Publishes Two New Reports on Best Practice Guidance
For writing software/code documentation and using continuous integration/delivery/deployment to improve and speed-up software development.
STFC welcomes exciting breakthrough in the fight against disease
At this week's CASP14 conference Google DeepMind announced a major breakthrough from its Artificial Intelligence programme, Alphafold2.
CoSeC Impact Award 2021: Call opens December 1st, 2020
Will it be your name engraved on the 2021 Award?
Software Outlook Publishes Two New Reports
Containerisation: the who, what, why and when; and, New Best Practices in Software Engineering Guide: Version Control Systems
CCPBioSim Virtual Training is Real Success
Collaborative Computational Project for Biomolecular Simulation held an online, trouble-free training week.
CCP5 News Round-Up, September 2020
Work within CCP5 continues a-pace in their 40th year as the Computational Collaborative Project for condensed phases
CCP-WSI Focus Group Workshop 3 (4th September 2020)
The kick-off event for the new CCP-WSI+ and the first event in this new phase of the CCP-WSI
CCP5 40th anniversary Conference and AGM
Originally postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the CCP5 Conference and Annual General Meeting is now going ahead as a virtual event on 8 September 2020 09:30 - 17:10 BST
News Round-Up: CoSeC and CCPs
The 'Computational' aspect of the CCPs means science-as-usual continues when working from home, as long as computers remain both accessible and functional.
Quantum Computing takes a big step forward with the launch of a new Collaborative Computational Project.
CCP-QC aims to bring about close co-operation between other CCPs and the quantum computing community, rather than build a separate computational community for quantum computing.
It’s all in the name
In April 2020, CCP PET-MR expanded to become CCP SyneRBI.
Propagating waves of collaboration.....
CCP-WSI brings together two computational communities –fluid dynamics and structural mechanics to become CCP-WSI+
Congratulations to Natalie Tatum!
Winner of the inaugural CoSeC Impact Award, 2020
Electron cryo-Microscopy Spring Symposium – the conference Covid-19 couldn’t cancel!
Today sees the start of the 2020 CCP-EM Spring Symposium for the Electron cryo-Microscopy (EM) community, and for the first time it is being held entirely online in a virtual format due to travel and social restrictions surrounding Covid-19.
Cross-disciplinary research results in new analytical technique to accelerate improvements of battery technologies
Development of a new research methodology that combines high-resolution electrochemical measurements with atomistic simulations to derive unprecedented insights of ion-intercalation in materials with battery applications.
Computational Collaborative Project communities coordinate against COVID-19
CCP Partners offer their time, resources and expertise for responsive research into the severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2.
BBSRC funds development by CCP-EM of machine learning techniques for cryoEM map interpretation
Researchers from the Collaborative Computational Project for Electron cryo-Microscopy (CCP-EM) propose to build a tool combining deep learning with protein structure feature libraries to enrich the information extracted from cryo-electron microscopy maps.
New STORIES section added to CoSeC website
Scientifc Tales of Reason, Intellect and Entertaining Stuff!
First-ever launch of CoSeC Impact Award
For the second year running, visiting student wins MRes prize at the Molecular Science and Engineering Symposium, Imperial College London.
This year Daniele Visco (supervised by STFC staff Dr. Vlad Sokhan, Dr. Tom Keal and Prof. Ilian Todorov) won 'Best Poster' for his multiscale study of ionic solvents.
CECAM celebrates 50 years of computational science activities
This week marks the 50th anniversary of CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire), which was formed to promote advanced computational research and its applications for important areas of science and technology.
July was a busy month for CCP science dissemination, networking and training
Collaborative Computational Projects (CCPs) Community Building, Networking and Core Computational Science Support
call open from 29th July to 10th October 2019
Steering meetings provide positive feedback for CoSeC progress
Late June and early July contained significant dates for CoSeC with the six-monthly meetings of both the CCP Steering Panel and the SLA Steering Committee taking place in London.
Daresbury scientists busy with public engagement and outreach activities in the North (UK)
St Mary's C.E. School, at West Derby, Liverpool invited STFC to contribute to their Aspirations Day in early July.
Staff of the Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Division get together in the Cheshire countryside for an "Away Days" event
Science in the Circular Economy, June 24th to 27th, 2019
Two related Royal Society meetings brought together researchers from Academia and industry to discuss how science enables the circular economy.
CCP5 and CCPBioSim held a molecular simulation and software training school in Antofagasta, Chile, 13-17 May 2019
to provide researchers with knowledge and skills in computational techniques that can be applied to fields such as materials design, bio-molecular processes and new drug development.
CCP-Supported Quantum Computing Workshop at the LSE, Bankside London, May 14th 2019
brought together scientific communities and the world of quantum computing to discuss new opportunities for collaboration.
CCP-EM Spring Symposium more popular than ever in 2019.
Delegates and speakers from Europe, the UK, USA and Canada gathered earlier this month for the Collaborative Computational Project for Electron cryo-Microscopy (CCP-EM) Spring Symposium, held at Nottingham University.
New approach to predictive modelling paving a way to materials characterisation with ‘chemical accuracy’ required by bio- and medical research.
Millions-of-particles simulation of life-size outer membrane vesicles of Gram-negative bacteria interacting with mammalian membrane
ISIS Neutron and Muon Source - Access the Atomic Scale
On February 28th researchers from across the UK attended an ISIS-led meeting designed to show how atomic-level insights provided by ISIS facilities contributes to materials research.
STFC Scientific Computing Department welcomes news of a new Centre for Doctoral Training in AI and Machine Learning.
We are pleased to hear the announcement today that UK Research and Innovation is funding a new Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Advanced Computing.
New investment for UK Catalysis Hub
A new £14 million investment into the UK's Catalysis Hub that will support a nationwide research programme has been announced.
Supporting equality and diversity in science on Ada Lovelace Day
On this Ada Lovelace Day 2018 we celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths and we highlight some actions to promote equality and diversity in these areas.
Visiting student wins prize for 'Best Oral Presentation' at symposium
Masahiro Takenaga, who is undertaking a Master of Research (MRes) degree at Imperial College London, has been awarded a prize for his talk at a Molecular Science & Engineering MRes Symposium.
CCP5 Summer School 2018
The annual CCP5 Summer School for Molecular Simulation was held earlier this month at Lancaster University and welcomed 70 students from the UK and overseas, with some coming from as far as Argentina.
Software Sustainability Institute Collaboration Workshop 2018
CoSeC was highlighted at this Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) event, which focused on issues such as best practice in software developmement.
New Chair for Collaborative Computational Project 9 (CCP9)
We welcome Professor Stewart Clark who has taken on the role of Chair for CCP9, and we thank outgoing Chair, Professor Mike Payne from the University of Cambridge, who has served CCP9 for many years.
We are sad to hear that our friend and former colleague, Vic Saunders, has died at the age of 74.
Professor Ilian Todorov
Our congratulations go to Ilian Todorov for being awarded a Visiting Professorship at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), School of Physics and Astronomy.
CCP4 Annual Study-Weekend 2018
The annual study weekend 2018 was held at the University of Nottingham.
CoSeC at Computing Insight UK 2017
CoSeC Director, Barbara Montanari, is speaking at the Computing Insight UK (CIUK) 2017 conference at Manchester Central on 13 December.
DL_POLY's 25th Anniversary
Chemistry Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to colleagues in cryo-electron microscopy.