SDU Associate Professor Jan Baumbach has received a grant of 6,4 million DKK from Villum Foundation Young Investigator Programme to develop new computational methods to process these huge data sets. The project title is “Big Data Bioinformatics”.

The methods I will develop in this project will not only be useful for understanding biology. They may also be used by other researchers to understand social networks or to predict outbreaks”, says Dr. Baumbach.

He points out that it is a great advantage to run the project at the University of Southern Denmark, as it hosts Denmark’s most powerful computer, ABACUS.

“Given the direct access to such compute power puts us in an excellent position to embark on this project.”

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