SDU eScience Center Launch Event

Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 10:00-13:00
Location: SDU, Campusvej 55, Odense M, U23

At the event we will discuss the growing importance of using digital methods for generating ideas and knowledge from data, often referred to as eScience. We will recognize that eScience is as a fundamental toolbox for all researchers and is a prerequisite to ensure the Danish knowledge sector remains competitive and the greatest return can be achieved from scientific investments.


10:00-10:15      Welcome and introduction

Martin Zachariasen, Chairman of the eScience Steering Committee and Dean of the Faculty of Science, SDU

10:15-10:30     The SDU eScience Center: mission and vision

Claudio Pica, SDU eScience Center Director and Professor MSO at CP3-origins, IMADA, SDU

10:30-10:45      The importance of eScience in Health research

Torben Kruse, Professor and Head Human Genetics, Department of Clinical Research, SDU

10:45-11:00      Collaboration between eScience Center and OPEN

Torben Barington, Manager OPEN – Odense Patient data Explorative Network, SDU

11:00-11:50      Science Showcase

A series of short keynote talks about the importance of eScience and HPC to research

  • Precision Medicine: Qihua Tan, Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography Human Genetics, SDU


  • Chemistry: Hans Jørgen Aagaard Jensen, Professor, Department for Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, SDU


  • Technology: Esmaeil S. Nadimi Associate Professor, Embodied Systems for Robotics and Learning, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute, SDU


  • Humanities: Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo, Associate Professor Humanities Computing, SDU


  • Social Sciences: Michael Christensen, Associate Professor, Department for Marketing & Management, SDU


11:50-12:00      Closing remarks

Martin Zachariasen, Chairman of the Science Steering Committee and Dean of the Faculty of Science, SDU

12.00:13:00      Refreshments and networking

13:00-14:00     Tours of the HPC facility- the Abacus 2.0 supercomputer (for those interested)

To register for the event, please write an email to Wendy Engelberts ( before Tuesday September 12 at noon. Please specify if you wish to visit the HPC facility.