Subject: VPH Newsletter: September 2014

_________VPH News__________
Monthly newsletter of the Virtual Physiological Human 
for Integrative Biomedical Research
September 2014
EC ensures new funds for 
in silico medicine in Horizon 2020
EC positively replayed to the VPH-suggested Parliamentary Question on its plan to further support the development of in silico models and methods in H2020.   Read more
POLICY NEWS
VPH meets with European Commission 
On 26 August 2014, members of the VPH Policy Affairs Working Group (PAWG), met in Brussels at a crucial meeting with the European Commission’s DG connect and DG Research. 
Horizon 2020 projects under budget threat
The Commission will see a shortfall of 40% of funding commitments to researchers which could lead to the Commission failing to make good on their contractual arrangements and putting many research projects under threat. Read more
European Commission undergoes portfolio reshuffle Read more
European Research Area: 2014 Progress Report Read more
€370 million available for Innovative Training Networks Read more
Donald Tusk elected new President of the EC Read more
VPH COMMUNITY
Granatum: new web portal for drug discovery
The GRANATUM web portal is now online, ready to connect biomedical researchers. The public GRANATUM IT platform provides access to information about cancer research and established pharmaceutical agents from 83 global data sources in an integrated, semantically interlinked manner. Read more
TRANS-FUSIMO: innovative ultrasound tumor removal
Tumor removal without a scalpel or x-rays is now possible due to a special type of ultrasound. Strong, concentrated ultrasonic waves are directed at the patient's body in such a way that they heat and kill individual cancer cells. Read more
SIFEM Questionnaires for Experts
Give your contribute to the SIFEM project: your understandings and thoughts will be precious to guide the project development. Read more
"Systems Patientomics: The virtual in-silico patient"
This new paper by the VPHi member Dr. Dimiter Dimitrov has just been published on "New Horizons in Translational Medicine" - Elsevier. Read more
§ VPH-DARE@IT - Dementia Research Enabled by IT
§ VPH- SHARE - Sharing for healthcare: a research environment
"Planetopia”, the German science programme by SAT.1, presents 
Virtual Liver Network achievements
 on TV
(the video is in German)
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (OAK/Insigneo)
Insigneo is looking for a young specialist in biomedical information management, with an academic track record and a solid technical background. Read more
VPH EVENTS
§ SIFEM Workshop on Modelling Cochlear Mechanics
8-9 October Southampton, UK
15-17 October 2014, Brussels
20-24 October, Sheffield
30-31 October 2014, Lyon
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