Olissipo “Fostering Computational Biology Research and Innovation in Lisbon” is a twinning action, meaning that stands for institutional networking to strengthen a specific field of research. The OLISSIPO project aims to bring these disciplines together with biological and biomedical research and strengthen INESC-ID’s research profile in computational biology.

Susana Vinga is the principal researcher involved in this special widening action.

OLISSIPO is a joint effort by INESC-ID, EMBL’s Huber group , the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA) in Lyon, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich).

The project will focus on key applications of statistics in molecular biology research, for example in single cell analyses and simulations, and the mathematical modelling of cell–cell interactions.

Group leader Wolfgang Huber and his team will contribute their expertise in developing statistical methods and computational tools, and will prepare tutorials, training courses, and outreach activities, and welcome scientists from INESC-ID to EMBL Heidelberg. The ultimate goal of OLISSIPO is to establish a leading European cluster of excellence in computational biology in Lisbon.