The UCL Computational Life and Medical Sciences (CLMS) Network aims to encourage and support collaboration, communication and co-operation between the various domains that promote the development of computational life and medical (basic and clinical) sciences at University College London. The Network was established with financial support from the Provost's Strategic Funds as the result of an emerging consensus brought about by a UCL Working Group assembled by the Vice Provost (Research) and chaired by Professor Peter Coveney.
The UCL CLMS Network aims to:
- Serve to continue to grow the consensus, the direction of travel and define the foci for major activities in the computational life and medical sciences domain;
- Provide a mechanism for collaborations between experimental and computational scientists within UCL and beyond;
- Promote the development of an educational curriculum to train new generations of scientists and clinicians in new ways of thinking;
- Enable the effective and rapid translation of computational methods to healthcare delivery.
Building and supporting effective working relationships is a key part of the network’s role, with a focus on coordinating computational research strategy at UCL, strengthening industrial ties, developing academic-industry partnerships and lobbying government and funding agencies for increased recognition of the importance of computational life sciences and biomedicine.
CLMS also supports a diverse range of events, symposia and seminars, establishes PhD and research fellowships in computational life and medical sciences, and facilitates the provision of technical infrastructure to support advanced scientific methods.
Sitting at the intersection of life, physical, engineering and medical sciences at UCL, CLMS aims to be a hub of interdisciplinary activities and to keep the CLMS community informed of the latest developments in complementary research fields.
Membership of the CLMS Network is open to all members of UCL, UCL Partners and affiliated institutions. Joining the CLMS Network is easy: just click here or on the “Join CLMS” link (left) and fill in the details requested. This will sign you up to our mailing list, from which important information and developments will be sent out. These will include information about relevant grant calls and conferences (including our annual symposium).