Arménio Barbosa, researcher at the Biomolecular Engineering Lab, was awarded 100k and 2k hours of CPU and GPU time at the Call Advanced Computing Projects (3rd ed), from the National Network for Advanced Computing (RNCA) managed by the Foundation for Science and Technology, I. P. (FCT).
The BioM2D (BioMaterials Molecular Dynamics) project will study the assembly and molecular interactions of biomaterials for biopharmaceutical purification, on the Portuguese HPC infrastructure. Biopharmaceuticals have seen an exponential growth in the last decades as efficient therapeutics to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. The most expensive step in their production is their purification. Hence, new materials developed to be integrated in this process will make it more efficient and environmentally friendly.