Research stories

What happens when molecules collide?

How HTC helps researchers to simulate chemical reactions

How to predict social media trends?

Cloud Compute helps to test new ways to detect trends on social networks

CLIC and ILC: new windows into the subatomic world

High-Throughput Compute solutions for linear colliders

The genetics and diversity of mussels

PL-Grid computing resources help biologists to understand how mussel species survived the last glaciation

Does ice water change the optical properties of cirrus clouds?

High-Throughput Compute helps scientists to better understand the impact of cirrus clouds on climate

Only two pigments form the colours of bird eggs

How Metacentrum helped scientists to explain the diversity behind the colours of bird eggs

Belle II: Finding the balance between matter and antimatter

High-Throughput Compute and Storage solutions for Belle II’s computational challenges

A new method to image a molecule’s electrostatic forces

Czech physicists find a new way to picture electrostatic forces and learn more about chemical properties

When did whales and dolphins become adapted to life underwater?

How cetaceans evolved key genetic adaptations for their aquatic lifestyle after they separated from their close relatives, the hippos

Modelling bacterial iron piracy from plant proteins

The HADDOCK portal helps to show that bacteria have a special drawbridge to steal iron from plant proteins

H.E.S.S.: a window to the high energy universe

High-Throughput Compute services to unlock the puzzle of cosmic rays

CTA: the world’s leading gamma-ray observatory

High-Throughput Compute and Storage solutions for CTA’s computational challenges

What happened during the Amatrice earthquake?

How the VERCE platform helped seismologists to make sense of a natural catastrophe

Stalking epilepsy

How High-Throughput Compute may help to find a brain activity marker that predicts epilepsy development

New biomarkers for multiple sclerosis

How the VIP platform developed in France is helping scientists based in Sweden to research new ways to monitor the progress of multiple sclerosis.

The genetics of Salmonella infections

How Cloud Compute helped scientists to understand what happens during when a human cell meets Salmonella

New viruses implicated in fatal snake disease

How the Chipster platform helped virologists to make sense of millions of virus genomes

Cracking Goldbach’s Conjecture

How High-Throughput Compute helped mathematicians to tackle an old problem

Are comets born in asteroid collisions?

How High-Throughput Compute helped astronomers to find out where main-belt comets come from.

Designing better antibiotics

How High-Throughput Compute helped to develop antibiotics with less side effects but equally powerful against fungi

Modelling earthquakes in Thessaloniki

Predicting earthquakes is impossible, but High-Throughput Compute helps to anticipate their effects

Improving digital security with natural selection

How scientists from the Czech Republic trialed new cryptanalysis methods with inspiration from the theory of evolution and the help of High-Throughput Compute

Does combat stress have a long-term effect on attention and memory?

How High-Throughput Compute is helping to understand the effects of combat on soldiers’ brains

Is Andromeda II galaxy the result of a merger?

How scientists from Poland used High-Throughput Compute to find an explanation for the origins of a galaxy that fits astronomical observations

3D liver maps using magnetic resonance imaging

How High-Throughput Compute helps to develop alternative, non-invasive techniques to diagnose and monitor liver fibrosis

Making sense of seismic noise

How High-Throughput Compute helps scientists to correlate data from millions of calculations to unveil the rock structure of an oil field under the North Sea

On the double: how high metabolic rates accelerate evolution

How High-Throughput Compute helps to show how new species of cold-blooded animals appear faster in warmer climates


A collection of the best research case studies published in the EGI website between 2010-2014.

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