Nanomedicine and converging technologies

In the last decade the development of NBIC converging technologies (Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Computer Science and Cognitive Science) promises the development of numerous applications in biomedicine. In this sense, the GIB has worked for over 20 years, with initiatives such as the delivery of the course "Cognitive Science" to undergraduates and graduates in Computer Science, since 1995.

In Nanomedicine, GIB is the coordinator of the European level  project called ACTION-Grid, the first European initiative that brings together Biomedical Informatics, Grid and Nanoinformatics. The mission of this project in the area of Nanomedicine is working on developing nanoinformatics tools such as ontologies, databases and inventories of particulate nanoinformatics resources.