by Panos Charitos & Sergio Guinez-Molinos. Published: 02 November 2012

The University of Talca and CERN will conduct a workshop for students, professionals and academics that will be attended by senior ALICE members and young researchers, as well as academics from Talca University.

The "Panda Grid Workshop" will be held from 19 until 23 November and at the same time the AliEn Developers Week will take place. Alien was created by researchers at CERN for the distribution of information and work worldwide. The Developers Week aims to share experiences between Grid-oriented developers and train novel scientists in the use and integration of AliEn in their initiatives.

During the workshop 15 experts of the field will deliver special lectures on the topics of ALiEn, Monalisa, ALICE and PANDA projects. Among them will be ALICE members and a group of researchers from the GSI (Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung) that regularly collaborate with CERN and one of the first members of ALICE.

The Universidad de Talca

The Centre for Bioinformatics and Molecular Simulation (CBSM) has been an associate member of the ALICE collaboration since last year. CBSM took this initiative following its strong commitment and investment on the Grid infrastructure in the frame of the collaboration with ALICE and now with PANDA. CBSM is interested in applying these new technologies in the area of Bioinformatics. "This initiative is very important to our research group, especially since we became full members of ALICE we were interested to work further in the AliEn environment and share knowledge with the academic community", explains the scientist Sergio Guinez-Molinos.