Centre for computational medicine SANO
Owing to a unique initiative carried out in 2019-2026 by the Academic Computing Centre Cyfronet AGH along with five partner institutions in the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 Teaming for Excellence programme, the International Research Agendas programme implemented by the Foundation for Polish Science, and with financial support from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, a new entity called Sano – Centre for Computational Personalised Medicine was established in Kraków.
The mission of Sano involves:
- development of new computational methods, algorithms, models and technologies for personalized medicine,
- introducing new diagnostic and therapeutic solutions based on computerized simulations into clinical practice,
- fostering creation and growth of enterprises which develop cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic technologies,
- contributing to novel training and education curricula which meet the needs of modern personalised medicine.
The Sano Centre is situated in Kraków: a city well known for educating top-class medical practitioners and IT experts, whose teaching hospitals are well regarded among the academic community and whose life science technology sector is continually expanding.
The establishment of the Sano Centre directly contributes to regional scientific excellence by fostering new research collaborations and creating top-tier educational opportunities for postgraduate students. It will also improve knowledge and technology transfer by promoting creation of new commercial enterprises which deal with advanced technologies. The Centre's impact will transcend regional boundaries, contributing to advancements in medical research and thereby to the quality of medical care.
The Centre's objectives are based, among others, on the National Smart Specialisation Strategy. Sano aims to enhance collaboration between academic and commercial institutions on an international scale. Key performance indicators include the number of highly cited scientific publications and grants obtained by the Centre, the number of solutions based on computational models which have been introduced into clinical practice, and the number of innovative marketable products and services.
The Centre for Computational Personalised Medicine represents a joint international collaboration of the following institutions: ACC Cyfronet AGH, LifeScience Cluster Krakow – a Key National Cluster, University of Sheffield and Insigneo Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, and National Center for Research and Development.
Detailed information can be found at: https://sano.science/.