Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Anboto the world's startup of 2010, at Stanford

After more than 30 Pitch Slams on five continents over the last 10 months, Anboto Group was named the Startup of the Year at Guidewire Group’s Innovate!Summit 2010.

Anboto is the company leader in Semantic and Natural Language technology applied to Web Customer Service and eCommerce.

Xavier Uribe-Etxebarria, the CEO and Basque Entrepreneur gave a talk at Stanford European Entrepreneurship program last week. The slides of his presentation are here. Congratulations!

By the way Anboto is the name of one Basque mountain!

The Basque contribution to SIESTA

The famous physics code (SIESTA), developed and advanced from 1996 onwards, accounts with key contributions from scientists appointed at the university of the Basque Country and the Donostia International Physics Center.

Today we have known that one publication about it, resulted to be the 15th most cited physics paper in the world: congratulations!

This is perhaps one of the most remarkable examples, in which scientists of various disciplines integrate with computing resources. It shows that is not necessary to have huge resources but the right ones. And these scientists seem to have had the right amount for doing exceptional science. Congratulations!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

International Call for Researchers

The Basque Science Foundation, Ikerbasque, launches the prestigious 2011 new call.

All the conditions, computing groups (and others), relocation services and applications are here.

Advances in Multiple Sclerosis through Data Mining

The Intelligent Systems Group -we already talked about them- and the Biodonostia Research Institute based in San Sebastian, Basque Country, are using computing power to identify biomarkers for multiple sclerosis.

All the information here.

Postdoctoral and PhD positions in Dynamical processes in Open Quantum Systems (DYNamo ERC project)

Angel Rubio's team is hiring scientific staff for his new ERC advanced grant.

Please proceed with your applications to his website or www.sciencecareers.eu

Angel Rubio receieves European Research Council's Advanced Grant

"Professor of Materials Physics and Director of the NanoBio Spectroscopy Team at the UPV/EHU, Ángel Rubio, has received one of the prestigious Advanced ERC grants for senior researchers awarded by the European Research Council. The project selected seeks the development of new materials which will have energy applications, using nanostructures and biomolecule. “It is a totally basic research project with highly ambitious objectives”, explained Ángel Rubio. In fact, the final goal is to draw up a theoretical framework that would explain the physical phenomena linked to the processes of capturing, storing and transmitting energy in real systems. The project will receive 1.9 million euros and will be undertaken between 2011 and 2015."

Congratulations to the professor! this is indeed great news.

We already talked about the huge needs of the nano-bio group based in San Sebastian, Basque Country. They are a major prestigious simulation group in the Basque Country.

Read more on www.basqueresearch.com

Ph.D studentship position in Mathematical Biology & Molecular Simulation

The Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

"The project is devoted to the computation and analysis of regions in parameter planes that characterize stability and instability of equilibria for so called structured population models. In this context, in particular, the principle of linearized stability and Hopf bifurcations for infinite dimensional dynamical systems play a role. Our fields of application include population dynamics in cell biology, ecology and epidemiology."

Follow link here: www.sciencecareers.eu

Scholarships to study at DigiPen Bilbao, Basque Country

"3 full scholarships (one per student) for one of the university degrees (RTIS, Real Time Interactive Simulation or BFA, Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation) given by DigiPen in Bilbao in the amount of € 54,000 per scholarship."

DigiPen Bilbao organizes this competition to win the scholarships. All details here: http://www.createyourvideogame.com

The courses start in September 2011.

Image courtsey the competition website.