April 8 to 17 I travelled to Valencia and Barcelona (Spain).

In Barcelona I participated in the II Emergence Forum by Transbio Sudoe, a gathering of academics, companies & technological platforms from Spain, France, Portugal with the objective of setting up collaborative projects. I gave a lecture and participated in an expert panel.

The event allowed me to meet very interesting people, and visiting the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (with its Mare Nostrum supercomputer, in the most amazing set-up you could even imagine) and the Barcelona Scientific Park. I also took the opportunity to meet several executives from Roche Pharmaceuticals at their software headquarters for Europe.

In Valencia, besides of course visiting family, friends and colleagues, I had several meetings (National Research Center Prince Philip, Valencian Institute of Oncology, Healthcare Research Institute, and Imegen Labs). I also signed the legal founding documents of my new company: Innomedyx.