:: Session 31.5: Day 9: Time 18:00 to 19:00
Experience with the Deployment of Biomedical Applications on the Grid

Vincent Breton


Based on the experience acquired in the last 5 years on grid projects like DataGrid and EGEE, the talk will propose some principles for successfull grid development and deployment. Particular focus will be given to biomedical applications.

- Experience with the deployment of biomedical applications on the grid [ppt]


Dr Vincent Breton

Vincent Breton received his degree in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1985 and his PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Paris XI-Orsay in 1990. Since 1990, he has been a research associate at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

After participating for 10 years in high energy and nuclear physics experiments at the University of Stanford, Thomas Jefferson Laboratory (USA) and CERN, he founded in 2001 the PCSV research group ( to work on the application of the IT technologies and tools used in high energy physics to biomedical sciences. The team started the development of a Monte-Carlo simulation platform for nuclear medicine and radio/brachytherapy, in collaboration with the University of Lausanne. This platform, based on the GEANT4 toolkit developed by the high energy physics community to describe the transport of particles through matter, has evolved into the GATE collaboration involving more than 20 research laboratories around the world.

Vincent Breton is also investigating with his team the relevance of grid technology for biomedical applications. Co-founder of the Healthgrid initiative, chairman of the European Conferences on Grids for Health in January 2003 and January 2004, he has been head of application support and identification for the EGEE European project (FP6).

He is also co-chair of the HealthGrid subgroup of GGF Life Sciences Research Group.