Dell and University of Limerick Collaborate to Advance Cancer Research with AI Technology

Dell Technologies and the University of Limerick’s Digital Cancer Research Centre have joined forces to develop an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) platform and digital twin technology. This groundbreaking partnership aims to revolutionize oncology research by enabling predictive and diagnostic capabilities in cancer care.

The AI platform, created by Dell specifically for the University, harnesses high-performance computing power to accelerate oncology research and precision medicine. Within the Digital Cancer Centre’s multicloud ecosystem, Dell’s cutting-edge storage arrays and AI-optimized PowerEdge servers generate digital twins of cancer patients for more accurate diagnostics.

This collaboration offers an array of potential benefits, including:

1. Streamlined biomarker testing for cancer
2. Enhanced understanding of B-cell lymphoma treatment
3. Personalized therapies based on individual tumor characteristics

One exciting aspect of this research centers around the role of collagen in tumor behavior. The Digital Pathology Unit at the University of Limerick’s Digital Cancer Research Centre is investigating how collagen within the tumor microenvironment influences the spread of cancerous cells throughout the body and central nervous system. By identifying methods to inhibit collagen, researchers may uncover groundbreaking treatments that prevent tumor metastasis.

Professor Paul Murray, Director of the Digital Pathology Unit at the Digital Cancer Research Centre, explains the significance of this partnership: “Through our collaboration with Dell Technologies, we can deepen our understanding of cancer development and discover new strategies for diagnosis and treatment. This project marks an exciting milestone for our team, and we are eager to accelerate our research with the invaluable digital support from Dell Technologies.”

Catherine Doyle, Managing Director of Dell Technologies Ireland, emphasizes the potential of the AI-driven platform: “Dell Technologies’ groundbreaking technology will empower researchers and healthcare professionals to provide precision treatments for B-cell lymphoma patients. By creating digital twins, the University of Limerick and Dell are propelling clinical research to unprecedented heights. Together, we leverage data and advanced technologies to benefit patients and healthcare professionals worldwide.”

This collaborative effort between Dell and the University of Limerick exemplifies the power of AI and digital innovation in advancing cancer research and transforming patient care. With the potential to revolutionize oncology, this partnership fosters hope for improved diagnostics, treatment strategies, and long-term outcomes for cancer patients globally.


What is digital twin technology?
Digital twin technology refers to creating a virtual replica or mirror image of a physical object or system. In the context of cancer research, digital twins are computer-generated models of individual patients that replicate their tumor characteristics. These digital twins enable more accurate diagnostics and personalized treatment approaches.

What is multicloud ecosystem?
A multicloud ecosystem refers to an environment where multiple cloud computing platforms are employed simultaneously. In the case of the Digital Cancer Research Centre, Dell’s AI platform is integrated into a multicloud ecosystem that enables seamless data exchange and collaboration among different cloud services.

How can AI and digital innovation benefit cancer research?
AI and digital innovation have the potential to accelerate cancer research by analyzing vast amounts of data, identifying patterns, and generating insights that may not be apparent through traditional methods. These technologies can aid in the development of more effective treatments, personalized therapies, and a deeper understanding of cancer biology.

(Source: [University of Limerick](

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