EdgeLeap partners with 9 million euro research programme to fight heart failure

DTL partner Edgeleap has partnered with the innovative multidisciplinary programme FIGHT-HF, setting out to revolutionise the management of patients with heart failure. Over a period of five years, and powered by a budget of 9 million euros, the FIGHT-HF programme coordinated by the University Hospital of Nancy, University of Lorraine, and INSERM, will leverage large patient datasets, cutting edge data science… Continue reading

Join the Health-RI Conference on 1 December 2016

On 1 December 2016, the Health-RI Conference will take place at Theater De Flint in Amersfoort. After last year’s successful event under the name ‘Empowering Personalized Medicine and Health Research Conference’, BBMRI-NL, ELIXIR-NL, EATRIS-NL, DTL, NFU, Health~HollandFHI and FMS will jointly host this second edition. The conference highlights developments towards a unique nation-wide Research Infrastructure for Personalised Medicine and Health… Continue reading

What is happening in the DTL hotel network?

DTL’s mission is to establish an interconnected research infrastructure that cost-effectively enables cross-technology life science research. To this end, around 120 Dutch life science expert groups have registered their facilities or expertise as public or private ‘DTL Hotels’. “I consider the DTL Hotel network the lubricating oil in the machine of Dutch life science research,” says Alain van Gool, scientific… Continue reading

LERU summer school: the movie

From 10 to 15 July 2016, LERU, Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center organised the 7th LERU Doctoral Summer School. DTL supported the event. The summer school’s theme was ‘Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation’ and was received with enormous enthusiasm. The organisers have now prepared a video with an impression of the summer school. Proper data stewardship is swiftly… Continue reading

GENALICE expands its NGS secondary data analysis suite with important functionality for better diagnosis of oncology patients

At the opening of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, DTL partner GENALICE announced the release of a new version (V2.4.0) of its Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) secondary data analysis suite, GENALICE MAP. The key component of this release is the Somatic Calling module, with impressive performance and best-in-class quality results. Somatic Calling is used for molecular diagnosis… Continue reading

CORBEL open call: apply now

Project proposal submission is now open for the CORBEL Open Call, offering selected research projects the unique opportunity to access multiple research infrastructures with just one application. Submission deadline is 30 November 2016. With its Open Call, CORBEL offers access to more than 15 service providers from 8 research infrastructures across the range of life-science disciplines at some of the best equipped research institutes in… Continue reading

Realising the European Open Science Cloud

The Commission ‘High Level Expert Group European Open Science Cloud‘ chaired by Barend Mons has published a first report, including recommendations on the European Open Science Cloud. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aims to accelerate and support the current transition to more effective Open Science and Open Innovation in the Digital Single Market. It should enable trusted access to services, systems and the… Continue reading

Young eScientist Award 2016 for research into 3D printing body parts

DTL partner the Netherlands eScience Center has awarded the Young eScientist Award 2016 to Maureen van Eijnatten (25) from VU University Medical Center. The prize aims to stimulate a young scientist demonstrating excellence in eScience: the development or application of digital technology to address scientific challenges. Money prize and support Van Eijnatten will receive EUR 10.000 to stimulate her research,… Continue reading

SURFsara Visualisation Challenge

Do you use the Dutch National e-Infrastructure for your research and do you have an awesome/interesting/fun visualisation of your work to show? Then enter your visualisations in the SURFsara Visualisation Challenge! Show us, and the world, what you do with the e-Infrastructure and how it contributes to your research. Entries will be judged on visual impact, skill required to make… Continue reading

Biobanking in the cloud

There is no question that health research benefits from the accumulation of data: the more there is, the more reliable the conclusions drawn from it. Yet, to gather the required amount of data and bio-resources, remains a tricky proposition for small to middling biotech companies, general hospitals, clinical centres of expertise, and academic centres alike. How do you set about… Continue reading