CWI’s and VU’s Gunnar Klau works on Cancer Genomics Data at Brown University

On November 1st 2015, Gunnar Klau (DTL partners CWI and VU) started a nine month sabbatical as Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Department of Brown University in Providence, USA. At Brown, he is working with Ben Raphael and his group on algorithms to analyze combinatorial patterns in massive cancer genomics data such as produced by international consortia such as… Continue reading

DTL and MGC jointly organise technology facilities course

Medical Genetics Centre “South-West Holland” (MGC), DTL Technologies and DTL Learning jointly organise a a course on life sciences technologies. In four days, the participants will get up to speed with the possibilities of genomics and transcriptomics, proteomics, imaging and metabolomics. The course is aimed at PhD students and young postdocs who want to get acquainted with the possibilities of different… Continue reading

Join the Personal Health Train initiative

A growing consortium of university medical centers, research organisations and private partners is developing a public private partnership with the aim to develop and run the so-called ‘Personal Health Train (PHT)’. The PHT aims for increased utilisation of existing biomedical data for research into personalized health, preventive and tailored medicine and value-based health care. This movie is a short introduction… Continue reading

Looking back on a successful first edition of Empowering Personalised Medicine & Health Research

Over 250 participants attended the conference Empowering Personalized Medicine & Health Research (EPM &HR) on November 4, 2015, to learn more about scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations for personalised medicine. Several organisations active in the life sciences (BBMRI-NL, DTL/ELIXIR-NL, EATRIS, Federatie Medisch Specialisten, FHI and FEDERA/COREON) came together in organising this very successful event. A lot of stakeholders attended, all… Continue reading

AT Computing offers ‘Python for scientists’ courses

Over the years DTL partner AT computing noticed that the need for Python courses increased rapidly, particularly coming from scientists in a broad variety of domains; astronomy, geophysics, maritime technology, hydrology, biotechnology.  Their usual basic and advanced Python training didn’t cover all the needs of specific domains. On top of that, each domain appeared to have its own special applications and preferences in Python libraries. Therefore AT computing adapted their Python… Continue reading

Submit a proposal for BBMRI-NL’s voucher project

Biobanks are collections of samples, data and images of individuals. They are valuable resources for health research. BBMRI-NL, the research infrastructure for biobanks, has launched a voucher project, to promote high quality innovative scientific ideas as well as creative expressions across the entire range of biobanks. This includes not only access to datasets and tool development, but also enlargement of… Continue reading

Course on Linked Data and making data FAIR

Do you want to learn about leading-edge data and knowledge integration solutions in bioinformatics? Do you need more hands-on after attending a BYOD? Then this course is for you! From Nov 30 – Dec 4, Marco Roos and Katy Wolstencroft will, together with other  experts in the field , teach the 4th edition of the BioSB/ELIXIR-NL course Managing and Integrating Life Science Information… Continue reading

Kick off ELIXIR-EXCELERATE crop and forest plants use case

On 1-2 October 2015 the crop and forest plants use case (WP7) of ELIXIR-EXCELERATE held their kick-off meeting in Hinxton. Collaborators involved in this use case will work closely with the plant and crop research communities to establish standards and services for the open sharing of genotypic and phenotypic data. The priority for WP7 over the coming six months will… Continue reading

GENALICE’s analysis module improves diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex DNA diseases

On October 8th 2015, DTL’s partner GENALICE released a press release about a new standard for ultra-fast and highly reliable detection of all DNA changes in large patient cohorts. In a one-hour online event, the complete genomes of 800 Alzheimer Disease (AD) patients were processed, and by ingeniously using the aggregate information from the complete group, detection of DNA changes,… Continue reading