Successful 5th BioSB conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The BioSB research school offers a vibrant environment for the scientific education in integrative bioinformatics and systems biology. As these are core themes of DTL‘s ‘Learning Program’, DTL is actively involved in the BioSB research community. Together with multiple academic partners DTL further co-creates BioSB’s course portfolio and together with ELIXIR-NL, DTL (managed by Femke Francissen) also organizes BioSB’s yearly… Continue reading

Upcoming HPC workshops organised by SURFsara and ELIXIR-NL

SURFsara in collaboration with ELIXIR-NL and DTL is organising two High-Performance Computing workshops targeted at life science researchers. Both workshops will take place in Utrecht in SURF offices. “Cluster Computing for Life Sciences” is a two-day workshop on 23-24 April 2019. On the first day, participants will learn the basics of the Unix shell and how to work on the… Continue reading

Boost Your Visibility – Improving F of FAIR for Dutch Training and Data Resources through Bioschemas

On February 7 and 8 DTL and ELIXIR Netherlands will organise a workshop/hackathon for content providers of Life Science resources such as proteins, samples, beacons, tools and training events and materials in Utrecht, The Netherlands. During the event you can learn how your to make your resources rank higher on Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search pages, how to receive… Continue reading

Call for abstracts BioSB 2019 conference

The 5th Dutch Bioinformatics and Systems Biology conference (BioSB 2019) will be held on April 2-3 at Congrescentrum De Werelt in Lunteren. You can submit an abstract for an oral presentation in one of the parallel topical sessions at the conference. The extended submission deadline is February 8! The BioSB 2019 is organised by the BioSB research school together with… Continue reading

Data Carpentry Genomics workshop in Wageningen

DTL and ELIXIR-NL are organising a Data Carpentry Genomics workshop on February 5-6, 2019 at the Wageningen University & Research (WUR). Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience. The focus of this workshop will be on working with genomics… Continue reading

Hackathon to integrate the ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard with other ELIXIR resources

On December 4-6, 2018 the ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard team (ELIXIR-CZ, ELIXIR-NL) welcomed the FAIRsharing, TeSS (both ELIXIR-UK) and ELIXIR-SI eLearning Platform – EeLP (ELIXIR-SI) teams to the beautiful city of Prague during the “Mikuláš” (Dutch “Sinterklaas”) celebrations, to take part in a hackathon to share information and work towards interoperability and integration between ELIXIR resources. An external services integration framework… Continue reading

Jaak Vilo (ELIXIR Estonia) will present the Estonian Biobank at UBC seminar in Utrecht

Prof. dr. Jaak Vilo is invited to Utrecht to share his experiences with ELIXIR Estonia and the Estonian Biobank during a seminar on 28 November, organised by the Utrecht Bioinformatics Center.  Jaak Vilo (Elixir head-of-node Estonia and head of the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Tartu) will speak about: “The set up of the Estonian Biobank and use cases: polygenic… Continue reading

Enthusiastic Response to the First ELIXIR-NL Galaxy Training Course in the Netherlands

An ELIXIR-NL training course entitled “Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!” was held on October 17 – 19, 2018 in Amsterdam. Participants were enthusiastic about the course contents, and particularly interested in the link of using Galaxy workflows for training and teaching. For this workshop we used the European Galaxy server via their wonderful… Continue reading

The Netherlands joins the Million European Genomes coalition

Dutch Minister of Medical Care and Sports, Mr. Bruno Bruins, has co-signed the European Declaration about the Million European Genomes initiative on behalf of the Netherlands. Minister Bruins has informed the House of Representatives of the Netherlands about this step, as part of his letter to the Parliament on sharing healthcare information in international context (‘Zorginformatiedeling in internationale context’). The… Continue reading

4th Health-RI conference: Opening doors to P4 Health

The 4th Health-RI conference will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The program will focus on the future of Health and Medicine and the required support role of science and research infrastructure as innovations around ‘big’ complex data facilitate a vitally functioning and healthy society. Scientific presentations from national and international experts will explore four themes: Prediction, Prevention, Personalization, and… Continue reading