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 submission deadline is January 25! The BioSB 2019 is organised by the BioSB research school together with the… 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

ELIXIR teams up with The Carpentries to boost its training programme

ELIXIR and The Carpentries initiative, a merged organization of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry, have agreed to extend their collaboration in organising and delivering training in ELIXIR Nodes. As part of the collaboration, The Carpentries will organise close to 20 Software and Data Carpentry training workshops across ELIXIR Nodes, and two Instructor Training workshops to train a number of specialised instructors. This… Continue reading

2 October: Lab in the Clouds workshop at DTL Communities@Work

Dr Irene Nooren (SURF) and Dr Arnoud van der Maas (Radboudumc, ELIXIR-NL) will organise a workshop ‘Lab in the Clouds: the cloud as your research environment’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. SURF and ELIXIR-NL are involved as co-organisers. Current cloud technology makes it possible to build your own virtual research environment using public or private cloud ICT infrastructure… Continue reading

2 October: Omics data infrastructure workshop at DTL Communities@Work

Professor Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen (Radboudumc) and Professor Morris Swertz (UMC Groningen and Groningen University) will organise a workshop ‘Shaping the national digital infrastructure for large (cross-)omics projects’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. The Netherlands X-omics Initiative, ELIXIR-NL, and Health-RI are involved as co-organisers. Are you active in (cross-)omics research projects in the life sciences (e.g.,… Continue reading