DTL Programmers Meeting this Friday

On Friday 18 March DTL will organise the next DTL Programmers Meeting. Speakers from several DTL partners will address topics such as scalability issues and the merits of a proper system of persistent identifiers in Life Sciences. Date: 18 Mar 2016 Time: 09:00-16:00 Prior knowledge needed? Yes Programme We have an interesting programme for you, with: An introduction and workshop by DTL… Continue reading

Submit an abstract for ELIXIR-NL track at BioSB 2016

ELIXIR Netherlands has decided to organise a technology/applications track at the BioSB 2016 conference (19 & 20 April). The track features four sessions covering both conference days. One session will be used to present the latest updates from ELIXIR-NL and ISBE, the other sessions are open for abstract submission. Topics may include technology as a service, AAI, data interoperability, (FAIR) data stewardship, and distributed learning. Please submit your abstract via the conference submission page and register for… Continue reading

ELIXIR partners with DTL and BioSB in organising ECCB2016

ELIXIR becomes the co-organising sponsor of the 15th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), to take place on 3-7 September 2016 in The Hague. As part of the ECCB2016-ELIXIR partnership, the programme of the conference will feature a dedicated track to showcase ELIXIR activities and services. “We are delighted to have ELIXIR as a strong partner”, says Jaap Heringa, chair… 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

UU’s Berend Snel will deliver inaugural lecture, preceded by symposium

On October 9 2015, Berend Snel of Utrecht University will deliver his inaugural lecture as professor Bioinformatics at Utrecht University. On the occasion of the inauguration, a symposium is organised with the title “Hidden stories in DNA: how bioinformatics tracks evolution and function”. There is no entrance fee for this symposium. Please register by sending an email to Jolien van Hooff (j.j.e.vanhooff@uu.nl).… Continue reading

ECCB 2016 presents itself

During the ISMB/ECCB conference in Dublin this July, the 15th edition of the European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) was officially announced. ECCB 2016, which will take place in the historic city of The Hague in the Netherlands from 3 to 7 September, is the main European computational event in 2016 and will welcome scientists working in a variety of… Continue reading

Registration open for ELIXIR SME forum in Basel

Registration is now open for the ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: ‘Data-driven innovation in the pharma and biotech industries’ in Basel, Switzerland, on 9 June 2015. Organised by SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and ELIXIR, the event will take place alongside the successful Basel Computational Biology Conference, which runs from 7-10 June. The one day event is aimed at the pharma and biotech companies that use public… Continue reading

Jointly designing a Data FAIRPORT

On the 13th to 16th of January 2014 the Dutch ELIXIR Node, in cooperation with the Netherlands eScience Center and the Lorentz Center, organized an ‘unconference’ titled:  ‘Jointly designing a Data FAIRPORT’. During these four days key aspects of a global infrastructure for effective data publishing, discovery, sharing and re-use for eScience experimentation were discussed. The workshop brought together 25… Continue reading

The next generation of life sciences starts in the Netherlands

On the 23d of October 2013 DTL organised a workshop on Next Generation Life Science (NGLS) at the ‘In de Driehoek’ conference centre in Utrecht. Over 70 people representing research groups from various life science sectors participated in a lively meeting, with interesting lectures and break-out discussion sessions.  Lectures were given by Alain van Gool (RU), Robert Hall (WUR), Bas… Continue reading