20 December: ELIXIR Webinar on a distributed model for Ensembl

On Wednesday 20 December 2017, 14:00 to 15:00 GMT, Paul Kersey (EMBL-EBI) will present a webinar on the development of a distributed model for Ensembl.  This will enable multiple ELIXIR Nodes to use a common infrastructure and provide an integrated service to users, each focusing on their own areas of interest and expertise. The work is the outcome of the Ensembl Implementation Study. Join the webinar.

Save the date: BioSB 2018 conference

On 15-16 May 2018, the 4th edition of the Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology conference will take place in Lunteren. BioSB 2018 discusses the latest developments in bioinformatics, systems and computational biology, and interrelated disciplines, and their wide-ranging applications in life sciences & health, agriculture, food & nutrition. Read more.

Imaging data as a biomarker resource at Health-RI 2017

At the Health-RI conference on 8 December 2017 in Utrecht, Hugo Aerts (Harvard Medical School) and Meike Venooij (Erasmus MC) will discuss the use of imaging data as a biomarker in prevention and personalised medicine. They will address developments in dementia research and oncology. Register for Health-RI 2017. View the conference programme. Quantitative image analysis approaches, including the extraction of quantitative imaging biomarkers, and the use… Continue reading

Multi-omics in biomarker discovery at Health-RI 2017

At the Health-RI conference on 8 December 2017 in Utrecht, Eline Slagboom (LUMC) and Lodewyk Wessels (NKI) will discuss the role of multi-omics in biomarker discovery. Register for Health-RI 2017. View the conference programme. Technological advances in the field of genomics have enabled researchers to map susceptibility loci for rare and common traits and diseases. Quantitative omics data (transcriptome, metabolome, epigenome) and bioinformatic analyses have… Continue reading

Dirk-Jan van der Pol speaker at Health-RI 2017

Dirk-Jan van der Pol is an ICT consultant with over 18 years of experience in industry and healthcare. In 2003, he was diagnosed with cancer. At the Health-RI conference on 8 December 2017, Van der Pol will take the audience on his journey from ambitious consultant to insecure patient, to director of his own health(care), and finally to researcher on his own data. Register for… Continue reading

Science goes FAIR at Health-RI 2017

What does FAIR Data mean in practice? How can you make your data FAIR? What novel science becomes possible when research data become more FAIR? Luiz Bonino and Michel Dumontier will answer these pressing questions at the Health-RI conference on 8 December 2017 in Utrecht. Register for Health-RI 2017. View the conference programme. FAIR Data is rapidly becoming the new standard… Continue reading

Successful ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on food, nutrition, and microbiome

Microbiome, food, and nutrition datasets have rapidly expanded as a result of advances in DNA sequencing and the rise of shotgun metagenomics and metabolomics. To help companies access and take advantage of this wealth of data, ELIXIR organised a two-day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on 9-10 October in Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by ELIXIR Belgium, the event attracted 90 participants,… Continue reading

Speakers Health-RI 2017 announced

Health-RI is organising its third annual conference in Utrecht on December 8th. At this year’s conference, you can learn how your research can benefit from a state-of-the-art biomedical research data infrastructure, be part of the effort to boost the value of existing and newly generated research and healthcare data, and understand how the Netherlands is gearing up for a collective… Continue reading

Biomarker conference on 6 October

The Biomarker Development Center organises a conference ‘Validation of Biomarkers – Bridging the innovation gap through integrated technologies’ on 6 October 2017 in De Doelen in Rotterdam. You can visit the conference website here. This meeting will bring together experts from Analytical and Technology Sciences, Clinical Chemists, and Medical Research to present their data and exchange information on topics related to Biomarker… Continue reading