Beyond Banking Hackathon 9-11 June

On 9-11 June, ABN AMRO will organise an open ‘Beyond Banking’ hackathon in the ‘Sugar Factory’ in Halfweg, between Amsterdam and Haarlem. Several data sets are available during the hackathon, including datasets about cells of leukemia patients and healthy people, provided by Dr Jules Meijerink (Princess Maxima Center for pediatric oncology) and Professor Peter van der Spek (Erasmus MC Rotterdam). The Beyond Banking website… Continue reading

Train-the-trainer in clinical bioinformatics and best practices workshop 3-5 July Cambridge UK

An ELIXIR EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer in Clinical bioinformatics and HEE best practices workshop will be held in Cambridge UK, 3-5 July 2017. The aim of the course is to provide new trainers with guidance and tips for developing and delivering training in bioinformatics to clinical audiences. This will be followed by a best practices workshop, providing an opportunity for people already involved in… Continue reading

20 April 2017: ONT Nanopore sequencing Hot Topics meeting

On 20 April 2017, the BioSB research school will organise a ‘Hot Topics meeting‘ about Nanopore sequencing. The goal is to bring expert users together and promote information sharing and collaboration within the Netherlands and beyond. This meeting will be the first in a series of BioSB HotTopics meetings, which were previously organised by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre. Recently, nanopore sequencing has revolutionised the sequencing arena. In the… Continue reading

Creating a Bioinformatics and Data Stewardship Service Center: a report of the Focus Meeting

On 9 March 2017, DTL organised a Focus Meeting ‘Creating a Bioinformatics and Data Stewardship Service Center’. The meeting established a dialogue among the bioinformaticians that are involved in setting up or managing a bioinformatics facility at their institute. An important goal of the meeting was to ensure we do not all develop different approaches to data stewardship and do not waste… Continue reading

15 March: Compute Resources for Life Science Research Interest Group meeting

On 15 March 2017, the DTL/SURF Interest Group ‘Compute Resources for Life Science Research‘ will meet at SURF in Utrecht. Topic of the meeting will be ‘Reproducible pipelines – integration with software stack.’ You can register now. In the DTL/SURF Interest Group ‘Compute Resources for Life Science Research’ (CRLS), we share lessons learned and best practices, and discuss requirements, use cases… Continue reading

Inspiring BIUP company visit

On 27 January 2017, the BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) organised a company visit to Genetwister in Wageningen. More than 20 participants from almost as many different companies involved in bioinformatics shared ideas on cloud computing (Bluebee), DTL (Inge Schats), and bioinformatics for plant breeding (Genetwister). And of course, some time was reserved for networking. The BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) is a DTL Interest Group consisting of… Continue reading

7 April: national DNA lab day

The ‘Reizende DNAlabs’ (DNA labs on the road) have received funding from the Amgen Biotech Experience Programme. This will allow the mobile practical to visit Dutch high schools in the period January – June 2017. In addition, they can organise the fifth edition of the national DNA lab day for Dutch high school teachers. This event will take place on… Continue reading

24 February: Inaugural speech Wessel Kraaij

You are invited to the inaugural lecture of Dr Wessel Kraaij, who has been appointed as a Professor in Applied Data Analytics at Leiden University. Language: Dutch Location: Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ, Leiden Date and time: 24 february 2017 at 16:00 More information: full invitation

One more week to submit your BioSB 2017 abstract

The abstract submission deadline for oral presentations at the BioSB 2017 conference has been extended with one week, to February 19th. Read more about the submission topics and the submission procedure on the BioSB website. The Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology conference (BioSB 2017, 4-5 April 2017 in Lunteren) will feature the latest developments in bioinformatics, systems biology, and computational biology.