Euretos Knowledge Platform expanded to include 65 major data & publication sources

DTL Partner Euretos has expanded the coverage of their knowledge platform to include 65 major public life sciences data and publication sources. The company has significantly accelerated the ability to add new data sources and expects to hit the 100-sources mark in the first quarter of 2016. This makes the Euretos Knowledge platform the broadest and fastest-growing knowledge base in the… Continue reading

DTL Interest Group on Next Generation Sequencing

DTL recently started a Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group, bringing together researchers and bioinformaticians that work with NGS data. The main aim of the NGS Interest Group is to share best practices and foster future collaborations. Since NGS technology is being applied in several sectors, ranging from human medicine to plant genomics, the Interest group covers a wide range of topics… 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

Submit a proposal for BBMRI-NL’s voucher project

Biobanks are collections of samples, data and images of individuals. They are valuable resources for health research. BBMRI-NL, the research infrastructure for biobanks, has launched a voucher project, to promote high quality innovative scientific ideas as well as creative expressions across the entire range of biobanks. This includes not only access to datasets and tool development, but also enlargement of… Continue reading

GENALICE’s analysis module improves diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex DNA diseases

On October 8th 2015, DTL’s partner GENALICE released a press release about a new standard for ultra-fast and highly reliable detection of all DNA changes in large patient cohorts. In a one-hour online event, the complete genomes of 800 Alzheimer Disease (AD) patients were processed, and by ingeniously using the aggregate information from the complete group, detection of DNA changes,… Continue reading

Second get together of private and public partners at Odex4all all hands meeting

On September 28, 2015, 40 representatives of Odex4all’s private and public partners came together to discuss the project’s progress, both from a technical and a scientific perspective. Odex4all is co-funded by the Dutch research council (NWO) and the Netherlands eScience Center and contributes to the interoperability theme of DTL Data. The project is closely linked to the FAIRPORT initiative in terms of ensuring that all data published in the scope… Continue reading

Marco Roos presents webinar on ELIXIR’s Rare disease Pilot

On October 21, 2015, ELIXIR-NL’s Marco Roos presented an update about the pilot action launched in 2015; Rare disease test case for ELIXIR interoperability backbone. The goal of the pilot is to create a federated infrastructure that would enable access to different rare disease repositories across Europe. The webinar is part of the ELIXIR webinar series, you can watch Marco’s presentation here.

Input requested for inventory of Dutch antibiotics research

The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport is concerned about the global rise of antibiotic resistance. Therefore, the Ministry, together with Top Sectors Life Sciences & Health, Chemistry and Agri & Food, strives for increased collaboration between Dutch research institutes, companies and other organisations involved in the development of antibiotics, or alternatives for these. The aim is to further improve… Continue reading

NWO announces matchmaking event and ‘Building blocks of life’ research programme

On November 17 2015 NWO will organise a matchmaking event in the ‘Oude Magazijn’ in Amersfoort. The event is part of NWO’s new research programme ‘Building blocks of life’, launched to address a number of urgent scientific and social challenges at the interface of physics, chemistry, biology, computer science and systems analysis. The goal of the ‘Building blocks for life’… Continue reading