Outreach activities at Dutch Technology week

During the Dutch Technology week in Eindhoven Bioinformatics@school / Bioinformatica in de klas (the Nijmegen DNAlab on the road) and CTMM set up an exhibition on DNA. Visitors could isolate their own DNA, calculate the amount of DNA in their own body, build molecules out of candy, and get acquainted with 3D- visualization. DNA labs on the road is a… Continue reading

DTL research infrastructure vision pitched at KNAW

April 2015, the DTL Scientific Advisory Committee convened to discuss the scientific approach and priorities taken in DTL. The committee, chaired by Prof. Peter Luijten of UMCU, advised positively on the DTL approach to facilitate (and stimulate) ‘integrated life science research’, characterised by the involvement of a dynamic range of research infrastructures and data resources. As a driver for such research DTL… Continue reading

Dick de Ridder will deliver inaugural lecture

Dick de Ridder, member of the DTL Partner Advisory Committee, was appointed Professor of Bioinformatics at Wageningen University. On 30 April 2015 Professor de Ridder will give his inaugural lecture “Biology as data science- Zen and the art of bioinformatics”. His chair is part of the Plant Sciences Group (PSG) and the Graduate School of Experimental Plants Sciences (EPS).

Wageningen University’s Robert Hall receives Honorary Fellowship

Robert Hall, special professor Plant Metabolomics at DTL Partner Wageningen University, will be awarded the lifetime Honorary Fellowship of the international Metabolomics Society. Hall receives the fellowship in recognition of his role as a founding pioneer and continuous champion for the use of metabolomics as a powerful tool to better understand plant biochemistry, and as an acclaimed leader and servant… Continue reading

SME event well visited by industry

ELIXIR, Wageningen University, and DTL held a successful two day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum in Wageningen on 18-19 March 2015. Eighty delegates attended the interactive two-day event, including over 50 companies. Large industry users such as Bayer, Syngenta and FrieslandCampina were present, and smaller plant breeding and food companies like Enza Zaden, Bejo Zaden and Nizo. Furthermore the meeting… Continue reading

NWO funds research on the perception of Big Data

Professor Ronald Stolk, chair of the DTL Partner Advisory Committee, will receive half a million Euro in funding from the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) to study means to improve the perception of ‘Big Data’. Since big data is often associated with privacy issues and the fear that personal data will fall into the wrong hands, Stolk’s research will… Continue reading

First Bring Your Own Template (BYOT) meeting

The first Bring Your Own Template (BYOT) meeting, organised by DTL/ELIXIR-NL, BioMedBridges, the FAIRport initiative, BBMRI-NL, CTMM/TraIT, focussed on preparation for sharing and integration of data structures used for data capture, also known as ‘data templates’. This was motivated by a range of related activities in the space of ‘experimental data mapping and pooling’, in particular EU-BioMedBridges model registry, EU-BioSHaRE/DataSHaPER… Continue reading

DTL partnership grows to over 25 partners in one year

In March 2014, less than a year ago, TU Delft was the first organisation to sign the generic DTL Partner Agreement. Since then the DTL partnership has rapidly grown to 26 partners. DTL warmly welcomes its latest partner organisations Erasmus MC, Netherlands eScience Center, DLO, Maastricht UMC+ and bioinformatics services company The Hyve. The DTL Alliance meanwhile involves most Dutch universities and… Continue reading