DTL Health care data team extended with two people

Recently, two people have joined the DTL Health Care Data Team: Péter Horvatovich (RUG) has joined the team to intensify the contacts to national and international proteomics projects in health care Stefan Klein (Erasmus MC) will represent the clinical imaging community and is directly involved in the development of the XNAT software used in TraIT. The Health Care Data Team… Continue reading

Competition online visualisations Dutch Science Agenda

Recently, the Dutch Science Agenda announced a public call for the submission for questions to science. In the Dutch Science Agenda the themes and research questions that science will focus on in the coming years are being brought together. A total of 11,700 questions have been submitted, which have been clustered in 250 overarching themes. To disclose the material collected… Continue reading

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