TraIT platform welcomes 1,000th researcher

TraIT, one of DTL’s close collaborators in the DTL DATA programme, welcomes its 1,oooth researcher to register for the TraIT platform. Peggy Langenhoff, research coordinator Internal Medicine from the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg uses the platform in the Commence trial, a study initiated by Radboud UMC in Nijmegen. Aside from the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital, eight other hospitals collaborate in the trial.… Continue reading

CTMM-TraIT makes Chipster available for biomedical studies

Chipster,  a user-friendly, open-source, high-throughput data analysis software tool created and maintained by the IT Center for Science (CSC, Finland), has been released for use in CTMM-TraIT. It contains over 300 analysis tools for next generation sequencing (NGS), microarray and proteomics data. Users can visualise data interactively, and save and share automatic analysis workflows. A workflow for array-Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH)… Continue reading

DTL on track: kick-off DTL and ELIXIR-NL

On 1 December 2014, DTL organised ‘DTL on track’, the DTL and ELIXIR-NL kick-off event in the Rijtuigenloods in Amersfoort. A range of activities highlighted what the DTL Data, Technologies, and Learning programmes have to offer. Furthermore, the floor was given to partner organisations to co-create the event with us. The actual festive kickoff of DTL and the launch of… Continue reading

DTL welcomes first fifteen Partners

DTL is proud to announce its first fifteen formal Partners. By signing the DTL Partner Agreement, Delft University of Technology, University of Groningen, Groningen University Medical Center, Utrecht University, Utrecht University Medical Centre, VU University Amsterdam, TNO, CWI, TU Eindhoven, University of Amsterdam, SURF and the companies DSM, Elsevier, BaseClear, Euretos, Genetwister show their commitment to DTL and its aim to… Continue reading

STW-Breed4Food Partnership programme

Together with Breed4Food, the Technology foundation STW launches the ambitious Breed4Food Partnership programme: ‘Predicting phenotypes of livestock’. The Breed4Food Partnership focusses on the development of novel genetic and genomic tools through innovative science, beneficial to the breeding, production and consumption of animal proteins with a strong commitment to responsible stewardship of animal resources. For this program a budget of €… Continue reading

DTL and NMC sign cooperation agreement

The Netherlands Metabolomics Centre (NMC) and the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement. There ia a great deal of synergy between the organisations, since they are both active in the field of data (pre)processing, development and implementation of international standards, modelling and data-integration. Rob Hamer, director of Unilever Research Vlaardingen and chairman of… Continue reading

Netherlands Metabolomics Centre continues!

Unilever, DSM, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, TNO, Plant Sciences Group Wageningen and Leiden University have taken the initiative to set up a Metabolomics foundation. “They are convinced of the importance to have an organised metabolomics community in the Netherlands”, Merlijn van Rijswijk explains. “During the last 5 years we have built a strong network of research groups, that has a strong reputation… Continue reading

Norvig Web Data Science Award 2014

SURFsara and Common Crawl wish to give everybody the possibility to analyze open web data. Because of this they are hosting the second edition of the Norvig Web Data Science Award, a challenge to all researchers and students in the Benelux. Free access is provided to the SURFsara Hadoop cluster with a copy of the full Common Crawl web crawl… Continue reading

DTL Galaxy toolshed featured in Galaxy newsletter

Together with a Galaxy server (historically available as, DTL is hosting a so-called toolshed, a sort of app-store for bioinformatics tools in Galaxy. Many groups world wide are now running their own Galaxy servers, but fewer have an associated tool shed to showcase their self developed tools. The DTL Galaxy toolshed with the nationally developed tools is getting world-wide exposure… Continue reading