Looking back on the Single Cell Analysis BioSB HotTopics Meeting

On 21 September 2017, the BioSB HotTopics meeting on Single Cell Analysis took place at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). The meeting was organised by the Leiden Computational Biology Center and sponsored by the BioSB Research School, LUMC, and 10x Genomics. The meeting was attended by approximately 80 attendees and included four presentations covering different aspects of single cell data analysis: single… Continue reading

Successful ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on food, nutrition, and microbiome

Microbiome, food, and nutrition datasets have rapidly expanded as a result of advances in DNA sequencing and the rise of shotgun metagenomics and metabolomics. To help companies access and take advantage of this wealth of data, ELIXIR organised a two-day ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum on 9-10 October in Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by ELIXIR Belgium, the event attracted 90 participants,… Continue reading

Bioinformatics in the Netherlands

The scientific journal Briefings in Bioinformatics recently published a paper about the history of Bioinformatics in the Netherlands. The authors are affiliated to DTL, ELIXIR-NL, and BioSB and they describe the process of building the Dutch Bioinformatics community since 2003: from NBIC to DTL, ELIXIR-NL, and BioSB. Read the paper.

Sneak preview Enabling Technologies Hotels Call response

The latest Enabling Technologies Hotels Call closed on 29 August 2017. Dr Sander Hougee, Programme Officer Life Sciences and Health at ZonMw, gives a sneak preview of the response to the call. Technology Hotels are expert groups that offer their high-end technologies and the associated expertise and infrastructure to researchers who do not have access to such facilities at their home institute. Life scientists can… Continue reading

Biomarker conference on 6 October

The Biomarker Development Center organises a conference ‘Validation of Biomarkers – Bridging the innovation gap through integrated technologies’ on 6 October 2017 in De Doelen in Rotterdam. You can visit the conference website here. This meeting will bring together experts from Analytical and Technology Sciences, Clinical Chemists, and Medical Research to present their data and exchange information on topics related to Biomarker… Continue reading

Groningen Techcentre for Life Sciences: towards the first local DTL

DTL is a network of Dutch life sciences professionals that jointly develop an interconnected research infrastructure. Our focus is on FAIR data treatment, accessible high-end technologies, and expert training: Data, Technologies, and Learning. People at Groningen University and UMCG are now establishing a local version of the national DTL network. Dr Morris Swertz, Dr Salome Scholtens, and Dr Marina de… Continue reading

Missed our Technology Hotels information meeting?

On 13 June 2017, DTL organised an information meeting about the Enabling Technologies Hotels Call 2017. Sander Hougee (ZonMw) and Merlijn van Rijswijk (DTL) informed the meeting’s participants about the selection procedure and more. You can download their presentation here.

Enabling Technologies Hotel call 2017 open

ZonMw has just opened the ‘Enabling Technologies Hotels Call 2017’. Life science researchers can apply for funding to get access to the high-end equipment and expertise of 120+ public and private Technology Hotels that are listed on the DTL website. “With a EUR 1.8 million budget, the 2017 programme has twice the budget of the previous call,” says Dr Sander Hougee,… Continue reading

What is happening in the DTL hotel network?

DTL’s mission is to establish an interconnected research infrastructure that cost-effectively enables cross-technology life science research. To this end, around 120 Dutch life science expert groups have registered their facilities or expertise as public or private ‘DTL Hotels’. “I consider the DTL Hotel network the lubricating oil in the machine of Dutch life science research,” says Alain van Gool, scientific… Continue reading

DTL Focus Meeting on data integration, standards and FAIR principles in proteomics

On 29 August 2016, DTL will organise a Focus Meeting on data integration, standards and the FAIR principles in proteomics. The meeting’s goal is to discuss the current data quality assessment approaches, data format standards, multi-omics data integration, big data and bioinformatics developments where proteomics is involved. FAIR data management within the scope of proteomics will be discussed as well. Participation is free… Continue reading
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