SURF Research Boot Camp on 21 April

Have you ever wondered how ICT can boost your research? DTL partners SURF and Utrecht University are proud to announce the first SURF Research Boot Camp. This is your chance to start something new and exciting! Participate in hands-on workshops: • Research data management • Programming (e.g. Unix, Python) • Cloud and cluster computing • Big data analysis • Visualisation •… Continue reading

Euretos webinar on predictive analytics for target and biomarker discovery: 8 March

DTL partner Euretos presents a webinar ‘Successfully use predictive analytics for novel target and biomarker discovery’ on 8 March (CET) and 15 March (PST). Join their webinar and get up to speed with the latest scientific developments and state of the art technology from Leiden University Medical Centre and Euretos. Despite concerted efforts of the biotech and pharma industries, the… Continue reading

Elsevier’s Publishing Campus: training platform for researchers

Since April 2015 DTL partner Elsevier offers a free and open online training platform for all researchers or training partners in academia: the Elsevier Publishing Campus. The Campus supports researchers at the start of their academic career right through becoming a journal editor / teacher themselves.  Offering downloas such as ‘Get noticed. Promoting your article for maximum impact’ or online… Continue reading

AT Computing active in configuration management

DTL Partner AT Computing is one of the few companies active in configuration management. NGS computation and analysis pipelines can be easily managed and automated with this tool: one can use it to describe the configuration state of pipelines and the tooling makes sure the pipelines maintain in that particular state. This means deploying new pipelines or transferring pipelines between systems or… Continue reading

Computational job scheduling with AT Computing

R&D customers usually have computational jobs that are processor-, memory- and IO-bound. This complicates job scheduling; how to find the “right” machine for the job? The machine needs to fit the requirements and has to be available as well. Maurice Verheesen of DTL Partner AT Computing: “AT Computing helps in these situations with our knowledge of orchestrating job scheduling and our computational optimization… Continue reading

DNA technology company BaseClear collaborates in consortium to investigate aquatic biodiversity

DTL partner BaseClear contributes to knowledge of biodiversity and water assessment together with KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, University of Applied Sciences Leiden, Stichting EIS and the consultants Royal Haskoning DHV Koeman & Bijkerk. Started almost two years ago, this broad consortium is working within TKI Water Technology to develop and make available DNA techniques for the monitoring of biodiversity.  The… Continue reading

SURFdrive tutorials available

Recently, SURFdrive  of DTL partner SURF released three video tutorials designed to answer users’ practical questions on the web environment, on sharing files and folders and on synchronising with the SURFdrive client. SURFdrive is a personal cloud storage service for the Dutch education and research community, offering staff, researchers and students an easy way to store, synchronise and share files… Continue reading

Natal van Riel appointed as professor Computational Modelling at UvA

Natal van Riel has been appointed as professor of Computational Modelling at DTL partner University of Amsterdam‘s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). Van Riel’s career is a prime example of the increasingly blurred boundaries between the traditional scientific disciplines. After studying Electrical Engineering he specialised in systems biology, where his knowledge of control systems and (electrical) networks proved highly useful. Van Riel… Continue reading

NWO Groen grants for Wageningen UR’s Bioinformatics department

Last December Wageningen UR‘s Bioinformatics department announced that NWO Groen granted two of their applications. The projects “Harnessing the soil microbiome for improved stress tolerance in crop plants” (Marnix Medema) and “Exploitation of Copy Number Variation for rapid improvement of abiotic stress tolerance in crops” (Mark Aarts, co-applicant Dick de Ridder) will receive funding.

CWI’s and VU’s Gunnar Klau works on Cancer Genomics Data at Brown University

On November 1st 2015, Gunnar Klau (DTL partners CWI and VU) started a nine month sabbatical as Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Department of Brown University in Providence, USA. At Brown, he is working with Ben Raphael and his group on algorithms to analyze combinatorial patterns in massive cancer genomics data such as produced by international consortia such as… Continue reading