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

AT Computing offers ‘Python for scientists’ courses

Over the years DTL partner AT computing noticed that the need for Python courses increased rapidly, particularly coming from scientists in a broad variety of domains; astronomy, geophysics, maritime technology, hydrology, biotechnology.  Their usual basic and advanced Python training didn’t cover all the needs of specific domains. On top of that, each domain appeared to have its own special applications and preferences in Python libraries. Therefore AT computing adapted their Python… Continue reading

DTL attractive for SME industry partners

The DTL partnership continues to grow rapidly, as more and more organisations realise they share similar challenges in employing high-end technologies and dealing with their life science research data. While the majority of Dutch academic parties have meanwhile joined the DTL network, DTL now also starts to attract life science and technology SME’s. In the last couple of months, six… Continue reading

GENALICE announces affordable large-scale DNA variation studies for every NGS researcher

Last week DTL Partner GENALICE announced the global launch date of Population Calling, a new analysis module and part of their GENALICE MAP Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Data Analysis Suite. In a LIVE webinar event scheduled on October 8, the company will reveal the unique capabilities to improve individual patient results and discover disease specific DNA changes at significantly reduced cost… Continue reading

UU’s Berend Snel will deliver inaugural lecture, preceded by symposium

On October 9 2015, Berend Snel of Utrecht University will deliver his inaugural lecture as professor Bioinformatics at Utrecht University. On the occasion of the inauguration, a symposium is organised with the title “Hidden stories in DNA: how bioinformatics tracks evolution and function”. There is no entrance fee for this symposium. Please register by sending an email to Jolien van Hooff (j.j.e.vanhooff@uu.nl).… Continue reading

Genalice Map selected by KeyGene as primary NGS data analysis tool

On July 16th 2015, GenomeWeb published an article about Map, a read alignment & variant calling tool of DTL’s Partner Genalice. KeyGene selected this tool as the primary next-generation sequencing data-processing technology. Map was originally used as a tool for human genomic research, so it wasn’t entirely sure how well it would perform in plant genomics. Jos Lunenberg, Chief Business… Continue reading

Cisca Wijmenga wins prestigious Spinoza prize

Last Friday it was announced that DTL’s Scientific Advisory Committee member Cisca Wijmenga will receive the NWO Spinoza Prize 2015, the highest award in the Netherlands science arena. She is one of four laureates, who will each receive €2.5 million to spend on scientific research. Wijmenga, Professor of Human Genetics at DTL Partners University of Groningen and University Medical Center… Continue reading