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).

Better, faster and earlier diagnosis with new Metabolomics Facility

On Friday 17 April Leiden Mayor Henri Lenferink has officially opened the new Metabolomics Facility of Leiden University.  The facility is the fruit of a collaboration between the BioMedical Facility of the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research and the Natural Products Laboratory of the Institute of Biology Leiden and offers researchers and companies access to a unique combination of fields… Continue reading

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

CWI joins forces with AMC and KiKa in long term effects of radiation study

DTL’s partner CWI, the Foundation Children Cancer free (Stichting Kinderen Kankervrij), the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) join forces in a new research project to survey radiation-related long-term effects more accurately than ever before. The study is based on the 3D-reconstruction of the radiation dose of former patients whose long-term effects are known. The research… Continue reading

Researchers develop neural model for working memory

DTL’s partner Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) have developed a biologically plausible neural network model for working memory. The model tries to answer the question how memory cells can learn to remember task related information. The results were published in the March edition of PLoS Computational Biology Scientists understand how neurons, the smallest… Continue reading

NWO funds research on the perception of Big Data

Professor Ronald Stolk, chair of the DTL Partner Advisory Committee, will receive half a million Euro in funding from the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) to study means to improve the perception of ‘Big Data’. Since big data is often associated with privacy issues and the fear that personal data will fall into the wrong hands, Stolk’s research will… Continue reading

Maastricht University appoints Chris Evelo professor ‘Bioinformatics for integrative systems biology’

Professor Chris Evelo will deliver his inaugural lecture ‘Puzzling with the pathways of life’ March 6, 16.30 at the Aula of Maastricht University. Everyone interested is welcome to attend the lecture. Chris Evelo, one of the founding members of DTL, will occupy an endowed chair in ‘Bioinformatics for integrative systems biology’. He is head of the Department of Bioinformatics –… Continue reading

Safe data archival: UMCU researchers can now use a shared facility

Researchers at DTL’s partner UMC Utrecht can now profit from a shared resource for safely archiving large quantities of data. The shared storage infrastructure makes it easier for researchers to satisfy all modern requirements for long term archival of digital information, without the hassle of actually dealing with the details. Bulk storage solutions increase the productivity of life science and bioinformatics… Continue reading

TNO study ADMIT first human study published via PLOS One accepted Phenotype database

DTL’s partner TNO has been involved in several multi-omics studies and is data manager of several (European) projects, such as the ADMIT study on the assessment of the dietary modulation of inflammatory tone. In this study TNO combines proteomics and metabolomics data with clinical parameters. The Phenotype database was developed for combined data analysis and data storage, and was recently… Continue reading

TNO leads European nutritional data sharing project ENPADASI

DTL’s partner TNO is coordinator of the European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment and Data Sharing Initiative (ENPADASI), a project that officially started its work programme in December 2014. The main objective of ENPADASI is to deliver an open access research infrastructure (DaShiN) that will open data of most European nutritional studies. The data will adhere to the FAIR data concept that… Continue reading