Have your intestines’ residents mapped

MyMicroZoo™ , which is a spin-off of DTL partner BaseClear, offers insight into intestinal complaints by mapping the residents of the intestines of its customers. “Flatulence, constipation and diarrhea are some of the many intestinal problems that we have to deal with. It is annoying and the cause is often unclear. MyMicroZoo™ now intends to change this by mapping the inhabitants… Continue reading

Using big bio-data to design better cell factories

The EU has granted EUR 6.3 million to the project DD-DeCaF in which DTL partner DSM participates. DD-DeCaF’s objective is to develop a computer tool that will allow biotech companies to design and engineer cell factories faster. Cell factories are genetically engineered microbes such as baker’s yeast and Escherichia coli. The tool will accelerate the production of sustainable biochemicals and healthier food. Cell… Continue reading

From 3TU.Datacentrum to 4TU.Centre for Research Data

As of 27 May, Wageningen University & Research Centre has joined the partnership between the three universities of technology in the Netherlands (3TU.Federation). From now, it will be known as 4TU, and the cooperation on education and research will be extended further. The four universities are DTL partners as well. 3TU.Datacentrum is taking part in the name change and will… Continue reading

Philips and SURFsara team up

On 30 May 2016 Royal Philips and DTL partner SURFsara announced a new collaboration with the aim to connect the Philips HealthSuite cloud platform to the SURFsara National Research Infrastructure to provide new cloud-based research services. Improve treatments The services will specifically support research into precision medicine and population health. An example are new targeted therapies for colon, prostate or… Continue reading

VIDI award for Morris Swertz

Dr Morris Swertz from DTL partner UMC Groningen has been awarded an NWO-VIDI grant to develop scalable big data methods for personalised genome diagnostics. Swertz is head of the Genomics Coordination Centre, which is a major data coordination hub in the Netherlands. He is also a member of the DTL scientific team. New sequencing techniques can identify all the DNA variations in… Continue reading

How to create a good research data management plan – Webinar on 23 June

On Thursday 23 June, DTL and Elsevier will jointly organise the webinar ‘How to create a good research data management plan’. The webinar will address the following topics: What is a data management plan? When do you need a data management plan? Why is research data management important? What are the FAIR principles? Dr Rob Hooft, Technical coordinator of ELIXIR-NL, will answer these questions… Continue reading

Help scientists improve metabolomics research: take the PhenoMeNal survey

The EU-funded project PhenoMeNal has created a survey to gain insight in the infrastructure needs of metabolomics researchers. The survey is intended for all participants in data-intensive metabolomics research. It should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. The PhenoMeNal project aims to develop an open-source e-infrastructure for metabolomics research. DTL partner Leiden University is one of PhenoMeNal’s 13 international partners.… Continue reading

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