Working in a Life Sciences company? Please take the Employers skill needs questionnaire

In April this year the EU-funded Health and Life Science (HELIS) Academy was founded. In this consortium 10 public and private partners in Flanders and the Netherlands join forces to bridge the gaps between the skills and knowledge needed by organizations and their availability on the labour market. To define which specific skills gaps need to be addressed and in which format, the… Continue reading

Enthusiastic Response to the First ELIXIR-NL Galaxy Training Course in the Netherlands

An ELIXIR-NL training course entitled “Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!” was held on October 17 – 19, 2018 in Amsterdam. Participants were enthusiastic about the course contents, and particularly interested in the link of using Galaxy workflows for training and teaching. For this workshop we used the European Galaxy server via their wonderful… Continue reading

DNA Labs on the Road visited Amgen Breda

On October 11, 2018, the DNA Labs on the Road (Reizende DNA-Labs) attended the all staff meeting of Amgen Breda. The theme of the meeting was the Amgen Biotech Experience and the Amgen Scholars Program. Rebecca Lewis (ABE Program Office Director) introduced the Amgen Biotech Experience. Thereafter Melanie Rosenhart (DNA Labs on the Road coordinator Amsterdam) gave an in depth… Continue reading

Lorentz workshop Life Sciences with Industry 2018

Are you a young scientist with a background in the life sciences or a related research field and do you have a creative and inquisitive mind? Do you like to think outside-the-box? Do you want to meet new people from other disciplines, including mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering? If yes, apply now for the fifth ‘Life Sciences with Industry’ Lorentz… Continue reading

ELIXIR teams up with The Carpentries to boost its training programme

ELIXIR and The Carpentries initiative, a merged organization of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry, have agreed to extend their collaboration in organising and delivering training in ELIXIR Nodes. As part of the collaboration, The Carpentries will organise close to 20 Software and Data Carpentry training workshops across ELIXIR Nodes, and two Instructor Training workshops to train a number of specialised instructors. This… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL course: Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research. On 17-19 October 2018, ELIXIR-NL and the BioSB research school will organise a Galaxy course ‘Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!’ The course is meant for biomedical & translational medicine researchers who are keen on bioinformatics and for educators in the ‘bio domain’ who would like… Continue reading

ZonMw-funded project will professionalise the FAIR Data Steward role in the life sciences

ZonMw has announced that it will fund a project entitled ‘Towards FAIR Data Steward as a profession in the Life Sciences’. The project proposal was submitted by DTL’s Celia van Gelder and UMCG’s Salome Scholtens. Scholtens explains: “The overall aim of this project is to professionalise the data steward function within the life sciences domain. The role of data stewards… Continue reading

Toxicology data management tutorials automatically collected by European training portal TeSS

A team including Egon Willighagen from Maastricht University, Niall Beard from ELIXIR’s TeSS team, and Oana Florean from Douglas Connect (coordinator of OpenRiskNet) has used BioSchemas to create a system that automatically pulls toxicology-related training materials from the eNanoMapper project into the European training portal TeSS. TeSS is ELIXIR’s training portal. It provides trainers and trainees with training materials, events… Continue reading

HELIS Academy: improving the ‘industry readiness’ of Life Sciences & Health students

In April 2018, HELIS Academy was launched. Funded by Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland (EU), the project’s main aim is to bridge the gap between the competences required for jobs in the Life Sciences & Health sector and the existing training programmes. The project is executed by ten Dutch and Flemish partners from academia and industry, including DTL (to be more specific, the… Continue reading

ELIXIR-NL course: Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research. On 17-19 October 2018, ELIXIR-NL and the BioSB research school will organise a Galaxy course ‘Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy: see it, do it, teach it!’ The course is meant for biomedical & translational medicine researchers who are keen on bioinformatics and for educators in the ‘bio domain’ who would like… Continue reading