Bioinformatics Industrial User Platform

Latest event: BIUP Company visit Genetwister on 27 January 2017

Thanks to Genetwister for hosting the January 2017 BIUP event!

20+ participants from diverse companies involved in bioinformatics shared  ideas on cloud computing (Bluebee), DTL (Inge Schats) and bioinformatics for plant breeding (Genetwister). And of course some time was reserved for networking.

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About the BIUP Interest group
The BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) is a group of Dutch companies that use bioinformatics expertise and tools in research and product development. It aims at being an open platform for knowledge exchange and informal discussions.

BIUP members have a common interest in:

  • informal discussions between industrial parties that use bioinformatics tools for research and product development
  • an infrastructure for joined bioinformatics research (e.g. safe data repository)
  • stimulating relevant bioinformatics research
  • shaping the competences of the bioinformaticians of the future

Join the BIUP
The BIUP is open to anyone with an interest in bioinformatics in an industrial/company setting. To join the BIUP and receive regular updates about our activities, you can send an email to:

Contact persons

  • Antoine Janssen – Keygene
  • Emiel Ver Loren van Themaat – DSM
  • Walter Pirovano – BaseClear

You can contact them via

BIUP organises several activities during the year:

  • Company visits
  • Industry meeting at the annual BioSB conference
  • Networking events

Past events

Companies involved in BIUP activities:

  • Enpicon
  • Enza Zaden
  • Genmab
  • Microbial Bioinformatics
  • Data Computing
  • Epiexpressions
  • Corbion
  • Bluebee
  • Bayer Crop Science
  • DDL Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Abbott Nederland
  • Arthrogen
  • BaseClear
  • CLC Bio
  • Convey Computer
  • CrossLinks BV
  • DSM
  • FrieslandCampina
  • Genalice BV
  • Genetwister Technologies BV
  • GenDx
  • The Hyve
  • KeyGene NV
  • Monsanto
  • MSD
  • NIZO food research
  • Open Analytics
  • Pepscan Therapeutics
  • Philips Research
  • R Consultancy
  • Rijk Zwaan Breeding BV
  • S[&]T Experts Pool
  • XomicX