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

Workshop Report: Software Reproducibility – The Nuts and Bolts

On 2 October 2018, Maria Cruz (VU), Marc Galland (UvA), Carlos Martinez (NL eScienceCenter), and Yasemin Türkyilmaz-van der Velden (TU Delft) facilitated a workshop titled “Software Reproducibility – The Nuts and Bolts”, as part of the DTLCommunities@Work 2018 event held in Utrecht, the Netherlands. An interesting report about the workshop and results and recommendations can now be found here. 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

The Netherlands joins the Million European Genomes coalition

Dutch Minister of Medical Care and Sports, Mr. Bruno Bruins, has co-signed the European Declaration about the Million European Genomes initiative on behalf of the Netherlands. Minister Bruins has informed the House of Representatives of the Netherlands about this step, as part of his letter to the Parliament on sharing healthcare information in international context (‘Zorginformatiedeling in internationale context’). The… 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

NETTAB 2018 Workshop on Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment

On 22-24 October 2018, the NETTAB 2018 Workshop ‘Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment’ will take place in Genoa, Italy. Next to the main programme, the workshop features two tutorials and an satellite hackathon event. Tutorial 1, Monday October 22, 2018, morning (09:00 – 12:30) Bioschemas, a lightway approach to enable FAIRer data resources Speakers: Leyla Jael Garcia Castro, Ricardo Arcila,… Continue reading

4th Health-RI conference: Opening doors to P4 Health

The 4th Health-RI conference will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The program will focus on the future of Health and Medicine and the required support role of science and research infrastructure as innovations around ‘big’ complex data facilitate a vitally functioning and healthy society. Scientific presentations from national and international experts will explore four themes: Prediction, Prevention, Personalization, and… 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