Metabolomics Implementation Network launched as key element of European Open Science Cloud

On 10 March 2017, Professor Karel Luyben (TU Delft) welcomed the ‘Metabolomics GO FAIR Implementation Network’ as community initiative to start the European Open Science Cloud. The network aims to implement the FAIR data principles in the field of metabolomics in Europe. This will help scientists to exchange research data and workflows and to combine metabolomics data with other phenotypic… Continue reading

15 March: Compute Resources for Life Science Research Interest Group meeting

On 15 March 2017, the DTL/SURF Interest Group ‘Compute Resources for Life Science Research‘ will meet at SURF in Utrecht. Topic of the meeting will be ‘Reproducible pipelines – integration with software stack.’ You can register now. In the DTL/SURF Interest Group ‘Compute Resources for Life Science Research’ (CRLS), we share lessons learned and best practices, and discuss requirements, use cases… Continue reading

What are the global bioinformatics training needs?

GOBLET (the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training) has run surveys to determine the need for bioinformatics training worldwide. They recently published the results of this study. In the last decade, life-science research has become increasingly data-intensive and computational. Nevertheless, basic bioinformatics and data stewardship are still only rarely taught in life-science degree programmes, creating a widening skills gap that… Continue reading

Honory Doctorate Peer Bork

The Utrecht Bioinformatics Center has announced that Professor Peer Bork will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate on the occasion of Utrecht University’s Dies Natalis. You are invited to join the Dies Natalis ceremony on 27 March 2017 as well as the seminar by Peer Bork on 28 March 2017.  Peer Bork is a pioneering bioinformatics researcher. He has developed widely used bioinformatic… Continue reading

DTL presented at Annual Biomarkers Congress

On the 21-22 February, the 12th Annual Biomarkers Congress took place in Manchester. Alain van Gool, Professor Personalized Healthcare at Radboud UMC and Scientific Lead of DTL Technologies, presented several technological infrastructures at the conference, including DTL and Health-RI. You can download his slides here.

Open science in Ireland

In January 2017, the DTL FAIR Data team delivered a FAIR data workshop at the Irish Health Research Board (HRB) in Dublin. “As one of the major research funders in Ireland, we value research data as an important output of scientific research. But we do not have deep knowledge about data stewardship. We learned that the Dutch team has conducted a lot… Continue reading

Looking back on the first ELIXIR Galaxy Developer Workshop

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research. On 16-19 January 2017, the first European Galaxy Developer Workshop took place in Strasbourg. ELIXIR-NL and the Dutch Galaxy Working Group were actively involved in the workshop’s organisation. Galaxy Training, in both the Dutch and European context, is one of the key focus areas of DTL’s training and education activities. The objectives for the workshop… Continue reading

Inspiring BIUP company visit

On 27 January 2017, the BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) organised a company visit to Genetwister in Wageningen. More than 20 participants from almost as many different 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. The BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) is a DTL Interest Group consisting of… Continue reading

7 April: national DNA lab day

The ‘Reizende DNAlabs’ (DNA labs on the road) have received funding from the Amgen Biotech Experience Programme. This will allow the mobile practical to visit Dutch high schools in the period January – June 2017. In addition, they can organise the fifth edition of the national DNA lab day for Dutch high school teachers. This event will take place on… Continue reading
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