20 April 2017: ONT Nanopore sequencing Hot Topics meeting

On 20 April 2017, the BioSB research school will organise a ‘Hot Topics meeting‘ about Nanopore sequencing. The goal is to bring expert users together and promote information sharing and collaboration within the Netherlands and beyond. This meeting will be the first in a series of BioSB HotTopics meetings, which were previously organised by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre. Recently, nanopore sequencing has revolutionised the sequencing arena. In the… Continue reading

25 April 2017: Workshop Future of Metabolomics in ELIXIR

ELIXIR-NL and ELIXIR-DE are jointly organising a one-day strategic workshop on the ‘Future of Metabolomics in ELIXIR’ on 25 April 2017 at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. This is done in collaboration with the PhenoMeNal H2020 e-infrastructure project and the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre. The programme is designed to allow same-day travel in and out. The workshop will build on the outcomes of a… Continue reading

Towards a FAIR TranSMART tool

In addition to Bring Your Own Data workshops (which focus on making research data FAIR), DTL regularly organises so-called ‘FAIR data hackathons‘. These events aim to make research tools FAIR. On 16 february 2017, a FAIR data hackathon was organised for the TranSMART tool of DTL partner the Hyve, which enables  scientists to store, analyse, and browse their data. Read more.

IOS Press Celebrates 30th Anniversary

DTL partner IOS Press, publisher of scientific, technical and medical books and journals, celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. Friends and colleagues came together on the 4th of April for a mini-symposium in Amsterdam venue De Balie to commemorate this special event. The rest of the week was filled with social events and meetings with IOS Press’s collaborators. Read more.  … Continue reading

New funding opportunities Netherlands eScience Center

The Netherlands eScience Center invites you to apply for funding and support in any aspect of eScience and the utilisation of e-infrastructure to address a scientific challenge. The following new funding calls have opened: Accelerating Scientific Discovery Call (ASDI), inviting researchers in domains such as Environment & Sustainability or Life Sciences & eHealth to apply for funding. Joint eScience and… Continue reading

Creating a Bioinformatics and Data Stewardship Service Center: a report of the Focus Meeting

On 9 March 2017, DTL organised a Focus Meeting ‘Creating a Bioinformatics and Data Stewardship Service Center’. The meeting established a dialogue among the bioinformaticians that are involved in setting up or managing a bioinformatics facility at their institute. An important goal of the meeting was to ensure we do not all develop different approaches to data stewardship and do not waste… Continue reading

Watch the video about ELIXIR’s resources

ELIXIR Europe has produced a video to present some of ELIXIR’s resources and their impact. You can watch the video on YouTube. ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research. DTL hosts the Dutch node of ELIXIR.

DSM opens new biotechnology center in Delft

Today, DTL partner Royal DSM, opens a new state-of-the-art biotechnology facility at its site in Delft. This will help accelerate DSM’s biotechnology research and development capabilities for applications in food and nutrition, feed, fuel, pharma and bio-based materials. The completion of this new biotechnology center is part of a €100 million investment program by DSM to scale up R&D in… Continue reading

ELIXIR community meets in Rome: ELIXIR 2017 All Hands meeting

Last month, ELIXIR held its 3rd All Hands meeting in Rome, Italy. Hosting nearly 300 participants from ELIXIR nodes and partner organisations, the meeting presented the work of ELIXIR Platforms and Use Cases and reviewed the progress over the past 12 months. Read the report about the event, including links to slides and photos.

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