Workshop “Galaxy and Cloud solutions”

DTL and the Virtual Lab of Plant Breeding (VLPB) consortium successfully co-organised the workshop “Galaxy and Cloud Solutions”. The rationale of organising this workshop is that many companies are facing a tsunami of big data sets and organize themselves in consortia, such as VLPB and Breed4Food, to develop bioinformatics solutions to analyze this data.The aim of this one-day course was… Continue reading

Netherlands joins international ELIXIR consortium on biological data

Utrecht, 3 February 2014 On the 28th of January 2014, the Dutch State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, Sander Dekker, has ratified the international ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA). This makes The Netherlands the seventh country – and eighth formal member of the ELIXIR research infrastructure with the tagline ‘Data for Life’.  Data for Life As the tagline suggests, the… Continue reading

Jointly designing a Data FAIRPORT

On the 13th to 16th of January 2014 the Dutch ELIXIR Node, in cooperation with the Netherlands eScience Center and the Lorentz Center, organized an ‘unconference’ titled:  ‘Jointly designing a Data FAIRPORT’. During these four days key aspects of a global infrastructure for effective data publishing, discovery, sharing and re-use for eScience experimentation were discussed. The workshop brought together 25… Continue reading

ELIXIR launched as a legal entity

On 18 December 2013, ELIXIR enters its permanent phase as Estonia becomes the fifth country to ratify the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement. This marks the formal launch of the infrastructure for biological data in Europe, supporting life science research and its translation to medicine, the bioindustries and society. ELIXIR today becomes an independent legal entity as Estonia joins the United Kingdom,… Continue reading

Systematic integrative genomics, transcriptomics and ultra-deep proteomics analysis reveals novel insight in disease biology

Experts in proteomics from Utrecht University and next-generation DNA sequencing from the Hubrecht Institute/UMC Utrecht collaborated in a study to systematically determine the consequences of genetic variation on the transcriptome and proteome. The researchers applied ultra-deep quantitative proteomics, whole genome sequencing and RNA-seq to liver tissues from different inbred rat strains. One of these inbred rats, the spontaneously hypertensive rat… Continue reading

The next generation of life sciences starts in the Netherlands

On the 23d of October 2013 DTL organised a workshop on Next Generation Life Science (NGLS) at the ‘In de Driehoek’ conference centre in Utrecht. Over 70 people representing research groups from various life science sectors participated in a lively meeting, with interesting lectures and break-out discussion sessions.  Lectures were given by Alain van Gool (RU), Robert Hall (WUR), Bas… Continue reading

NBIC: First official meeting GOBLET

November 6th was the first official AGM (Annual General Meeting) of the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training (GOBLET). Following a nomination process that started in September and a voting process throughout October, the first point on the agenda was to announce the results of the committee elections. From the Netherlands Celia van Gelder (Radboud umc, NBIC) has… Continue reading

Summary NGLS workshop

On the 23d of October 2013 DTL organised a workshop on Next Generation Life Science (NGLS) at the ‘In de Driehoek’ conference centre in Utrecht (see programme). Over 70 people representing research groups from various life science sectors participated in a lively meeting, with interesting lectures and break-out discussion sessions.  Lectures were given by Alain van Gool (RU), Robert Hall… Continue reading

Summary NGLS workshop

On the 23d of October 2013 DTL organised a workshop on Next Generation Life Science (NGLS) at the ‘In de Driehoek’ conference centre in Utrecht (see programme). Over 70 people representing research groups from various life science sectors participated in a lively meeting, with interesting lectures and break-out discussion sessions. Lectures were given by Alain van Gool (RU), Robert Hall… Continue reading