Workshop on Modelling human metabolism

Professor Ilja Arts (Maastricht University) and Professor Natal van Riel (TU Eindhoven, AMC) will organise a workshop ‘Modelling Human Metabolism’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. The BioSB research school and the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre are involved as co-organisers. The Netherlands has a large and strong community of researchers that are involved in mechanistic…

BioSB 2018: dense and inspiring

The 4th edition of the Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology conference took place on 15-16 May 2018 in Lunteren. With its programme packed with inspiring keynote lectures and parallel sessions, the conference attracted more than 400 researchers and students from Dutch universities, UMCs, and companies. You can now visit the conference report and photo impression.…

VIB/BioSB/DTL Transcriptomics Data Analysis Summer School

On 26-31 August 2018, BioSB, ELIXIR-NL, LUMC, ELIXIR-BE, and VIB will organise the first Belgian-Dutch Transcriptomics Summer School in Leuven, Belgium. Applications are open! This year there is not a separate BioSB RNAseq course but we have partnered up with VIB in Belgium to organise the course during a Summer School in Leuven, Belgium. The…

DTL and BioSB announce partnership

The Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Research School (BioSB) and DTL will intensify their collaboration from 2018 onwards. Dr Patrick Kemmeren of the BioSB Board: “There is substantial overlap between the stakeholders that are active in BioSB and DTL, yet the organisations have complementary scopes and activities. We have always collaborated, but we have now…

Call for BioSB Young Investigator Award 2018

The call for the BioSB Young Investigator Award 2018 is now open. Are you the next winner of the award? The winner will receive a prize of 500 Euro during the award ceremony at the BioSB 2018 conference on May 16th. He or she will also give a honorary lecture in the plenary programme. The…

Call for abstracts for BioSB 2018 conference

You can now submit an abstract for an oral presentation, a poster presentation or a demo at the BioSB 2018 conference which will be held on May 15-16, 2018 in Lunteren. The abstract submission deadline is extended to March 22 (12pm)! Submission topics of the conference are: Genomics Genetic Variants & Population Studies Personalized Medicine…

Registration open for BioSB course Optimisation techniques in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

The course Optimisation techniques in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology will be held on February 12-16, 2018 in Wageningen. Many problems in bioinformatics and systems biology require at a certain moment application of some optimisation technique. When facing optimisation problems, many researchers suffice with applying a simple algorithm in Excel, coming to the conclusion that it…

BioSB HotTopics: Single Cell Analysis

The BioSB HotTopics meeting on Single Cell Analysis took place on the 21st of September at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). This afternoon meeting was organized by the Leiden Computational Biology Center and sponsored by BioSB Research School, LUMC and 10x Genomics. The meeting was attended by approximately 80 attendees who followed four presentations…

Register for the NGS RNA-seq data analysis course

Registration is now open for the NGS RNA-seq data analysis course that will be held from 6-8 November 2017 in Leiden. The BioSB research school and partner LUMC are organizing a 3-day course on RNA-seq data analysis. This is an advanced course for people with experience in NGS. The course will consist of lectures, Galaxy…

Registration open for BioSB course Protein Structures

Registration is now open for the BioSB course Protein Structures which will be held from October 30 unitil November 3 at the Radboudumc in Nijmegen. Course description In the right hands, protein structures are a ‘power’ful tool to answer bio-molecular questions. Knowledge of the structure is a pre-requisite for rational drug design, for biotechnology, for…

Save the date: BioSB 2018 conference, May 15-16, 2018

The 4th edition of the Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology conference will be organised on May 15 & 16, 2018 at the congrescentrum De Werelt in Lunteren. The BioSB 2018 conference discusses the latest developments in bioinformatics, systems and computational biology and interrelated disciplines, and their wide-ranging applications in life sciences & health, agriculture, food & nutrition. Save the…

BioSB HotTopics meeting: Single Cell Analysis – 21 September

On September 21, 2017 a BioSB HotTopics meeting will be organized about Single Cell Analysis at the LUMC in Leiden. Registration is now online! High-throughput single-cell technologies are developing rapidly, providing new insights into development, differentiation and cellular decision making at an unprecedented resolution. Through advancements in single-cell sequencing and mass cytometry, researchers can now…

Register now: Quantitative & Predictive Modelling course

The next edition of the BioSB course Quantitative & Predictive Modelling will be held from June 26 to 30, 2017 in Wageningen. In this Quantitative and Predictive Modelling course the participants learn how to describe the dynamic behaviour of biological systems and to integrate experimental data. Concepts of modelling in terms of differential equations are…

Still some seats available for Kick start R course!

You can still register for the one-day BioSB introduction course: ‘Kick start R’ (4th edition) that is planned on May 19, 2017 at the VU University in Amsterdam. It is a one-day introduction to the possibilities of the statistical calculation environment R for those who would like to use it, or have already started using R…

BioSB 2017 conference: award winners

At the BioSB 2017 conference last week on April 4 and 5 2017 in Lunteren, two researchers have been awarded with prizes. BioSB Young Investigator Award 2017 The BioSB Young Investigator Award 2017 was awarded to Ahmed Mahfouz, LUMC. Ahmed received the award at the award ceremony held on April 4, 2017 during the first day…

BioSB HotTopics: ONT Nanopore sequencing

On April 20, 2017 we are organising the first edition of the new series of HotTopics meetings that were previously organised by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre. BioSB HotTopics: ONT Nanopore sequencing April 20, 2017, TU Delft Nanopore sequencing has been revolutionizing the sequencing arena for the last few years. The last decade, sequencing went from…