Celebrate BBMRI-NL’s fifth anniversary at Connecting Biobanks 2014

On Friday 28 November, BBMRI-NL will celebrate its 5th anniversary in the Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden. Five years in which much has happened: BBMRI-NL has funded 94 Complementation projects, 12 Rainbow projects, and 3 ELSI-projects; set up a biobank catalogue; struck up close collaborations with PSI and LifeLines; and hosted three editions of Connecting Biobanks and…

New call on ‘Innovative Systems Toxicology for Alternatives to Animal Testing’ (InnoSysTox)

ZonMw, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Projektträger Jülich together are launching a new call on ‘Innovative Systems Toxicology for Alternatives to Animal Testing’, in short InnoSysTox. In the Netherlands this joint call is part of the ZonMw More Knowledge with Fewer Animals programme (MKMD). Aim of the joint call: Development of innovative…

Looking back at the RNAseq Advanced Data Analysis course

The 4th edition of the RNAseq advanced data analysis course was hosted by LUMC’s Pathology department, from July 7-9, 2014. Thirty participants from the Netherlands and abroad were submerged for three days in the theory and practice of RNAseq data analysis. For some more biology-oriented participants, it was the first experience with command line scripting.…

Opening seminar Maastricht Center for Systems Biology (MACSBio)

On September 26, 2014 the opening of the Maastricht Center for Systems Biology (MACSBio) will be celebrated with an opening seminar Systems Biology. Two new major research programmes will be featured in the seminar programme: SYSTOPP: SYStems biology approach TOwards targeted Personalized Prevention of chronic diseases in the ‘obese system’, led by Prof. Ilja Arts, and dr. Theo…

Multi-scale Modeling of Biomolecular Systems

28 November 2014 – 11:00 – 18:00, Amsterdam. On Friday 28 November 2014 the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling (ACMM) and the Netherlands Society for Biomolecular Modeling (NSBM) organize a joint meeting to bridge multiple levels of modeling, from structural bioinformatics to biomolecular simulation at various scales. Scope: The meeting will focus on multi-scale and multi-level…

The Dual Benefit of Bioinformatics Training

7 September 2014, Strasbourg, France. As a satellite event of the ECCB’14, a workshop is organized with the title: “The Dual Benefit of Bioinformatics Training – Empowering Life Scientists and freeing more time for your research” The workshop will be a forum to hear from the bioinformaticians themselves about their experiences and perspectives in “helping” life scientists in…

Still some seats left for RNAseq course!

On July 7-9 2014 the 4th edition of the Advanced NGS course: RNA-seq data analysis is organised in Leiden. There are still some seats left for this course! This 3-day course is an advanced course for people with experience in NGS. The course will consist of seminars and hands-on command line, Galaxy and R practicals and…

Wageningen Systems Biology Symposium on 2014 June 24

Systems Biology for Food, Feed and Health – From Gene to Ecosystem This one-day, broad-scope symposium of the Wageningen Centre for Systems Biology (WCSB) will be held on 2014 June 24. Several high level speakers will give keynotes, such as Pauline Hogeweg, a godmother of the Dutch SB field, Wim van der Putten (NIOO), addressing…

NBIC2014: Bioinformatics meets Systems Biology

Bioinformatics meets systems biology More than 300 academic and industrial researchers in bioinformatics and systems biology, programmers and students created a lively atmosphere during the NBIC2014 conference on April 8 & 9, 2014.  The conference was preceded by the RSG retreat for young bioinformaticians. During the ‘Birds of a Feather’ sessions several interesting discussions were…

BioSB Education Programme

The education programme is one of the essential ingredients of the BioSB research school. We are now in the process of shaping its education programme by moulding the bioinformatics and systems biology course portfolios together into one comprehensive programme. Systems Biology Course Portfolio The systems biology part of the BioSB programme is under construction. Currently,…

Systems Biology Symposium 2014 (SB@NL2014)

Systems biologist from the Benelux and Germany flock together in Maastricht on December 15-16, 2014. After last year’s excellent SB@NL symposium, which served as a ‘kick-out’ to NCSB, we are happy to announce that SB@NL will continue this successful symposium series, which annual editions since 2009. The SB@NL2014 symposium will be held in/around Maastricht on 2014…

Inaugural lecture Jelle Goeman, professor in biostatistics

On June 20, 2014 Prof. dr. Jelle Goeman will have his inaugural lecture as Professor in Biostatistics at the Radboud University Nijmegen, Faculty of Medical Sciences. His lecture will be about ‘Toevalstreffers’. In his research programme Jelle Goeman aims to develop novel statistical methodology that is theoretically profound, but always motivated by practical data analysis problems.…

International Study Group for Systems Biology meeting 2014

Following an exhilarating study group meeting in 2012 on the island of Ameland (NL), the next edition will be organised at the University of Durham (UK) under the title ‘From Cell to Organism’. This meeting is especially attractive for junior systems biologists. Dates:       2014 September 02-05 Venue:      Durham University, UK…

Infrastructure for Systems Biology – Europe (ISBE)

An infrastructure for systems biology is in the making. As part of that process, the Dutch community has been consulted in a roadshow on May 23. ISBE was initiated as one of the ESFRI roadmap activities. In 2012 it entered its Preparatory Phase and expects to become fully operational in 2018. ISBE aims to be…

Three NBIC/BioSB courses open for registration: Comparative Genomics, Algorithms for Biological Networks and RNAseq

Registration is now open for the following three courses: Comparative Genomics: from evolution to function (2nd edition), June 2-6, Amsterdam Comparative genomics between species and between types of data facilitates the understanding of what these data really reflect about the underlying processes. Comparative genomics therewith relies on a solid understanding of basic elements of Bioinformatics like…

Photo impression NBIC2014

The Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference 2014 (NBIC2014) was again a great success. During the conference Bas van Breukelen made a nice photo report about the conference which can now be visited here. Photo gallery NBIC2014 A full report about the conference will follow soon.  

Successful 2nd edition of the Metagenomics Applications and Data Analysis Course

In spring 2014, the “Metagenomic Approaches and Data Analysis” course provided over thirty students from academia and industry with three days of hands-on experience using bioinformatic tools to analyze metagenomic data. The workshops included taxonomic and functional annotations of metagenomic samples, metagenome assembly, and microbial network inference. 2014 was the second year the “Metagenomic Approaches…

Systems biology session @NBIC2014

As the Bioinformatics and Sytems Biology communities of the Netherlands have joined forces in the new Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Research school (BioSB), there will be a special parallel Systems Biology session at the Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference 2014 (NBIC2014). This session will take place on the first day of the conference, 8 April 2014, to…