A few more steps have been taken to set up the NBIC Research PhD School for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, which should become the national environment for the scientific development and education of integrative bioinformatics and computational (systems) biology. Preparations are underway to have two universities formally underpin the NBIC Research School, and we are discussing appropriate representation in the various committees that will oversee parts of its activities.
One of the prime activities for fostering the Bioinformatics/Systems Biology community is the NBIC 2014 conference, and we are happy that the Reinders group at TU Delft has volunteered to spearhead its organisation. In the preceding years the Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference has proven to be a successful meeting and developed into the place where the Dutch bioinformatics and computational biology community meets.
Next year’s conference, the NBIC2014, will be organised on April 8 and 9, 2014 in De Werelt in Lunteren. Mark your agenda!