Affiliated organisations

This area of the website shows relevant collaborations of the founding partners of BioSB, NBIC and NCSB/SB@NL.

Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL)

DTL_short-fullNBIC is founding partner of the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL). DTL is a collaborative public-private initiative to provide high-end and pioneer technology to enable ground-breaking research in molecular biosciences.

As founding partner NBIC management is closely involved in the establishment of the organisation DTL. Members of NBIC Faculty, and especially the BioAssist Engineering Team, are participating in the major project of DTL about Data Integration and Stewardship: DISC.

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LOBIN Network – The Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS; in Dutch HBO: higher vocational training) that have a Bachelor of Applied Science programme in bioinformatics are organized in LOBIN (Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen, Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Hogeschool Leiden). Several other UASs that have a substantial bioinformatics part in their life sciences or biomedical programmes are also involved in LOBIN activities.

LOBIN Activities – LOBIN activities include exchange of curriculum information, collaborative PR-efforts to increase interest in bioinformatics amongst students and organisation of teacher trainings – in 2008 on Workflow management and Grid, in 2011 about Next Generation Sequencing and in 2013 about HBO & Research.


Young Computational Biologists Netherlands

The Young Computational Biologists Netherlands is a student organisation of (PhD-) students and young researchers and professionals in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology in the Netherlands.

The organisation aims to initiate and stimulate scientific discussion as well as collaboration between young scientists by creating a scientific and social network for computational biologist. This is being achieved by organizing activities such as BioCafés, company visits and an annual PhD retreat.

RSG_logoThe Young Computational Biologists Netherlands is the official Regional Student Group (RSG) Netherlands of the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB). The organisation also collaborates closely with the Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Research School (BioSB) and the ISCB Student Council.

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The BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) is a group of Dutch companies that use bioinformatics expertise and tools in research and product development.

  • BIUP members have a common interest in:
  • informal discussions between industrial parties that use bioinformatics tools for research and product development
  • an infrastructure for joined bioinformatics research (e.g. safe data repository)
  • stimulating relevant bioinformatics research
  • shaping the competences of the bioinformaticians of the future

The BIUP organises Industry meetings at the yearly organised Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference.