New BioSB board member: Ilja Arts

During the BioSB member’s meeting at the BioSB 2019 conference the nomination of Ilja Arts as new board member was approved. She will replace Barbara Bakker, who stepped back after being member of the board from the beginning of BioSB. Ilja Arts is Professor of Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases at Maastricht University, Scientific Director…

Eva Brinkman winner of the BioSB Young Investigator Award 2019

The selection committee of the BioSB Young Investigator Award 2019 has selected this year’s award winner! The winner is: Eva Brinkman (SciLifeLab, Stockholm, Sweden). Eva joined the group of Prof. dr. Bas van Steensel at the Netherlands Cancer Institute Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in Amsterdam for a PhD study. As a spin-off of her research, the TIDE and TIDER software…

BioSB 2019: Call for Abstracts

You can now submit an abstract for one of the parallel sessions or poster/demo presentation during the BioSB 2019 conference on April 2-3 2019 in Lunteren. The main programme of the conference will feature several parallel sessions and one HotTopic session that will be filled via abstract selection. You can submit an abstract for an…

BioSB 2019: Call for breakout sessions

Following the success of last year’s BioSB 2018 breakout sessions, we are happy to announce a new call! If you have an interesting idea for a workshop or session during our annual conference, we will arrange for a room, an audience and a nice environment. All sessions will be planned on the second day of…

Communication in Life: brand new life sciences congress

Together with almost twenty researchers, all from different disciplines, NWO is organising the very first edition of Life on 28 and 29 May 2019 in Bunnik: a brand new, unique, national congress covering the Dutch Life Sciences in the widest sense of the word, from femtometer to kilometer, from cell to planet. Life is meant…

Save the date: BioSB 2019 conference!

The 5th edition of the Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology conference will be organised on April 2 and 3, 2019 at the congrescentrum De Werelt in Lunteren. The BioSB 2019 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. The conference…

Soft skill event: Efficient Supervision

On Tuesday December 4th RSG Netherlands/Young CB together with the BioSB Education committee organize a soft skill event on Efficient Supervision. The event is open for students and young researchers in bioinformatics and systems biology. Join if you would like to improve your interpersonal communication and supervisory skills! Program: Dick de Ridder (Wageningen UR): ‘How to…

Lorentz workshop Life Sciences with Industry 2018

Are you a young scientist with a background in the life sciences or a related research field and do you have a creative and inquisitive mind? Do you like to think outside-the-box? Do you want to meet new people from other disciplines, including mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering? If yes, apply now for the fifth…

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…