SIB and NBIC formalise collaboration
16 May 2010
The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their existing collaboration. With the MoU both organisations underline their intention to actively organise collaborative projects in research and education and to join forces in the international bioinformatics arena where relevant. A good example of such a collaborative effort is the high-level SIB/NBIC Summer School. With this annual event the two organisations aim to bring together teachers and students from international organisations and cover current topics in bioinformatics. The first edition of the joint SIB/NBIC Summer School will deal with “quantitative imaging and modelling of biological processes” and will take place in Amsterdam (2-6 August 2010). Other examples of collaboration between NBIC and SIB include activities on interoperability of life science information, relating to the Concept Web Alliance and joint research activities on proteomics.