NBIC Events http://www.nbic.nl/ In the list below you'll find all NBIC events that have occurred in the past year and events that are planned for the comming year. en TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:47:00 +0100 RSG BioCafe: "How to get a Nature cover?" http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-how-to-get-a-nature-cover/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-how-to-get-a-nature-cover/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100 - Illustrations in scientific publications tremendously help in clarifying complex biological systems. Think about nature covers, textbooks and 3D... RogierTrompertis an artist specialized in Scientific Illustration.Tromperthas worked for several scientist, pharmaceutical companies and publishers combining his artistic skills with (3D) MRI and CT imaging techniques to make the perfect illustration. In this BioCafé there will also be a Tips ’n Tricks session by a professional publisher on how to pimp your thesis. Registration for this event is required, so please send an e-mail to: rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org with your name, institute and whether you want come and eat dinner after the BioCafe.]]> BE Live IT 2009 conference http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/be-live-it-2009-conference/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/be-live-it-2009-conference/ Mon, 12 Oct 2009 17:10:00 +0200 20 Oct 2009 21 Oct 2009 - The BE Live IT conference 2009 is a unique pan-European conference in order to exchange valuable experiences and gain innovative ideas and views on...  
The two previous editions brought together from all over Europe numerous high level researchers, managers and bioinformaticians from the pharma, red, green, white biotechs, agro/agri-food, chemical and cosmetics industries. Registration: The attendance registration fee is set at Euro 350. Early birds registration will guarantee a free 3 star hotel room during the event . The Early birds registration period will end on 15 September 2009. Information: For further information (attendance, sponsorship, exhibition booths, etc.) and on-line registration do visit the conference website www.beliveit.org. ]]>
Life Sciences Momentum 2009 - Empowering the future http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/life-sciences-momentum-2009/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/life-sciences-momentum-2009/ Tue, 20 Oct 2009 23:20:00 +0200 20 Oct 2009 - Life Sciences Momentum 2009 will offer insight into the latest developments in science and technology, the state of affairs within Dutch academia and... www.momentum2009.org]]> Schrodinger seminar: The application of Recent Advances in Biomolecular Modeling to Drug Discovery Problems http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/schroedinger-seminar-the-application-of-recent-advances-in-biomolecular-modeling-to-drug-discovery/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/schroedinger-seminar-the-application-of-recent-advances-in-biomolecular-modeling-to-drug-discovery/ Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:39:00 +0200 21 Oct 2009 - The seminar is jointly organized by Dr. Martine Prevost, Structure and Function of Membrane Biology Laboratory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles,...
  • A morning session with presentation of case studies highlighting the use of key techniques such as loop refinement, protein flexibility in ligand docking via Induced Fit Docking, detection of multiple binding modes in ligand-based design, QM/MM methods and the exposure of the XP scoring function to identify key protein/ligand interactions for lead optimization.
  • The afternoon session will provide an opportunity for introductory demo on the use of Schrödinger software and for direct interaction with Schrödinger application scientists.
  • Registration
    Participation is free of charge, but seats are limited. Please register by contacting: Katia Dekimeche
    Senior Account Manager, Academia and Government
    Schrödinger
    katia.dekimeche@removethis.schrodinger.de]]>
    RSG BioCafe 'Visualize your science!' http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-visualize-your-science/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-visualize-your-science/ Fri, 23 Oct 2009 17:54:00 +0200 23 Oct 2009 - The last two years the Regional Student Group has been organizing BioCafe's. These events are a nice opportunity to hear more from other research... rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org with your name, institute and whether you want come and eat dinner after the BioCafe. If you want to show your work, you can also send in 1 ppt-slide containing the image and your name. Where: Poort van Kleef, (second floor of Café Carré), Mariaplaats 7, Utrecht]]> International EMBnet-RIBio Conference 2009 http://www.nbic.nl/research/nbic-researchers/press/detail/article/international-embnet-ribio-conference-2009/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/nbic-researchers/press/detail/article/international-embnet-ribio-conference-2009/ Mon, 26 Oct 2009 15:38:00 +0100 26 Oct 2009 29 Oct 2009 - The main topic of the conference will be: High Throughput Technologies, the Interface of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology and Open Software for...  
    The International EMBnet-RIBio Conference 2009 will be jointly organized by the European Molecular Biology network (EMBnet) and the Red Iberoamericana de Bioinformática (RIBio). This will be the first time the EMBnet's Annual General Meeting will take place outside of Europe, bringing together bioinformaticians from all over the world, together with the Iberoamerican Annual General Meeting, and representatives of other major Bioinformatics societies in the World.  The conference is open to submissions. Besides the main topic submissions will be accepted in all areas of bioinformatics (such as genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, data and text-mining, ontologies, education and e-learning tools available in Bioinformatics). There is funding available for ISCB affiliated students to attend the meeting provided they submit an abstract to the conference. More information can be found in the abstract guidlines on the website mentioned below.]]>
    Workshop Basic data analysis on gene expression arrays (BAGE) http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/workshop-basic-data-analysis-on-gene-expression-arrays-bage/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/workshop-basic-data-analysis-on-gene-expression-arrays-bage/ Mon, 26 Oct 2009 15:03:00 +0100 26 Oct 2009 27 Oct 2009 - Upcoming 26-27 October the Research School Molecular Medicine organizes again the Workshop on Basic data analysis on gene expression arrays at the... www.molmed.nl.]]> Tutorial on Computational Systems Biology http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/tutorial-on-computational-systems-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/tutorial-on-computational-systems-biology/ Mon, 02 Nov 2009 15:02:00 +0100 02 Nov 2009 - This tutorial is organised in conjunction with Formal Methods 2009. This one-day tutorial provides an introduction to computational systems... Formal Methods 2009. This one-day tutorial provides an introduction to computational systems biology, starting with a crash course on molecular biology for computer scientist and continuing with discrete, continuous and stochastic modeling techniques, as well as formal methods-based approaches. A demonstration is included on Copasi (Complex Pathway Simulator), a useful tool for modeling and simulating sysbio projects. The well known heat shock response, that the lecturers and their research groups have been working on already for some years, will serve as a running example connecting the various topics. Lecturers: Ion Petre and Ralph-Johan Back, Abo Akademi University, Finland Registration deadline: October 16, 2009 ]]> Second International Workshop on Computational Models for Cell Processes http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/second-international-workshop-on-computational-models-for-cell-processes/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/second-international-workshop-on-computational-models-for-cell-processes/ Tue, 03 Nov 2009 15:20:00 +0100 03 Nov 2009 - This workshop is organised in conjunction with Formal Methods 2009. Computational systems biology is an exciting new application area for... Formal  Methods 2009. Computational systems biology is an exciting new application area for applied mathematics and computer science. This workshop of the 16th International Symposium on Formal Methods fosters an excellent platform gathering researchers in formal methods and related fields that are interested in the wealth of opportunities and challenges in systems biology. Invited speakers:
    • Jasmin Fisher (Microsoft Research Cambridge)
    • Hidde de Jong (INRIA Grenoble - Rhone-Alpes)
    • Grzegorz Rozenberg (University of Leiden)
    Registration deadline: October 19, 2009]]>
    Dynamics of Patterns Day http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/dynamics-of-patterns-day/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/dynamics-of-patterns-day/ Wed, 04 Nov 2009 14:23:00 +0100 04 Nov 2009 - The DoP Days offer a Dutch discussion forum for current issues in nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation. The CWI will plan 2 to 3 half-day... http://www.knaw.nl/contact/contact_eng.html.]]> Next Generation Sequencing Congress http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/next-generation-sequencing-congress/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/next-generation-sequencing-congress/ Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:56:00 +0100 16 Nov 2009 17 Nov 2009 - This 2-day conference provides an overview of the current options of next-generation sequencing platforms, technologies, applications and the newest... qPCR Congress, and is organised by Oxford Global Conferences. 
     
    Next-generation sequencing technologies are revolutionizing biology by allowing for genome-wide transcription factor binding-site profiling, transcriptome sequencing, and more recently, whole-genome resequencing. These technologies will provide a genome-wide sequence readout as an endpoint to applications ranging from chromatin immunoprecipitation, mutation mapping and polymorphism discovery to noncoding RNA discovery. The event will attract over 120 senior-level decision makers working in bioinformatics & data management, next generation sequencing, discovery, RNA profiling, molecular genomics, and clinical & diagnostics development from the UK, Europe and US. This prestigious event provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to learn more about key solutions being provided to their industry, network with their peers, and address key industry concerns through a series of cutting edge conference presentations in a professional yet relaxed environment. Over two days, the two events will attract over 120 senior-level decision makers working in discovery, gene expression, molecular biology, clinical development and data management from the Europe's leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, academic and research institutions. In keeping with Oxford Global's highly successful life sciences series, an expert panel of 45 speakers will present a full conference programme covering the following topics: NGS in High Throughput Sequencing Platforms, Applying NGS to Genomic and Genetic Research and Data Analysis/Strategies/Management. There will be a series of partnering sessions, where it will be possible to meet with a select number of vendor companies. There are also a number of social, networking activities at which it will be possible to forge new and strengthen existing relationships with other delegates.  ]]>
    FGCN Launch Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/fgcn-launch-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/fgcn-launch-symposium/ Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0100 19 Nov 2009 - Introducing the Forensic Genomics Consortium: Research that cracks crime www.forensicgenomics.nl. The way crime is solved is about to change. This is your chance to be there when it does.]]> SWAT4LS Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/swat4ls-semantic-web-applications-and-tools-for-life-sciences/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/swat4ls-semantic-web-applications-and-tools-for-life-sciences/ Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:59:00 +0100 20 Nov 2009 - This workshop will provide a venue to present and discuss benefits and limits of the adoption of technologies and tools provided by the Semantic Web...  
    The adoption of semantic enabled applications and collaborative social environments is ever more common in the Life Sciences. The Semantic Web provides a set of technologies and standards that are key to support semantic markup, ontology development, distributed information resources and collaborative social environments. Altogether the adoption of the Semantic Web in the Life Sciences had potential impact on the future of publishing, biological research and medicine. The programme for the 2009 edition of SWAT4LS in in definition. The workshop will range over one full day (from 9.00am to 6.30pm), and will be followed by a social dinner. The scientific programme will include:
    • invited lectures
    • oral communications on applications, tools and use cases, selected from submissions 
    • poster/demo session
    • a panel discussion on perspectives of the Semantic Web in life sciences
    The keynote speakers of the 2009 edition of SWAT4LS will be:
    • Barend Mons, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam and Leiden University Medical Center
    • Michael Schroeder, Biotechnology Center TU Dresden 
    • Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons 
    For more information and registration visit the website: http://swat4ls.org/2009/]]>
    Open Source in Biology: exception or alternative to intellectual property? http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/open-source-in-biology-exception-or-alternative-to-intellectual-property/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/open-source-in-biology-exception-or-alternative-to-intellectual-property/ Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0100 20 Nov 2009 - 'The potential and pitfalls of open source as an alternative to the ownership of seeds, genetic materials and genetic information.' Introduction
    Intellectual property rights have been introduced and strengthened in the last decades, including those on source code and genetic code. An important difference between informatics and biology is, however, that shortly after the introduction of intellectual property rights, an alternative became available in informatics. The open source movement has demonstrated since the early eighties that innovation in informatics is possible on the basis of the sharing and the improvement of the source code of software programs and operating systems. A comparable development occurs in biology as a consequence of the tensions between intellectual property and changing conceptions in research about genes, genomes, proteomes, cells and so forth. Increasingly this involves digital information that needs to be shared and modelled in distributed networks. It is in this context that open source appears as an alternative to intellectual property: it is among several exceptions to intellectual property that become necessary when genetic information and genetic modification are involved. The aim of this seminar is to open for discussion about a different kind of interpretation of open source in biology. Could open source in biology also be about a more desirable alternative? – could it be a counterbalance to the further increase in private control and public regulation of genetic resources that are the crucial for sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation? The speakers are:
    • Prof dr. Guido Ruivenkamp (Athena Institute, Vrije Universiteit & CTC, Wageningen University)
    • Prof dr. Jack Kloppenburg (Department of community and environmental sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    • Dr. Jan Velterop (Concept Web Alliance, Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre)
    • Prof dr. ir. Steve Hughes (Egenis, University of Exeter)
    • Dr. Jane Calvert (Innogin, University of Edinburgh)
    Programme and more information about registration can be found in the pdf-file below.]]>
    Workshop NDNS+: Statistics and the Life Sciences http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/workshop-ndns-statistics-and-the-life-scienceshigh-dimensional-inference-and-complex-data/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/workshop-ndns-statistics-and-the-life-scienceshigh-dimensional-inference-and-complex-data/ Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:32:00 +0100 23 Nov 2009 25 Nov 2009 - High-dimensional inference and complex data "On science and professional practice: Where education and knowledge meet" http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/on-science-and-professional-practice-where-education-and-knowledge-meet/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/on-science-and-professional-practice-where-education-and-knowledge-meet/ Thu, 10 Dec 2009 08:59:00 +0100 10 Dec 2009 - In the Netherlands, Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS, in Dutch 'HBO') play an important role in translating new scientific knowledge to its... is available here.  ]]> RSG BioCafé at the evening before BBC http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-at-the-evening-before-bbc/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-at-the-evening-before-bbc/ Sun, 13 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0100 13 Dec 2009 - Benelux Bioinformatics Conference 2009 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/benelux-bioinformatics-conference-2009/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/benelux-bioinformatics-conference-2009/ Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:06:00 +0100 14 Dec 2009 15 Dec 2009 - The Benelux Bioinformatics Conference is a two-day international conference on bioinformatics. Computational methods and mathematical models are...
  • Extended keynote presentations on recent breakthroughs in bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • Short presentations contributed by the participants and detailing recent advances
  • Extensive poster sessions for informal discussions and networking
  • Participants are invited to submit their poster abstracts by October 19, 2009. The short contributions will be selected from the poster abstracts by the scientific committee.  ]]>
    CFP Statistical Methods for Post-Genomic Data Workshop http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/cfp-statistical-methods-for-post-genomic-data-workshop/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/cfp-statistical-methods-for-post-genomic-data-workshop/ Mon, 21 Dec 2009 12:58:00 +0100 14 Jan 2010 15 Jan 2010 - The 2010 edition of Statistical Methods for Post-Genomic Data workshop, SMPGD’10, will be held the 14th and 15th of January in Luminy, Marseille.This...
    This edition will welcome three invited speakers, three invited sessions and one contributed session. Among others, the following topics will be discussed:
    • Epigenetics (ChIP)
    • Networks Analysis
    • Comparative Genomics
    • Feature Selection and Statistical Learning
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    IBIVU Symposium: Comparing building blocks of life http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/ibivu-symposium-comparing-building-blocks-of-life/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/ibivu-symposium-comparing-building-blocks-of-life/ Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:50:00 +0100 15 Jan 2010 - On the occasion of Walter Pirovano defending his thesis "Comparing building blocks of life - Sequence alignment and evaluation of predicted... Advances in Genomics 2010 http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/advances-in-genomics-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/advances-in-genomics-2010/ Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0100 28 Jan 2010 29 Jan 2010 - Advances in Genomics 2010 is a 2 day symposium centered around 2 core technologies in the field of genomics: real-time quantitative PCR and massively... program for most up to date information on the impressive list of confirmed speakers. Important dates
    Abstract submission : September 1 – November 30, 2009
    Registration deadline : December 24, 2009]]>
    WikiPathways Curation Jamboree http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/wikipathways-curation-jaboree/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/wikipathways-curation-jaboree/ Tue, 09 Feb 2010 11:23:00 +0100 11 Feb 2010 12 Feb 2010 - WikiPathways (www.wikipathways.org) is an open, collaborative platform for the curation of biological pathways, created to facilitate the... www.wikipathways.org) is an open, collaborative platform for the curation of biological pathways, created to facilitate the contribution and maintenance of pathway information by the biology community. WikiPathways currently contains hundreds of pathways for 18 species.  Have you heard about WikiPathways and wanted to contribute, but didn't know where to start? Here's your chance! On February 11th-12th, a curation event is organized to improve the quality of the pathways. The main focus of this event is to make the pathways more informative by adding descriptions and literature references. Curation events are open to all registered WikiPathways users, no prior experience necessary!

    How to participate
    1. Check out the Guidelines page to get a sense of the curation tasks involved: http://www.wikipathways.org/index.php/Curation_Jamboree_2010
    2. Register at WikiPathways and start curating! Be sure to add your name to the list of participating curators here: http://www.wikipathways.org/index.php/Curation_Events
    Support
    WikiPathways admins and curators will be available in an online chat channel to answer questions immediately. (See http://www.wikipathways.org/index.php/Curation_Jamboree_2010 for details). You can also post questions to the WikiPathways mailing list: wikipathways-discuss@removethis.googlegroups.com If you have comments about a specific pathway and would like to start a discussion about it, you can do that on the Discussion page of the pathway in question. You can access the Discussion page via the Discussion tab at the top of the pathway page. Can't make it this time?
    If you can't participate this time around, stay tuned on the wikipathways-announce mailing list for future events, or check the Curation Events page at WikiPathways
    (http://www.wikipathways.org/index.php/Curation_Events) or the Community Interest section of WikiPathways main page.

    WikiPathways was developed in one of the NBIC BioRange projects: see more.


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    BIO MDA meeting http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/bio-mda-meeting/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/bio-mda-meeting/ Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:19:00 +0100 18 Feb 2010 - The next BIO MDA meeting is scheduled on Thursday 18th of February 2010 at Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis, Utrecht and it will start at 13:30. ...
  • 13:30 – 14:30: Marcel Reinders – Inference of biological networks
  • 14:30 – 15:00: coffee break
  • 15:00 – 16:00: Daniel Vis – Hormones, dynamics and networks
  • Important: Please contact Margriet Hendriks wether you are planning to attend the meeting, e-mail: m.hendriks-9@removethis.umcutrecht.nl For more information, take a look at the website mentioned below.]]>
    NBIC thematic meeting: Protein Structures Bioinformatics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/protein-structures-bioinformatics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/protein-structures-bioinformatics/ Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:20:00 +0100 01 Mar 2010 - The Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI) is co-organising this meeting on March 1st in Nijmegen. This NBIC thematic meeting aims... st in Nijmegen. This NBIC thematic meeting aims to bring together all scientists working in the field of protein structure bioinformatics. Location
    UMC St Radboud
    NCMLS Building, Colloquium Room
    8th Floor, Route 289
    Geert Grooteplein Zuid 26-28
    6525 GA Nijmegen
    The Netherlands Registration
    The registration has been closed. Programme
    10:00     Reception / registration / coffee
    10:25     Welcome by G. Nicolaes, University of Maastricht

    10:30     Dr. Elmar Krieger, Yasara; Graz, Austria
                 “Homology modelling with YASARA”
    10:45     Discussion

    11:30     Dr. Jürgen Haas, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)/Biozentrum;
                 Basel, Switzerland
                 “Preparing structures for bioinformatics, i.e. GROMACS”
    12:15     Discussion

    12:30     Lunch
    13:30     Prof. dr. Bert de Groot, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry;
                 University of Goettingen, Germany
                 “Using GROMACS in the modelling world”
    14:15     Discussion

    14:30     Dr. Sander Nabuurs, CMBI; UMC St Radboud Nijmegen
                 “Homology models and dynamics for drug design”
    15:15     Discussion

    15:30     Closing remarks by Ad van Gorp, Lead Pharma

    15:35     Tea
    16:00     Discussion about the organisation of protein structure bioinformatics in
                 the Netherlands (and its neighbours)
    17:00     Drinks]]>
    DNA-labs on the road conference http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/dna-labs-on-the-road-conference/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/dna-labs-on-the-road-conference/ Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:30:00 +0100 12 Mar 2010 - The 'DNA-labdag' is a national conference on genomics for high school teachers and amanuenses. DNA-labs on the road is a great hit among high schools, teachers and students. Hundreds of teachers and thousands of students can tell about the success of this educational project. But the DNA-labs continues in developing educational material and giving insights in modern genomics research. Enough reasons for telling everyone about our progress: The 'DNA-labdag' is a national conference on genomics for high school teachers and technical assistants. With keynote speakers: forensic geneticist Prof. Dr. Peter de Knijff (genetics and human evolution) and Prof. Dr. Jan Hoeijmakers (DNA and ageing). And workshops on genomics and didactics. Several workshops include bioinformatics and the NBIC-project 'bioinformatics@removethis.school'. Read more about the 'DNA-labdag' on www.dnalabdag.nl (Dutch).]]> Course: Next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/course-next-generation-sequencing-ngs-data-analysis/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/course-next-generation-sequencing-ngs-data-analysis/ Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:56:00 +0100 17 Mar 2010 19 Mar 2010 - Onderzoeksschool Medisch Genetisch Centrum Zuid-West Nederland is organising the 3rd edition of the 'Next generation sequencing (NGS) data... http://www.medgencentre.nl ]]> International Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatics (IB2010) http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/international-symposium-on-integrative-bioinformatics-ib2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/international-symposium-on-integrative-bioinformatics-ib2010/ Fri, 15 Jan 2010 09:19:00 +0100 22 Mar 2010 24 Mar 2010 - This sixth annual meeting will be held in Cambridge, United Kingdom, on March 22-24, 2010. Biological data are scattered across thousands of...
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    NBIC Conference 2010 http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/nbic-conference-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/nbic-conference-2010/ Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:22:00 +0200 29 Mar 2010 30 Mar 2010 - Announcement of the fifth edition of the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre Conference: Date: 29 & 30 March 2010Venue:... Venue:  Congrescentrum De Werelt, Lunteren Programme
    This year the conference will consist of 2 separate days: a closed BioRange Project Meeting on March 29 aimed at the NBIC programmes and researchers and an open 2nd NBIC Conference day on March 30.
    Additional information can be found here
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    Inserm workshop: Interactomics: at the crossroads of biology and bioinformatics http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/interactomics-at-the-crossroads-of-biology-and-bioinformatics/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/interactomics-at-the-crossroads-of-biology-and-bioinformatics/ Mon, 21 Dec 2009 11:16:00 +0100 30 Mar 2010 01 Apr 2010 - Phase I • Critical assessmentMarch 30- April 1, 2010 • Saint-Raphaël • FranceAims:Proteins rarely act alone: they often interact with other... Phase I • Critical assessment
    March 30- April 1, 2010 • Saint-Raphaël • France

    Aims:
    Proteins rarely act alone: they often interact with other macromolecules in order to accomplish their functions. Protein-protein interactions are therefore critical to most biological processes. Systematic approaches for identifying them have been developped over the years, such as yeast two-hybrid or affinity purification-mass spectrometry. These methods have enabled the mapping of complex interaction networks in various model organisms, which are profoundly modifying our understanding of cellular mechanisms by providing us with an integrated view of biological processes. However, due to their complexity, such networks can be intimidating and difficult to take advantage of by hypothesis-driven experimental biologists. The main difficulties are typically methodological and technical (for example knowledge and application of bioinformatics tools), but also and more fundamentally they stem from the changes in reasoning required by the systems biology approach. Protein-protein interaction networks being a very rich but neglected source of information, the workshop will present the main strengths and challenges in producing and using this data. Indeed, a better understanding of the processes, questions and solutions proposed by labs that produce and analyze interactomics data should facilitate its general use. The topics addressed will include:
    1. identifying protein-protein interactions: high-throughput methods, validation of results, quality assessment;
    2. protein-protein interaction databases: contents, standards, direct submissions;
    3. topological and functional analysis of protein-protein interaction networks: methods and tools;
    4. application to biological questions: candidate genes, signaling, host-pathogen interactions, development, evolution.

    Audience:
    Researchers, physicians, post-docs, technicians, engineers and students interested in the interactome approach and the analysis of existing protein-protein interaction data, in order to benefit to their own research projects.

    Phase II • Technical workshop
    May 2010 • Marseille

    Program:
    Participants will learn to use existing tools for extracting functional information from publicly available molecular interaction data. The course is aimed at two subgroups of participants, depending on their computer skills. The goal is to enable the participants to study their own results in the light of previously known biomolecular interactions. 15 participants will be selected among the phase I participants.]]>
    7th International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics (ISNB 2010) http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/7th-international-symposium-on-networks-in-bioinformatics-isnb-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/7th-international-symposium-on-networks-in-bioinformatics-isnb-2010/ Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:29:00 +0200 22 Apr 2010 23 Apr 2010 - The 7th International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics (ISNB 2010) is scheduled on 22 and 23 April 2010 and is likely to continue its success...
  • Dr. Steffen Klamt (Structural and Functional Analysis of Cellular Networks, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Germany)
  • Tomer Shlomi (Computer Science Department, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Dr. Tali Raveh-Sadka (Segal lab of Computational Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Dr. Katy Wolfsencroft (School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK)
  • Prof. dr. Yaochu Jin (Honda Research Institute, Germany)
  • Dr Yulia Kraus (Dept. of Evolutionary Biology, Moscow State University, Russia; Dept. of Molecular Evolution and Development, University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Dr. Frederic Marin (Biogeosciences University of Dijon, France)
  • Dr. Anthony Bertucci (Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Avenue Saint Martin, Monaco)
  • Organizers:
    Bioinformatics Laboratory, Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam
    Section Computational Science, University of Amsterdam
    Regulatory Networks Group, CWI, Amsterdam ]]>
    14th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2010) http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/14th-annual-international-conference-on-research-in-computational-molecular-biology-recomb-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/14th-annual-international-conference-on-research-in-computational-molecular-biology-recomb-2010/ Sun, 25 Apr 2010 17:13:00 +0200 25 Apr 2010 28 Apr 2010 - RECOMB 2010 is the fourteenth in a series of well-established scientific conferences bridging the areas of computational, mathematical, and... Catalytic mechanisms by biological systems: at the interface between chemistry and biology http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/catalytic-mechanisms-by-biological-systems-at-the-interface-between-chemistry-and-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/catalytic-mechanisms-by-biological-systems-at-the-interface-between-chemistry-and-biology/ Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:59:00 +0100 05 May 2010 07 May 2010 - EMBO Conference series Workshop BioTM-2010 http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/workshop-biotm-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/workshop-biotm-2010/ Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:47:00 +0100 10 May 2010 11 May 2010 - Advances in Bio Text Mining
    Recently, the application of text mining and natural language processing techniques to the biological and medical sciences has recieved increasing interest. In addition to many new workshops and conferences arising in this domain, recently also a number of community-wide tasks were conducted to benchmark text mining techniques on specific challenges (e.g. BioCreative, BioNLP Shared Task, ...).

    By discussing the latest developments and potentially new applications in text mining amongst scientists in both academia and industry, this workshop aims to provide a broad view on text mining tools in biology and biomedicine. The workshop aims at a broad public, including researchers with an interest in text mining but with little or no experience in this domain. To this end, the workshop will start with an extensive tutorial on text mining in the bio-sciences, providing sufficient background knowledge for novices.

    Next, a number of keynote talks will be given by leading scientists, presenting the latest advances in the field. Furthermore, participants are highly encouraged to submit an abstract describing their own work. They will be given the opportunity to present this work in 5min flash presentations, as well as to present a poster during the coffee and lunch breaks.

    Finally, there will be a round-table discussion about the broader applicability of text-mining tools in the biological sciences, trying to bridge the gap between theoretical algorithms and experimental work. For more information: visit the website mentioned below.]]>
    CCGrid-Health 2010 http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/ccgrid-health-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/ccgrid-health-2010/ Mon, 17 May 2010 16:50:00 +0200 17 May 2010 20 May 2010 - Workshop on challenges for the application of grids in healthcare. CCGrid 2010, the 10th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing to take place in May 17-20, 2010, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The presented papers will appear in the CCGrid'2010 proceedings. Important dates:
    • Papers due: 18 December 2009
    • Notification of acceptance: 11 January 2010
    • Camera-ready: 5 February 2010
    • Workshop: 17-20 May 2009
    Additional information, including Program Committee:
    http://www.science.uva.nl/~silvia/CCGrid-Health/]]>
    Summer School on Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Networks http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/summer-school-on-nonlinear-dynamics-in-biological-networks/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/summer-school-on-nonlinear-dynamics-in-biological-networks/ Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:09:00 +0100 17 May 2010 28 May 2010 - Between May 17th and 28th 2010, the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM) in collaboration with the Mathematical...
    Students and postdoctoral fellows who register for the session, which lasts for a duration of 2 weeks, will have the opportunity to benefit from the instruction of international experts in the field of mathematical modeling, nonlinear dynamics and biological networks.  They will also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through the various lab activities that have been scheduled, and also through the presentation of students' projects which by all measures, will be the highlight of CAMBAM-MBI Summer School 2010 activities. DEADLINE DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 1, 2010
    There is no tuition fee and the Summer School organizers have committed to cover accommodation costs for participants who opt to stay in the McGill Residence for the two weeks. However, students are expected to cover the full cost of their travel to and from Montreal as well as their upkeep during the two weeks. In addition, persons who have been selected to participate in the Summer School will be expected to pay a registration fee. After receipt of notification of participation from the Summer School organizers, students will have up to March 15th, 2010 to pay the $150 registration fee. Thereafter and up to April 15th, students will have to pay $200. For more information you can contact: Michael C. Mackey, Ph.D. FRSC
    Joseph Morley Drake Professor of Physiology Department of Physiology Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience & Medicine
    (CAMBAM)
    McGill University
    3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Room 1124 Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6 CANADA
    email: michael.mackey@removethis.mcgill.ca

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    26th Annual Symposium on Chemometrics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/26th-annual-symposium-on-chemometrics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/26th-annual-symposium-on-chemometrics/ Thu, 01 Apr 2010 14:47:00 +0200 20 May 2010 - This year's edition of the Annual Symposium on Chemometrics will be centered on two themes, namely Visualisation and the use of Prior Knowledge. The... Visualisation and the use of Prior Knowledge. The Annual Symposium on Chemometrics aims at presenting the current state of the art in chemometric research in the Netherlands. It is meant as a platform for the different research groups to present their recent work. This year the symposium will be split in a morning session around methods allowing the integration of prior knowledge in models and an afternoon session around visualisation. Several speakers from various disciplines will illustrate this, drawing upon their hands-on experience. Additionally the day will be closed with a lively discussion around the use and abuse of statistics in athletic sports. Participants are invited to share their work during the poster session that will take place during the lunch break. For more information about registration and poster submission, please visit the website mentioned below.]]> Workshop Statistical challenges of NGS in plants http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/workshop-cost-action-statistical-challenges-of-ngs-in-plants/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/workshop-cost-action-statistical-challenges-of-ngs-in-plants/ Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:54:00 +0100 20 May 2010 21 May 2010 - Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies will soon enable us to sequence plant genomes for less than 1000 euros. This will accelerate plant...
    The workshop will have only oral presentations by invitation. In addition, contributed papers will be highly appreciated via poster presentations. Marco Bink of the Plant Research International is chair of the workshop. This workshop is organised within EU Cost Action TD0801 "Statistical challenges on the 1000€ genome sequences in plants". The main objective of the Action is to use and/or develop, through coordinated international efforts, efficient statistical and bioinformatics tools and strategies in order to produce, assemble, analyze, and integrate high-throughput genomic sequence data, aiming at a better understanding of biological systems in plants.]]>
    ICCS 2010: "Celebrating 10 years of Advancing Computational Thinking" http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/iccs-2010-celebrating-10-years-of-advancing-computational-thinking/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/iccs-2010-celebrating-10-years-of-advancing-computational-thinking/ Mon, 31 May 2010 00:00:00 +0200 31 May 2010 02 Jun 2010 - In 2010 ICCS celebrates its 10th anniversary in Amsterdam. For this great event five world leading keynote speakers will give their vision on... http://www.iccs-meeting.org/]]> EMBRACE Workshop for Web Service Providers in Bioinformatics: Syntax, Semantics and Publishing http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/embrace-workshop-for-web-service-providers-in-bioinformatics-syntax-semantics-and-publishing/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/embrace-workshop-for-web-service-providers-in-bioinformatics-syntax-semantics-and-publishing/ Fri, 23 Apr 2010 22:42:00 +0200 02 Jun 2010 04 Jun 2010 - The workshop will introduce comprehensive guidelines for design, semantic annotation and publishing of SOAP-based Web Services in the area of life...
    The emerging EMBRACE Guidelines for Web Service providers will be discussed in detail. The following issues of key importance to Web Service interoperability, easiness of use and visibility to the community will then be covered in depth: use of externally defined data types (example: BioXSD), semantic annotation (example: EDAM) and publishing (example: BioCatalogue).

    All the points above will be illustrated with hands-on exercises. They will be performed on the participants' own Web Services. Thus, each participant should have remote access to his/her own Web Service generation workbench. Windows laptops with SSH and X11 will be provided on request.

    The workshop will be held at the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark, building 208, in Lyngby, Denmark, very close to Copenhagen. It will both start and end at mid-day (Jun 2 and 4, respectively) leaving ample time to reach most European destinations on the same day.

    To apply for the workshop, please sign up through the on-line application form below.
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    8th [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/8th-bc2-basel-computational-biology-conference/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/8th-bc2-basel-computational-biology-conference/ Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:57:00 +0200 24 Jun 2010 25 Jun 2010 - "Regulation and Control in Biological Systems"
    Invited speakers include:
    • Marvin Cassman (San Francisco, CA, USA)
    • Dalia Cohen (Rosetta Genomics, Rehovot, Israel & Philadelphia, PA, USA)
    • Keith O. Elliston (Genstruct Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA)
    • Ernst Hafen (Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zürich)
    • Vassily Hatzimanikatis (EPF Lausanne & SIB)
    • Dagmar Iber (D-BSSE, ETH Zürich & SIB)
    • Douglas A. Lauffenburger (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA)
    • Ivan Montoliu (Nestlé Research Center Lausanne)
    • Erik van Nimwegen (Biozentrum University of Basel & SIB)
    • Corrado Priami (Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology, Italy)
    • Uwe Sauer (Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zürich)
    • Ehud Shapiro (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
    • Jörg Stelling (ETH Zürich & SIB)
    • Mihaela Zavolan (Biozentrum University of Basel & SIB)
    • Philip Zimmermann (ETH Zürich)
    • Winners of the SIB young bioinformatician awards 2010
    The annual Basel Computational Biology Conference brings together scientists from academic research and companies interested in the field of computational biology. The main goal of the conference is to provide a platform for informal communication and fruitful discussion between speakers and participants. [BC]2 is a conference of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.]]>
    3rd Benelux Next-generation sequencing Users Meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/3rd-benelux-next-generation-sequencing-users-meeting-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/3rd-benelux-next-generation-sequencing-users-meeting-1/ Tue, 18 May 2010 15:55:00 +0200 06 Jul 2010 - This users meeting aims to bring together scientists from the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg that are working with or are planning to start... Deadline for abstract submission and registration is June 14, 2010 For more information, a preliminary programme and registration form, please visit the website. ]]> 6th ISCB Student Council Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/6th-iscb-student-council-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/6th-iscb-student-council-symposium/ Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:54:00 +0100 09 Jul 2010 - The 6th ISCB Student Council Symposium will take place in Boston on July 9, just before ISMB 2010. The ISCB Student Council Symposium is a forum...
  • Dr. D. Altshuler, Broad Institute
  • Dr. G. Bader, University of Toronto
  • Dr. L. Hunter, University of Colorado
  • The agenda includes student presentations, poster session with presentation and poster awards and more surprises to come. Check out all updated information on the website: http://symposium.iscbsc.org There will be travel fellowships available to attend the symposium.]]>
    ISMB 2010: the 18th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/ismb-2010-the-18th-annual-international-conference-on-intelligent-systems-for-molecular-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/ismb-2010-the-18th-annual-international-conference-on-intelligent-systems-for-molecular-biology/ Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:15:00 +0100 11 Jul 2010 13 Jul 2010 - ISMB 2010 will be held in Boston, Massachusettes, USA, July 11 - July 13, 2010. The conference will feature an exciting scientific program including...
  • Call for Workshop Track submissions closes Friday, February 12, 2010
  • Call for Highlights Track submissions closes Friday, February 26, 2010
  • Call for Late Breaking Research Track submissions closes Friday, March 12, 2010
  • Call for Posters submissions closes Friday, March 19, 2010
  • Call for Technology Track submissions closes Friday, April 23, 2010
  • Call for Art and Science Exhibition submissions closes Friday, April 23, 2010
  • Details available here: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2010 ]]>
    BIOCOMP'10: International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/biocomp10/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/biocomp10/ Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:53:00 +0100 12 Jul 2010 15 Jul 2010 - BIOCOMP is an important track of WORLDCOMP which is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied...
    The motivation behind WORLDCOMP is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. The main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number of research areas that interact. Both inward research (core areas of computer science & engineering) and outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and applications such as those in computational biology, bioinformatics and impact on drug design) will be covered during the joint conferences. BIOCOMP/WORLDCOMP provides a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have "teaching" as their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that have "research" as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives. BIOCOMP 2010 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations.

    Important dates:
    • March 1, 2010: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
    • March 25, 2010:Notification of acceptance
    • April 22, 2010:Final papers + Copyright + Registration
    • July 12-15, 2010: The 2010 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'10)
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    The 2010 International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics and Chemoinformatics (BCBGC-10) http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/the-2010-international-conference-on-bioinformatics-computational-biology-genomics-and-chemoinform/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/the-2010-international-conference-on-bioinformatics-computational-biology-genomics-and-chemoinform/ Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:39:00 +0100 12 Jul 2010 14 Jul 2010 - BCBGC is an important annual event in the areas of bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics and chemoinformatics and focuses on all areas... http://www.promoteresearch.org/

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    Open Science Summit 2010 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organisations/cwa/events/detail/article/open-science-summit-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organisations/cwa/events/detail/article/open-science-summit-2010/ Mon, 07 Jun 2010 08:51:00 +0200 29 Jul 2010 31 Jul 2010 - Should be of interest to CWA supporters: This summer (July 29-31, Berkeley, California), scientists, hackers, students, patients, and... Open Science Summit 2010. Topics include: Synthetic Biology, Gene Patents, Open Data, Open Access, Microfinance for Science, DIY science, DIY Biology, Alternative Funding for Science, Open Source Drugs, Patent Pools, Open Health/Medicine, Patient Advocacy for Innovation]]> NBIC/SIB Summer School: Quantitative imaging and modelling of biological processes http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbicsib-summer-school-quantitative-imaging-and-modelling-of-biological-processes/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbicsib-summer-school-quantitative-imaging-and-modelling-of-biological-processes/ Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:27:00 +0200 02 Aug 2010 06 Aug 2010 - Imaging is a hot topic in Systems Biology! PhD students in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology: "Take your chance...
    The Summer School focuses on "Quantitative imaging and modelling of biological processes". The topics that will be included: fundamentals of biomedical image processing and image annotation, image-based modelling and simulation, imaging of specific cellular compartments, cell motility, morphogenetic processes and small animals. For more  information see the attached flyer, visit the website, or contact Celia van Gelder at NBIC Education (celia.van.gelder@removethis.nbic.nl). Please note that course participation is free of charge for NBIC and NBIC-matching PhDs, while other PhDs pay a small course fee. Furthermore, central (low-cost) accomodation in Amsterdam, has been arranged by NBIC for the participants. ]]>
    Colloquium - Hybrid Computing for High-Throughput Bioinformatics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/colloquin-hybrid-computing-for-high-throughput-bioinformatics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/colloquin-hybrid-computing-for-high-throughput-bioinformatics/ Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:34:00 +0200 24 Aug 2010 25 Aug 2010 - Colloquium subjectDiscussed will be how Convey’s revolutionary hybrid-core computing architecture, the HC-1TM, delivers dramatically increased... Colloquium subject
    Discussed will be how Convey’s revolutionary hybrid-core computing architecture, the HC-1TM, delivers dramatically increased throughput for genomics and proteomics applications, reducing time-to-completion in some projects from months to days. Convey is working with customers and partners, including instrument manufacturers, on many facets of bioinformatics, ranging from primary analysis to reference based and de novo assembly to downstream research.  Furthermore, increased performance can provide fundamental improvements in research quality by allowing previously impractical approaches.  The HC-1 integrates advanced architecture and compiler technology with off-the-shelf x86 and FPGA processors, helping life sciences customers accelerate application performance while reducing energy, floor space, and management costs.  The highly integrated Convey approach provides users familiar C, C++ and FORTRAN development environments without the complexity of non-standard dialects or programming models. Location
    Delft: Tuesday Augustus 24, 16.00-17.00; EWI Faculty, HB9.130
    Nijmegen: Tuesday Augustus 24, 11.00-14.00; NCMLS Nijmegen George Vacek
    George Vacek joined Convey Computer Corporation as the global head of the Life Sciences business in November 2009.  Prior to joining Convey, he held responsibility for the success of Scientific Research solutions in Hewlett Packard's High-Performance Computing Division for three and a half years.  Before that he was in charge of business development for three years at OpenEye Scientific Software.  He has held business and technical roles in the computational life sciences, yielding 30 research publications and contributions to several quantum chemistry programs, including Schrödinger's Jaguar.  He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the place University of Georgia in 1995. He also holds an M.B.A. from Portland State University and Bachelor's degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin.]]>
    Capita Selecta in Complex Disease Analysis (CSCDA2010) http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/capita-selecta-in-complex-disease-analysis-cscda2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/capita-selecta-in-complex-disease-analysis-cscda2010/ Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:45:00 +0100 25 Aug 2010 27 Aug 2010 - The first edition of the Capita Selecta in Complex Disease Analysis focuses on epistasis and integration of -omics data sets in the post-genomic...
  • tutorial sessions in the afternoon of day 1 (25 August 2010)
  • keynote speaker sessions, with discussion afternoons, on days 2-3 (26-27 August 2010)
  • The targeted audience has a background in life sciences, biomedical sciences, statistics, bioinformatics, statistical genetics or medicine. The abstract submission deadline is 12 April 2010. ]]>
    ESF Next Generation Sequencing Meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/european-meeting-on-next-generation-sequencing/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/european-meeting-on-next-generation-sequencing/ Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:37:00 +0200 29 Aug 2010 01 Sep 2010 - New registration deadline - August 24! Keynote speakers:
    Chris Tyler-Smith, Mike Wilson, Eske Willerslev, Matthias Harbers, Barbara Wold, Edwin Cuppen, Sacha van Hijum, Joris Veltman, Debbie Nickerson, Ewan Birney, Guy Cochrane, Ivo Gut, Ruiqiang Li, Jeantine Lunshof and Evan Eichler. The registration deadline of August 24 is fast approaching!
    For more information, registration and abstract submission, please visit the website mentioned below.]]>
    2nd International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (BIOKDD'10) http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/2nd-international-workshop-on-biological-knowledge-discovery-and-data-mining-biokdd10/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/2nd-international-workshop-on-biological-knowledge-discovery-and-data-mining-biokdd10/ Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:47:00 +0200 30 Aug 2010 03 Sep 2010 - Held in parallel with 21st International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA’10)
  • Data Preprocessing: Data Storage, Representation and Management, Data Cleaning, Feature Extraction, Feature Selection.
  • Data Mining: Biological Data Clustering/Biclustering, Biological Data Classification, Biological Data Regression, Association Rule Learning from Biological Data, Parallel/Cloud/Grid Computing for Biological Data Mining, Text Mining and Application to Biological Sequences, Web Mining and Application to Biological Data, Analysis of Biological Networks.
  • Data Postprocessing: Knowledge Filtering, Knowledge Representation and Visualization, Knowledge Combination and Integration, Error Rates and Numerical Indicators.
  • ]]>
    GMOD Europe 2010 http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/gmod-europe-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/gmod-europe-2010/ Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:22:00 +0200 13 Sep 2010 16 Sep 2010 - Event informationThe four days of GMOD events will be held 13-16 September 2010, at the University of Cambridge. GMOD Europe 2010 includes: 1) GMOD... Event information
    The four days of GMOD events will be held 13-16 September 2010, at the University of Cambridge. GMOD Europe 2010 includes: 1) GMOD Community Meeting, Monday & Tuesday:  Project updates, developer and user presentations and best practices, project direction.
    2) GMOD Satellite Meetings, Wednesday:  Special interest groups where GMOD community members meet to discuss specific topics of interest.
    3) InterMine Workshop, Wednesday:  A one day workshop on installing, configuring and using the InterMine biological data warehouse system.
    4) BioMart Workshop, Thursday:  A one day workshop on using the BioMart biological data warehouse system, including accessing data through APIs. Registration
    Registration is now open for these events. There is a £50 registration fee for the GMOD Meeting to cover catered lunches and other expenses. Registration for all other events is free, but required, as space is limited.  These events are open to all: GMOD users, developers, prospective users, biologists, and computer scientists.  See http://gmod.org/wiki/January_2010_GMOD_Meeting for an idea of what goes on at GMOD meetings. About GMOD
    GMOD is a collection of interoperable open source software components for managing, visualizing and annotating biological data.  GMOD incorporates many widely used tools, including GBrowse and JBrowse for genome browsing, InterMine and BioMart for data mining, Galaxy and Ergatis for workflow, Chado for data management, GBrowse_syn and CMap for comparative genomics, plus many other tools (Apollo, MAKER, Pathway Tools, Textpresso, ...).  GMOD is also an active community of researchers and developers addressing common challenges in exploiting their data.  If you are struggling to fully exploit your data then please consider attending GMOD Europe 2010.]]>
    7th annual RNAi & miRNA Europe http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/7th-annual-rnai-mirna-europe/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/7th-annual-rnai-mirna-europe/ Tue, 14 Sep 2010 10:58:00 +0200 14 Sep 2010 15 Sep 2010 - The annual RNAi & miRNA Europe is Europe's largest conference and exhibition dedicated to RNA interference. The conference will be co-located... Advances in qPCR, Epigenetics Europe and Genomics Automation Europe. Registered delegates will have access to all four meetings.

    Agenda Topics:
    • Target Discovery and Validation
    • Transfection
    • siRNA Therapeutics
    • in vivo RNAi
    • Bioinformatics of small RNAs
    • siRNA library screens
    • microRNAs in: Disease Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Diagnostics, Virology, Biogenesis, Development
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    Python workshop in Karpacz http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/python-workshop-in-karpacz/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/python-workshop-in-karpacz/ Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 16 Sep 2010 19 Sep 2010 - A 3-day Python workshop is organized by the Polish and German RSGs in Karpacz (located in the Carpathian Mountains in Western Poland). For more... <u>http://pythonfriends.blogspot.com/</u>]]> Mutations in proteins: structure, function, dynamics and disease http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/mutations-in-proteins-structure-function-dynamics-and-disease/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/mutations-in-proteins-structure-function-dynamics-and-disease/ Mon, 26 Jul 2010 22:42:00 +0200 20 Sep 2010 - The Netherlands Society on Biomolecular Modelling (NSBM) is happy to announce its second one-day conference on protein structure and modelling... Location
    UMC St Radboud
    NCMLS Building, Colloquium Room
    8th Floor, Route 289
    Geert Grooteplein Zuid 26-28
    6525 GA Nijmegen
    The Netherlands Programme
    10:00     Reception / registration / coffee 10:20     Welcome by G. Nicolaes, University of Maastricht, presentation of NSBM 10:25     G. Vriend opening of the morning session 10:30     Mahesh Kulharia, Cardiovascular research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht
                 University
                 “In silico simulation of the membrane binding process of coagulation factor
                 VIII: prediction of the phenotype in haemophilia A patients, and ramifications
                 for anticoagulant drug design”
    11:30     Frederic Rousseau, VIB Switch Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels,
                 Belgium.
                 “The evolutionary relationship between protein structure and aggregation and
                 its consequences for disease”
    12:30     Lunch and Poster sessions 14:30     Selected abstract by PhD student 14:50     Selected abstract by PhD student 15:10     Hanka Venselaar, CMBI, UMC St. Radboud
                "Predicting the phenotypic effect of disease causing mutations"
    16:10    Tea 16:30    Henk-Jan Joosten, Wageningen University & Research Centre.
                "Predicting mutations that cause a desired phenotypic effect"
    17:10    Closing remarks, poster prize award 17:20    Drinks Registration and abstract submission details To register for the meeting, please fill out the registration form. The capacity at the conference venue to put up posters is limited. If too many abstracts are handed in, priority will be given to PhD students and master students who want to present a poster that deals with the conference topic. Poster abstracts should be 1-page A4 in PDF format, not exceeding 5 Mb in size. Poster abstracts should be sent before September 6 to Gerry Nicolaes, g.nicolaes@removethis.bioch.unimaas.nl (tel +31(0)43 3881688). Two master or PhD student poster presenters will be invited to discuss their poster in a 15 minute seminar. A poster prize will be awarded to the best poster presented at the conference. Please indicate with the submitted poster abstract if you are a master student or PhD student, and wether you are interested in presenting a short seminar. The abstracts will be published on the NBIC website.]]>
    (PRIB-10) 5th IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/5th-iapr-international-conference-on-pattern-recognition-in-bioinformatics-prib-10/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/5th-iapr-international-conference-on-pattern-recognition-in-bioinformatics-prib-10/ Thu, 25 Feb 2010 17:05:00 +0100 22 Sep 2010 24 Sep 2010 - Deadline for submission of short papers and abstracts is 1 August 2010!
  • Bio-sequence analysis
  • Gene and protein expression analysis
  • Protein structure and interaction prediction
  • Motifs and signal detection
  • Metabolic modelling and analysis
  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Pathway and network analysis
  • Immuno- and chemo-informatics
  • Evolution and phylogeny
  • Biological databases, integration and visualisation
  • Bio-imaging
  • Pattern recognition techniques of interest include, but not limited to:
    • Static, syntactic and structural pattern recognition
    • Data mining, Data based modelling
    • Neural networks, Fuzzy systems
    • Evolutionary computation and swarm intelligence
    • Hidden Markov models, Graphical models
    Like the previous editions, accepted papers will be published in the Springer series of Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI). Enhanced versions of selected special session papers will be included in a special issue of Neurocomputing Journal (Elsevier). Important dates:
    Paper Submission: 5 June 2010 1 August 2010
    Special Sessions Proposal: 2 March 2010
    Tutorials Proposal: 2 April 2010
    Author Notification: 2 June 2009
    Camera Ready Papers: 2 July 2009
    Early Bird Registration: 15 July 2009 NBIC is sponsoring this conference.]]>
    “BBMRI – Biobanking for Science” http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organisations/cwa/events/detail/article/bbmri-biobanking-for-science/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organisations/cwa/events/detail/article/bbmri-biobanking-for-science/ Tue, 25 May 2010 19:04:00 +0200 23 Sep 2010 25 Sep 2010 - Conference focusing on scientific excellence in the various aspects of biobanking On September 23-25, 2010, the BBMRI consortium will organise the &quot;BBMRI – Biobanking for Science&quot; conference focusing on scientific excellence in the various aspects of biobanking at the Novotel Amsterdam City, Amsterdam, NL.]]> Scientific seminar by George M. Church http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/scientific-seminar-by-george-m-church/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/scientific-seminar-by-george-m-church/ Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:25:00 +0200 23 Sep 2010 - On September 23, George M. Church (Professor at Harvard University, Boston) will be speaking about "How Personal Genomics and Synthetic Biology... m.miedema@removethis.erasmusmc.nl. Please mention the date of the event you will be visiting in the e-mail. More information can be found in de flyer attached.]]> ECCB10 - European Conference on Computational Biology http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/eccb10-european-conference-on-computational-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/eccb10-european-conference-on-computational-biology/ Mon, 01 Feb 2010 10:50:00 +0100 26 Sep 2010 29 Sep 2010 - ECCB10 is the key European computational biology event in 2010 uniting scientists working in a broad range of disciplines, including ... Invited Speakers:
    • Peer Bork (EMBL-Heidelberg)
    • Elaine Mardis (Washington University)
    • Michael Sternberg (Imperial College London)
    • Hans Westerhoff (University of Manchester, Free University of Amsterdam)
    • Yves Van der Peer (University of Ghent)
    Key dates:
    • Paper submission deadline - April 9, 2010
    • Industry and demo track submission deadline - July 2, 2010
    • Poster submission deadline - June 20, 2010
    • Early registration deadline - August 20, 2010
    For more information visit the conference website:http://www.eccb2010.org/ NBIC is Gold sponsor of the ECCB10 and will be present with an exhibition booth at the conference.]]>
    First European Student Council Symposium (ESCS1) http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/first-european-student-council-symposium-escs1/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/first-european-student-council-symposium-escs1/ Sun, 26 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 26 Sep 2010 - Event descriptionWe are presenting here the first European Student Council Symposium in association with ECCB 2010. It will be organized as a full... Event description
    We are presenting here the first European Student Council Symposium in association with ECCB 2010. It will be organized as a full parallel track during the first day of the conference, which is filled with parallel workshop and tutorial tracks. The meeting is planned for Sunday September 26, 2010. The full day programme runs from 9 am to 5 pm. At 5:30 pm the first plenary lecture of the main ECCB10 conference starts. We expect an attendance of 40 to 75 students for ESCS1, with approx. 20 to 30 submitted abstracts. Preliminary programme
    09:00‐09:30      ICE BREAKER: presentations
    09:30‐10:30      KEYNOTE: Yves Van de Peer, VIB and University of Ghent, Belgium
    10:30‐11:00      Coffee break
    11:00‐12:30      STUDENTS: presentations based on abstract submission
    12:30‐13:30      Lunch
    13:30‐15:00      SOFT SKILLS WORKSHOP by Gijs Meeusen
    15:00‐15:30      Coffee break

    15:30‐17:00      SOFT SKILLS WORKSHOP continues
    17:00-17:25      POSTERS: test your new presentation skills! Registration
    You can register to the student symposium even if you do not attend ECCB. It only costs 100 euros, but will be 150 euros after the early registration deadline - Aug 20, 2010 (http://escs.iscbsc.org/registration) Poster submission
    The Student Symposium accepts late poster submissions till August 16, with notification on August 18. We actively encourage you to submit work you are presenting at ECCB to the Student Symposium as well. (http://escs.iscbsc.org/abstract-submission)

    Organization
    This event is organized in conjunction with the European Conference on Computational
    Biology (ECCB). Even though this project is filed by RSG‐Europe, the organization of this project is jointly done by all European RSGs. Initial planning for this event involved people from RSG­‐Netherlands, RSG-­France, RSG-­Germany and RSG-­Europe.]]>
    VPH 2010 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/vph-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/vph-2010/ Thu, 01 Apr 2010 15:39:00 +0200 30 Sep 2010 01 Oct 2010 - The first of a series of international VPH Conferences (VPH2010) will be organised by the Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence - VPH NoE...
    The Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence is an umbrella project representing the Virtual Physiological Human Initiative set up by the European Commission with a budget of ~ 350 million Euros for the Framework 7 Program. The conference series is designed to be a key resource for the  VPH NoE  to produce a ‘VPH Vision and Strategy Document’ to inform the next European Commission calls for the VPH  field for FP7, FP8 and for European large infrastructural actions. The meeting on 30th September – 1st October will be dedicated to the VPH Initiative, bringing together key representatives from VPH groups, Industry and Clinics. The first meeting is designed to be a relatively small meeting up to a maximum of 200 participants with high profile key speakers and will contain the very best of VPH research.  Parallel sessions will be held on both days with proposed topics in five main themes: Organ Systems, Modelling Scales, Research Methodology, Application Domains and Data Access and Information Assurance. More information about the meeting can be found on the website mentioned below.]]>
    WTNC 2010 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/wtnc-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/wtnc-2010/ Thu, 01 Apr 2010 16:13:00 +0200 02 Oct 2010 - 4th International Workshop and Tutorials on Natural Computing, in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Graph Transformations (ICGT... ICGT 2010). For more information about the workshop and about registration and abstract submission, please visit the website mentioned below.]]> 4th International Workshop and Tutorials on Natural Computing (WTNC 2010) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/4th-international-workshop-and-tutorials-on-natural-computing-wtnc-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/4th-international-workshop-and-tutorials-on-natural-computing-wtnc-2010/ Fri, 28 May 2010 12:58:00 +0200 02 Oct 2010 - Natural Computing is a research area concerned with computing taking place in nature and with human-designed computing inspired by nature. It is a... Invited speakers:
    • Reiko Heckel (University of Leicester, UK)
    • Erik de Vink (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
    • Sander Bohte (CWI, the Netherlands)
    Important dates:
    • Submission: May 31, 2010
    • Notification: June 30, 2010
    • Final version: August 20, 2010
    • Workshop: October 2, 2010
    The WTNC 2010 is organized in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Graph Transformations.]]>
    Workshop Modeling Angiogenesis: Joining Cells, Maths and Computers http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/workshop-modeling-angiogenesis-joining-cells-maths-and-computers/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/workshop-modeling-angiogenesis-joining-cells-maths-and-computers/ Fri, 16 Jul 2010 11:15:00 +0200 04 Oct 2010 08 Oct 2010 - The outgrowth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, called angiogenesis, is a crucial step in myriad physiological and pathological...
    A wide range of mathematical and computational models is currently available. Despite the biological insights these mathematical models have produced, modeling rarely finds application in experimental angiogenesis research yet. Why is that?

    This workshop organized by the Lorentz Center will host both experimental researchers and computational models working in vascular biology, endothelial cell biology, angiogenesis, and pharmaceutics. The aim of the workshop is to:
    • identify the requirements for computational models to make a true impact in basic angiogenesis research, tissue engineering and drug innovation, 
    • inventarize pre-existing and missing components of such a model, and 
    • discuss how we can couple such components.
    For more information and registration visit the website mentioned below.]]>
    The 11th International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB 2010) http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/the-11th-international-conference-on-systems-biology-icsb-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/the-11th-international-conference-on-systems-biology-icsb-2010/ Sun, 10 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 10 Oct 2010 16 Oct 2010 - Systems biology crosses the borders and gathers the strength of traditionally separated disciplines such as biology medicine, mathematics, computer... http://www.icsb2010.org.uk/]]> NBIC BioRange Project Meeting 2010 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-biorange-project-meeting-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-biorange-project-meeting-2010/ Mon, 19 Jul 2010 16:03:00 +0200 11 Oct 2010 - On 11 October 2010 NBIC organises the second NBIC BioRange Project Meeting. This is a closed meeting for researchers that participate in the NBIC... Biocuration2010 http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/biocuration2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/biocuration2010/ Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:30:00 +0200 11 Oct 2010 14 Oct 2010 - About Biocuration2010Biocuration2010 is the Conference of the International Society for Biocuration (ISB) and the 4th International Biocuration... About Biocuration2010
    Biocuration2010 is the Conference of the International Society for Biocuration (ISB) and the 4th International Biocuration Conference. It is held in Tokyo, Japan, from October 11-14, 2010. This conference will provide a forum for curators and developers of biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaborations, and foster a sense of community in this active and growing area of research. Topics will include:
    • Text Mining
    • Literature Curation
    • Ontologies
    • Genome Sequence Annotation
    • Comparative Genomics
    • Functional Genomics
    • Crop/Plant Genome Curation
    • Community Curation
    • Data Standardization and Integration
    • Curation Tools/Workflows
    • Data Visualization
    • Journal/Database Interactions and Collaborations
    • Next Generation Sequence Annotation
    • Next Generation Curation
    Programme
    The meeting program will include:
    • plenary speakers:
      Dr. Minoru Kanehisa (Kyoto Univ., Japan) 
      Dr. Paul Thomas (Univ. of Southern California, USA) 
      Dr. Barend Mons (Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre)
    • sessions:
      [S1] Large Scale, Automated, Predictive Annotations 
      [S2] Outreach to User Communities & Community Annotation 
      [S3] Biocuration in Metabolomics and Systems Biology 
      [S4] Asian Models of Biocuration-Related Activities 
      [S5] Data Integration Platforms and Data Sharing
      [S6] Future Directions and Challenges for Biocuration  
    • workshops:
      [W1] Curation of Protein Structure and Chemicals
      [W2] Curation Interface and Software 
      [W3] Crop/Plant Genome Curation 
      [W4] New Approaches Towards Database Integration
    The full meeting program can be found here: http://hinv.jp/biocuration2010/program.html
    The meeting schedule can be found here: http://hinv.jp/biocuration2010/meeting_schedule.html Registration
    Follow this link to register: http://hinv.jp/biocuration2010/registration.html
    For questions or technical difficulties with the registration, please contact the secretariat at Biocuration2010@removethis.ics-inc.co.jp Abstract submission
    The abstract submission deadline is now extended to August 31, 2010.  For more information see http://hinv.jp/biocuration2010/abstract.html. Important dates
    Event date: October 11-14, 2010
    Abstract submission ends: August 31, 2010
    Notification of acceptance: will be done by September 3, 2010
    Early bird registration ends: September 6, 2010 Location
    Tokyo International Exchange Center, Tokyo, Japan. Organizing Committee
    http://hinv.jp/biocuration2010/committee.html]]>
    The Fourth International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology (MLSB 2010) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/the-fourth-international-workshop-on-machine-learning-in-systems-biology-mlsb-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/the-fourth-international-workshop-on-machine-learning-in-systems-biology-mlsb-2010/ Mon, 21 Jun 2010 09:16:00 +0200 15 Oct 2010 16 Oct 2010 - Objective The aim of this workshop is to contribute to the cross-fertilization between the research in machine learning methods and their... Objective The aim of this workshop is to contribute to the cross-fertilization between the research in machine learning methods and their applications to systems biology (i.e., complex biological and medical questions) by bringing together method developers and experimentalists. Encourage are submissions bringing forward methods for discovering complex structures (e.g. interaction networks, molecule structures) and methods supporting genome-wide data analysis. Motivation
    Molecular biology and all the biomedical sciences are undergoing a true revolution as a result of the emergence and growing impact of a series of new disciplines/tools sharing the "-omics" suffix in their name. These include in particular genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics, devoted respectively to the examination of the entire systems of genes, transcripts, proteins and metabolites present in a given cell or tissue type.

    The availability of these new, highly effective tools for biological exploration is dramatically changing the way one performs research in at least two respects. First, the amount of available experimental data is not a limiting factor any more; on the contrary, there is a plethora of it. Given the research question, the challenge has shifted towards identifying the relevant pieces of information and making sense out of it (a "data mining" issue). Second, rather than focus on components in isolation, we can now try to understand how biological systems behave as a result of the integration and interaction between the individual components that one can now monitor simultaneously (so called "systems biology").

    Taking advantage of this wealth of "genomic" information has become a conditio sine qua non for whoever ambitions to remain competitive in molecular biology and in the biomedical sciences in general. Machine learning naturally appears as one of the main drivers of progress in this context, where most of the targets of interest deal with complex structured objects: sequences, 2D and 3D structures or interaction networks. At the same time bioinformatics and systems biology have already induced significant new developments of general interest in machine learning, for example in the context of learning with structured data, graph inference, semi-supervised learning, system identification, and novel combinations of optimization and learning algorithms.

    Molecular biology and all the biomedical sciences are undergoing a true revolution as a result of the emergence and growing impact of a series of new disciplines/tools sharing the “-omics” suffix in their name. These include in particular genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics, devoted respectively to the examination of the entire systems of genes, transcripts, proteins and metabolites present in a given cell or tissue type. This workshop is organized as "core - event" of Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning - Network of Excellence2 (PASCAL 2, http://www.pascal-network.org/).  It will be part of the workshop program of ICSB 2010, The 11th International Conference on Systems Biology (11-14 OCT 2010, http://www.icsb2010.org.uk/). For more information, registration and abstract submission, please visit the website mentioned below. ]]>
    7th CMSB Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/7th-cmsb-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/7th-cmsb-symposium/ Wed, 06 Oct 2010 10:39:00 +0200 15 Oct 2010 - On Friday October 15, the Centre for Medical Systems Biology (CMSB) organises its 7th Annual Symposium, which will be held in the auditorium of NCB... Registration: Registration is free of charge; please register at www.boerhaavenet.nl 
    Information: Petra van Overveld, p.overveld@removethis.lumc.nl / 071 5269551 ]]>
    2nd NCSB Symposium (NCSB 2010) http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/2nd-ncsb-symposium-ncsb-2010/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/events/detail/article/2nd-ncsb-symposium-ncsb-2010/ Tue, 26 Jan 2010 14:07:00 +0100 21 Oct 2010 22 Oct 2010 - The next annual NCSB symposium is scheduled for Thursday and Friday 2010 October 21-22. Please reserve these two days in your agenda. Venue and... NCSB website.]]> LuciLinx Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/lucilinx-2010-the-luxembourg-bioinformatics-network/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/lucilinx-2010-the-luxembourg-bioinformatics-network/ Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 05 Nov 2010 - On Friday 5th November 2010 LuciLinx (the Luxembourg Bioinformatics Network) is organising their 3rd annual symposium in the Auditorium of Centre...
  • Andreas Keller, Febit AG Germany
  • Holger Stenzhorn,Uniklinikum Saarland Germany
  • Mario Albrecht, Max Planck Institute for Informatics Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Marie-Dominique Devignes & Dave Ritchie, Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications (Nancy), France
  • The mission of the LuciLinx network is to promote communication between bioinformaticians and biologists in Luxembourg and to increase the national and international visibility of bioinformatics research and applications in Luxembourg. More information about the symposium programme can be found on: www.lucilinx.lu Free registration by email only. Please send your name, title, institution and area of work to symposium@removethis.lucilinx.lu  Due to limited seats, registration is mandatory and seats will attributed on a “first come, first serve” basis.]]>
    2nd Next Generation Sequencing Congress http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/2nd-next-generation-sequencing-congress/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/2nd-next-generation-sequencing-congress/ Fri, 16 Jul 2010 11:35:00 +0200 15 Nov 2010 16 Nov 2010 - Oxford Global Conferences present both the 2nd Annual Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)Congress, and the Analytical Genomics Congress which are to be... 2nd Annual qPCR Congress.

    Over the 2 days, the conferences will provides an overview of the current options of next-generation sequencing platforms, technologies, applications and the newest computational tools for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data and analytical genomics. An expert panel of 45 speakers will present a day full conference programme covering the following key topics including:
     
    Next Generation Sequencing:
    • Next Generation Sequencing Technologies
    • Next Generation Sequencing Applications & Data Management

    Analytical Genomics:
    • Genome Sequencing and Analysis
    • Next Generation Sequencing Systems and Techniques
    • Genomics Automation
    For more information and registration please visit the websites mentioned below.]]>
    Topical Day on Bioinformatics: “From Base to Byte and back” http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/topical-day-on-bioinformatics-from-base-to-byte-and-back/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/topical-day-on-bioinformatics-from-base-to-byte-and-back/ Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:55:00 +0200 19 Nov 2010 - The MCB group of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK/CEN is organizing their Topical Day on Bioinformatics: “From Base to Byte and back” taking... http://www.sckcen.be/nl/Evenementen/TD_BIOINFO/ ]]> CWA Conference November 2010 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organisations/cwa/events/detail/article/cwa-conference-november-2010-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organisations/cwa/events/detail/article/cwa-conference-november-2010-1/ Tue, 25 May 2010 20:24:00 +0200 22 Nov 2010 23 Nov 2010 - The first CWA annual conference will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2010. CWA annual conference will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2010.]]> Conference "Connecting Biobanks" http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/connecting-biobanks/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/connecting-biobanks/ Thu, 27 May 2010 14:10:00 +0200 22 Nov 2010 - Large-scale cooperation between biobanks has been successful on a global scale in the past two years. Collaboration between biobanks is essential for... 'Connecting Biobanks'. The preliminary conference program includes:
    • Keynote presentations by renowned international speakers: Dr. David Cox (Pfizer), Josh Sommer (Chordoma Foundation), Prof. dr. Gert-Jan van Ommen (BBMRI-NL), Prof. dr. Kurt Zatloukal (BBRMI-EU), Prof. dr. Carole Goble (University of Manchester), Dr. Barend Mons (NBIC/CWA), Prof. dr. Paul Burton (University of Leicester)
    • Dedicated workshops addressing specific topics, such as data interoperability
    • BBMRI-NL’s official kick-off
    • A poster market, presenting BBMRI-NL projects aimed at enrichment and harmonization
    • Formal inauguration of the Global Concept Web Alliance and launch project
    • Presentation and demonstration of CWA partners’ developed technology and applications
    • Ample opportunity to interact with colleagues
    The conference launches the Dutch BBRMI and is a joint effort of BBMRI-NL, CWA and NBIC. For registration and latest developments go to: www.bbmri.nl/conference2010 Conference venue: Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam.
    Date: 22 November 2010 (from 9.30 till 16.00, followed by drinks). Organizing Committee
    • Prof. dr. Gert-Jan van Ommen, Leiden University Medical Centre
    • Prof. dr. Dorret Boomsma, VU University Amsterdam
    • Dr. Margreet Brandsma, BBRMI-NL
    • Prof. dr. Wouter Jukema, Leiden University Medical Centre
    • Dr. Olaf Klungel, University of Utrecht
    • Dr. Ruben Kok, NBIC
    • Dr. Barend Mons, Erasmus Medical Centre
    • Prof. dr. Dink Legemate, String of Pearls Initiative
    • Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga, University medical Centre Groningen
    BBMRI-NL is the Dutch national biobanking initiative, linking over 140 existing Dutch biobanks. Within the 'hub and spoke' structure of the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure,  BBMRI-NL is the Dutch national 'hub'. www.bbmri.nl CWA The Concept Web Alliance is a global collaborative community addressing the increasing problems associated with information overload and the interoperability of data. CWA aims to be an ‘organization of collaborating organizations’. NBIC The Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre is a collaborative institute of the bioinformatics groups in the Netherlands. Together, these groups perform cutting-edge research, develop novel tools and support platforms, create an e-science infrastructure and educate the next generations of bioinformaticians. NBIC is one of the initiators and founding sponsors of CWA.

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    Life Sciences Momentum 2010 - Global Connections http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-sciences-momentum-2010-global-connections/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-sciences-momentum-2010-global-connections/ Tue, 07 Sep 2010 15:09:00 +0200 23 Nov 2010 - Life Sciences Momentum is the event of choice for discovering the latest developments in Dutch life sciences, the best place to meet colleagues and... Netherlands Genomics Initiative. NBIC will be present at this meeting, as one of the technology centres of the Netherlands Genomics Initiative. For more information, visit the website mentioned below.]]> RSG-Netherlands site visit to Agendia for all PhD students http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-netherlands-site-visit-to-agendia-for-all-phd-students/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-netherlands-site-visit-to-agendia-for-all-phd-students/ Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:23:00 +0100 23 Nov 2010 - The Regional Student Group Netherlands presents its first company visit to an innovative genomics cancer diagnostics company: Agendia. Agendia uses... MammaPrint breast cancer test  that is used to determine a patient’s risk of metastases. The company visit will consist of an introductory talk giving insight into the company and especially into the role of Bioinformatics at Agendia. Afterwards we will have a first hand look during a site visit, followed by a drink. Please send an email to rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org to register. 

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    RSG-Netherlands site visit to Agendia for all PhD students http://www.nbic.nl/research/nbic-researchers/press/detail/article/rsg-netherlands-site-visit-to-agendia-for-all-phd-students-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/nbic-researchers/press/detail/article/rsg-netherlands-site-visit-to-agendia-for-all-phd-students-1/ Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:23:00 +0100 23 Nov 2010 - The Regional Student Group Netherlands presents its first company visit to an innovative genomics cancer diagnostics company: Agendia. Agendia uses... MammaPrint breast cancer test  that is used to determine a patient’s risk of metastases. The company visit will consist of an introductory talk giving insight into the company and especially into the role of Bioinformatics at Agendia. Afterwards we will have a first hand look during a site visit, followed by a drink. Please send an email to rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org to register. 

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    Joint NETTAB 2010 and BBCC 2010 workshop http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/joint-nettab-2010-and-bbcc-2010-workshop/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/joint-nettab-2010-and-bbcc-2010-workshop/ Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:11:00 +0200 29 Nov 2010 01 Dec 2010 - The joint NETTAB and BBCC 2010 workshop on "Biological Wikis"promises to be a great meeting for all researchers involved in the... http://www.nettab.org/2010/progr.html Registration is open at http://www.nettab.org/2010/rform.html The early registration deadline is set to October 29, 2010. A reduction of 20 euro applies to all fees for members of ISCB andother societies and networks.More reductions are foreseen for PhD students. Further information is availble at http://www.nettab.org/2010/ ]]> CWI-NISB Life Sciences seminar Dick de Ridder http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/cwi-nisb-life-sciences-seminar-dick-de-ridder-tud/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/cwi-nisb-life-sciences-seminar-dick-de-ridder-tud/ Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 03 Dec 2010 - The Life Sciences group at CWI organizes a weekly seminar in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute of Systems Biology (NISB). The seminar takes... Life Sciences group at CWI organizes a weekly seminar in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute of Systems Biology (NISB). The seminar takes place in room L016 or L017 at CWI (new wing). The seminar is devoted to any aspects at the interface of mathematics or computer science and the life sciences. The seminar on December 3 will be presented by Dick de Ridder of the Delft University of Technology, more information can be found on: www.cwi.nl/en/node/2443]]> IEEE eScience Workshop on High-­Performance Computing in the Life Sciences http://www.nbic.nl/research/nbic-researchers/press/detail/article/ieee-escience-workshop-on-high-performance-computing-in-the-life-sciences/ http://www.nbic.nl/research/nbic-researchers/press/detail/article/ieee-escience-workshop-on-high-performance-computing-in-the-life-sciences/ Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:00:00 +0200 07 Dec 2010 10 Dec 2010 - The sixth IEEE e–Science conference, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society´s Technical Committee for Scalable Computing (TCSC), will be held in... The workshop: 'High-Performance Computing in the Life Sciences' will be held on December 7 and will be presented by: Prof Matthew Smith, Leibniz University of Hannover (smith@removethis.dsec.uni-hannover.de). Today, there are a variety of parallel and distributed high-performance computing platforms including multi-core architectures, GPGPUs/GPUs, clusters, grids, and clouds that, together with new programming paradigms such as MapReduce and Many Task Computing, offer a wide range of possibilities for solving compute- and data-intensive problems in an efficient manner. The purpose of this workshop is to provide the opportunity for participants to discuss and share the latest research in parallel and distributed high performance computing systems applied to problems in the Life Sciences, i.e. all fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms, such as biology, biochemistry, biophysics, botany, ecology, food science, medicine, medical imaging, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, systems biology, and zoology.  Organizers:
    Matthew Smith: Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
    Bernd Freisleben: University of Marburg, Germany
    Thomas Friese: Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany

    Important Dates:
    Papers Submission Due: 15th of September 2010
    Author Notifications: 7th of October 2010
    Final manuscripts: 14th of October 2010
    Presentation: 7th of December 2010
     
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    Award Ceremony Designers & Artists Award Genomics 4 (DA4GA) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/award-ceremony-designers-artists-award-genomics-4-da4ga/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/award-ceremony-designers-artists-award-genomics-4-da4ga/ Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:52:00 +0100 08 Dec 2010 - NBIC one of the participants in the DA4GA contest! Hienke Sminia (NBIC, bioinformatics@school) together with the artists Bas Kools and Gunter Wehmeyer are participating in this contest on behalf of NBIC. Admission free, registration required via: da4ga@removethis.waag.org DA4GA is made possible by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative, Centre for Society and Genomics and Waag Society.]]> CWI-NISB Life Sciences seminar Erik van Dijk http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/cwi-nisb-life-sciences-seminar-erik-van-dijk/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/cwi-nisb-life-sciences-seminar-erik-van-dijk/ Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 10 Dec 2010 - The Life Sciences group at CWI organizes a weekly seminar in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute of Systems Biology (NISB). The seminar takes... The Life Sciences group at CWI organizes a weekly seminar in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute of Systems Biology (NISB). The seminar takes place in room L016 or L017 at CWI (new wing). The seminar is devoted to any aspects at the interface of mathematics or computer science and the life sciences. The seminar on December 10 will be presented by Erik van Dijk, as part of his internship. Title: Modeling tip cell selection during angiogenesis using Petri Nets and the Cellular Potts. More information can be found on: www.cwi.nl/en/node/2443 ]]> CWI-NISB Life Sciences seminar Séverine Urdy http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/cwi-nisb-life-sciences-seminar-severine-urdy-palaeontologisches-institut-und-museum-der-universit/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/cwi-nisb-life-sciences-seminar-severine-urdy-palaeontologisches-institut-und-museum-der-universit/ Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 17 Dec 2010 - The Life Sciences group at CWI organizes a weekly seminar in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute of Systems Biology (NISB). The seminar takes... Life Sciences group at CWI organizes a weekly seminar in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute of Systems Biology (NISB). The seminar takes place in room L016 or L017 at CWI (new wing). The seminar is devoted to any aspects at the interface of mathematics or computer science and the life sciences. The seminar on December 17 will be presented by Séverine Urdy of the paläontologisches Institut und Museum der Universität Zurich, CH. Title: Computational models of shell growth: the next step? More information can be found on: www.cwi.nl/en/node/2443 ]]> NPC Progress Meeting 2011 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/npc-progress-meeting-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/npc-progress-meeting-2011/ Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:36:00 +0100 13 Jan 2011 - The Netherlands Proteomics Centre (NPC) is organising its yearly NPC Progress Meeting on January 13th 2011 in Mediaplaza in Utrecht. Link with... th 2011 in Mediaplaza in Utrecht. Theme meetings
    In the morning several NPC theme leaders will organise a theme meeting. NPC project members will receive an invitation from their theme leader for this session. Plenary session
    All interested people are invited to attend the plenary session in the afternoon. The plenary session will be particularly special, because four outstanding international scientists are invited:
    • Anne-Claude Gingras, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    • Lukas Käll, Center for Biomembrane Research, Stockholms Universitet, Sweden (Machine learning techniques to assess confidence and increase yield for shotgun proteomics)
    • Roland Annan, Proteomics and Biological Mass Spectrometry Laboratory,  GlaxoSmithKline (Biological Variability: A Cardiac Proteome Study in the SILAC Mouse)
    • Matthias Mann, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany (High resolution, quantitative mass spectrometry: a toolbox for biomedical research)
    Win €1000 travel grant
    PhD students and postdocs are invited to present a poster. NPC project groups are expected to present at least one poster. The NPC will award the three best posters with a travel grant of €1000. The travel grant can be used for a journey abroad to attend a conference or summer school which is immediately related to the research. Poster titles should be submitted no later than 7 January 2011 via the website of the NPC. For more information, online registration and poster submission, please go to: www.netherlandsproteomicscentre.nl Attendance is free, but registration is required. In case you have any further questions, please contact the NPC office at progressmeeting@removethis.npc.genomics.nl or +31 (0)30 253 4564. ]]>
    International Seminar: Molecular Networks in Cancer and Innate Immunity http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/international-seminar-molecular-networks-in-cancer-and-innate-immunity/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/international-seminar-molecular-networks-in-cancer-and-innate-immunity/ Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:50:00 +0100 01 Feb 2011 - Seminar by Ilya Smulevich (Institute of Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington, USA). He will discuss integrative methods in systems biology aimed at... Kickoff meeting: Cancer Systems Biology http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/kickoff-meeting-cancer-systems-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/kickoff-meeting-cancer-systems-biology/ Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:24:00 +0100 04 Feb 2011 - On February 4, 2011, 3 NWO Systems Biology Centres will be organising a kickoff symposium on Cancer Systems Biology in collaboration with The...
  • Cancer Systems Biology Center, NKI-AVL, Amsterdam
  • Center for Systems Biology and Bioenergetics, Radboud University, Nijmegen
  • The Systems Biology Centre for Metabolism and Ageing, University of Groningen
  • Registration is required before 10 December 2010. Attendance is free of charge. The number of available seats is limited, so register early! For more information, please find a pdf-file with the program below or visit the website mentioned below.]]>
    PCDI postdoc Retreat 2011 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/pcdi-tdoc-retreat-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/pcdi-tdoc-retreat-2011/ Wed, 01 Dec 2010 10:44:00 +0100 16 Feb 2011 18 Feb 2011 - The PCDI Postdoc Retreat is a 3-day course, specifically targeting early career researchers in the Life Sciences focused on personal, professional...
    No matter how talented or passionate you are about science, positions in academia are scarce and only 1 out of 10 PhDs will eventually make it to a principle investigator. At the PCDI Postdoc Retreat you will hear what alternatives you have. And whether you choose for a career within academia or somewhere else, at the retreat you will find out what you can do to increase your chances to succeed. You will see that it involves more than your publication record and winning grants alone!

    Together with 80 - 100 other postdocs and final year PhD students, you will discover what your career options are, what is important to you as regard to choosing your career and how to take charge of your future. Next to inspiring keynote lectures by successful PhDs in Life Sciences who followed different career paths, you will attend 3 training workshops to:
    • Discover your talents
    • Better present yourself
    • Enhance your transferable skills
    Free participation for 25 NGI postdocs/PhD students http://www.pcdi.nl/postdoc-retreat-2011/retreat-2011-funding-registration.html For more information, please visit the website mentioned below.

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    FEBS-SystemsX-SysBio2011: From Molecules To Function http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/febs-systemsx-sysbio2011-from-molecules-to-function/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/febs-systemsx-sysbio2011-from-molecules-to-function/ Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:24:00 +0100 26 Feb 2011 04 Mar 2011 - Joint FEBS/SystemsX Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology Organizing Institutions: FEBS: The Federation of European Biochemical Societies is one of the largest organizations in European life sciences, with nearly 40.000 members distributed among 36 Constituent Societies and 7 Associated Member Societies in 43 countries. FEBS seeks to promote, encourage and support biochemistry, molecular cell biology and molecular biophysics throughout Europe in a variety of ways. SystemX.ch: The Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology is currently the biggest research initiative underway in Switzerland with the mandate to promote Systems Biology. It is a consortium with nine universities and three research institutions as partners. The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supervises and safeguards the quality of the research and the initiative as a whole.  ]]> TBI 2011: The Joint Summits on Translational Science (TBI & CRI) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/tbi-2011-the-joint-summits-on-translational-science-tbi-cri/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/tbi-2011-the-joint-summits-on-translational-science-tbi-cri/ Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:45:00 +0200 07 Mar 2011 09 Mar 2011 - AMIA is organising the 2011 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI). The TBI Summit will be part of the Joint Summits on Translational...
    As in previous years, the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics will aim to highlight the trans-disciplinary nature of this now-burgeoning research field and provide a unique opportunity to bring together the finest minds in translational bioinformatics from the academia, industry, government and non-profit sectors. For more information about the summit and for registration and paper submission, please visit the conference website.]]>
    2011 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/2011-summit-on-translational-bioinformatics-tbi/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/2011-summit-on-translational-bioinformatics-tbi/ Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:22:00 +0100 07 Mar 2011 09 Mar 2011 - The TBI Summit will be held on March 7th-9th, 2011, in San Francisco, California as part of the Joint Summits on Translational Science. Since 2008,...
  • Concepts, Tools and Techniques to Enable Integrative Translational Bioinformatics
  • Integrative Analysis of Molecular and Clinical Measurements
  • Representing and Relating Phenotypes and Disease for Translational Bioinformatics
  • Bridging Basic Science Discoveries and Clinical Practice
  • Reflecting on the position of translational bioinformatics in medical research and ultimately in clinical care, the 2011 Scientific Program Committee and Advisory Committee strives to design a comprehensive scientific program with a complementary set of tutorials, lectures, panels, and posters that are designed to feature the latest innovative deployment and translation of biomedical informatics research products to biomedical research and clinical care. ]]>
    Landelijke Reizende DNA-Lab Dag http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/landelijke-reizende-dna-lab-dag/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/landelijke-reizende-dna-lab-dag/ Wed, 02 Mar 2011 13:28:00 +0100 11 Mar 2011 - High school teachers are invited for the DNA-Lab On The Road meeting on March 11. NBIC organizes workshops during this day. Below, you can find... Schrijf u nu in! Deelname aan de dag kost 90 euro. Het programma duurt van 9.00u - 16.00u. Wat kunt u verwachten?
    • Evolutiebioloog Prof. Dr. Bas Zwaan vertelt over interacties tussen genetica en omgeving;
    • Dr. Marie-José Goumans, lid van De Jonge Akademie, spreekt over haar onderzoek naar het gebruik van stamcellen bij regeneratieve therapie voor het hart;
    • workshops met direct-in-de-klas-toepasbare ideeën en materialen;
    • workshops van de Reizende DNA-labs zelf.
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    Symposium: Bioinformatics for Metabolomics and Fluxomics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/symposium-bioinformatics-for-metabolomics-and-fluxomics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/symposium-bioinformatics-for-metabolomics-and-fluxomics/ Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:11:00 +0100 11 Mar 2011 - On March 11, 2011 a small symposium is organized at the VU University Amsterdam. Program: 9.00-9.30h: Predicting metabolic functions of Creatine... Program: 9.00-9.30h: Predicting metabolic functions of Creatine Kinase: a multiscale "sloppy" modeling approach
    Hannes Hetling, M.Sc., Ph.D. student Bioinformatics, Centre for Integrative Bioinformatics, VU University Amsterdam. 9.30-10.00h: Metabolomics studies for identification of drug induced side effects in rheumatoid arthritis
    Wynand Alkema, Dr., Head of Bioinformatics EU, Merck Sharpe & Dohme. 10.00-10.30h: Burning fat - understanding the role of PPAR-delta in regulating systemic metabolism
    Jules Griffin, Dr., Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. 10.30-10.45h: Coffee break 10.45-11.15h: TBA
    Thomas Hankemeier, Prof. Dr., Professor of Analytical Bioscience, University of Leiden, Scientific Director Netherlands Metabolomics Centre. 11.15-11.45h: Isotopic analysis of cellular glutamine metabolism: linking fluxes and enzymatic reactions
    Joanne Kelleher, Prof. Dr., Emeritus Professor of Physiology, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Research Scientist / Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Associate Physiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital. This symposium is coupled to the PhD Defense of Thomas Binsl: Title of the thesis:
    Fluxes of Life - Bioinformatics for Metabolic Flux Quantification in Isotopic Non-Steady-State Date and location:
    March 11, 2011, Aula of the VU University Amsterdam, 13.45h Abstract:
    Life is a continuous process and constantly asking for the right adjustments that ensure the survival of a life form under changing environmental conditions. A very suitable reflection of such dynamic changes can be found in the way of how food is broken down and transformed into energy. This is commonly known as metabolism and present in all living organism.
    Although much is known about the interconnections of the breakdown products, there is a huge lack of knowledge with respect to metabolic fluxes, which describe the dynamic transformation of one breakdown product into another. This absence is a huge obstacle for modeling and understanding metabolism in humans, animals and microorganisms. Hence, this thesis is devoted to fluxomics, the study of metabolic fluxes. Fluxomics studies are quite complex and suffer from several bottlenecks such as non-intuitive mathematical models or difficult experimental situations. To address some of these impediments this thesis introduces multiple computer programs for the simulation and quantification of metabolic fluxes. The computer programs make it possible to investigate metabolism under a range of different conditions and were used to study the metabolism of the heart and gut.
    The new insights achieved in the studies provide a potential basis for the development and testing of new drug candidates against Ischemic Heart Disease, which is the leading cause of death in the western world. In addition, they facilitate to achieve more control over our gut and may finally help to develop personalized nutrition to optimize digestion and health.]]>
    BioCafé RSG Netherlands: 'Scientific Poster Design' http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biocafe-rsg-netherlands-scientific-poster-design/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biocafe-rsg-netherlands-scientific-poster-design/ Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:49:00 +0100 14 Mar 2011 - The RSG Netherlands invites you to their BioCafé on March 14th, 16:00 in Utrecht. Subject: "Scientific Poster design" Do you want to know... "Scientific Poster design" Do you want to know what it takes to make a good poster? Going for the poster-prize at upcoming conferences? hear the do's and don'ts at the next BioCafé. Marco Mok from DM Creative Communicatie will show us how to design an attractive scientific poster while paying attention to fonts, colours and images. Bring your own poster. At the end of the meeting there will be a discussion about each others work. Registration for this event is required, so please send an e-mail with your name, institute and whether you want to eat dinner with us after the the BioCafé. Where: Poort van Kleef (second floor of Café Carré), Mariaplaats, Utrecht This BioCafé is sponsored by Celgene. The RSG is supported by NBIC.]]> BioCafé RSG Netherlands: 'Scientific Poster Design' http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/biocafe-rsg-netherlands-scientific-poster-design-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/biocafe-rsg-netherlands-scientific-poster-design-1/ Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:49:00 +0100 14 Mar 2011 - The RSG Netherlands invites you to their BioCafé on March 14th, 16:00 in Utrecht. Subject: "Scientific Poster design" Do you want to know... "Scientific Poster design" Do you want to know what it takes to make a good poster? Going for the poster-prize at upcoming conferences? hear the do's and don'ts at the next BioCafé. Marco Mok from DM Creative Communicatie will show us how to design an attractive scientific poster while paying attention to fonts, colours and images. Bring your own poster. At the end of the meeting there will be a discussion about each others work. Registration for this event is required, so please send an e-mail with your name, institute and whether you want to eat dinner with us after the the BioCafé. Where: Poort van Kleef (second floor of Café Carré), Mariaplaats, Utrecht This BioCafé is sponsored by Celgene. The RSG is supported by NBIC.]]> Conference on Integrative Bioinformatics (IB2011) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/conference-on-integrative-bioinformatics-ib2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/conference-on-integrative-bioinformatics-ib2011/ Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:52:00 +0100 21 Mar 2011 23 Mar 2011 - The 2011International Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatics (IB2011) will take place from 21 to 23 of March, 2011 in Wageningen (the Netherlands)....
    You are invited to register for the conference, and to send in an abstract for a presentation for the conference. Accepted abstracts will be invited for a presentation at the conference, and will also be invited to send in a full manuscript, to be published (after peer reviewing) in the Special IB2011 Issue of the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics. The deadline for sending in an extended abstract was January 15th but has been extended with one week; submissions should not exceed 4 pages. Authors will be informed of acceptance before February 1st. There are also opportunities for presenting posters and software demonstrations at the Symposium. The deadline for sending in abstracts for posters or a software demo is February 15th, 2011.

    The conference website is open for registration and abstract submission now, and can be found at www.bioinformatics.nl/ib2011/.

    IB2011 is organized by Wageningen University, the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben and IMBio e.V.  

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    Conference: Enabling Systems Biology: registrations now open! http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/conference-enabling-systems-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/conference-enabling-systems-biology/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100 11 Apr 2011 14 Apr 2011 - The conference "Enabling Systems Biology" is a one-off conference focusing on the interface between computational approaches in systems...
    More information can be found at: http://www.enfin.org/page.php?page=esb

    Confirmed Speakers are:
    • Ewan Birney (EBI, Cambridge, UK)
    • Christine Orengo (UCL, London)
    • James Adjaye (MPI, Berlin)
    • Giulio Superti-Furga (CMM, Vienna)
    • Geoff Barton (U. Dundee, Dundee)
    • Michael Boutros (DKFZ, Heidelberg)
    • Martha Bulyk (Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, US)
    • Gianni Cesareni (U. Tor Vergata, Rome)
    • Bertie Goettgens (CIMR, Cambridge, UK)
    • John Hancock (MRC Harwell, UK)
    • Jean-Karim Heriche (EMBL, Heidelberg)
    • Jaap Heringa (VU, Netherlands)
    • Henning Hermjakob (EBI, Cambridge, UK)
    • Edda Klipp (Humboldt University, Berlin)
    • Xuedong Liu (U Colorado, Boulder)
    • Tomi Makela (U Helsinki, Finland)
    • Aristidis Moustakas (Ludwig Institute, Uppsala)
    • Stuart Newfeld (Tempe, Arizon)
    • Erich Nigg (BioZentrum, Zurich)
    • Christos Ouzounis (Institute of Agrobiotechnology, Thessaloniki)
    • Bernhard Palsson (UCSD, San Diego)
    • Dietmar Schomburg  (Technical University Braunschweig)
    • Eran Segal (Weizmann Institute, Jerusalem)
    • Peter Sorger (Harvard, Cambridge, US)
    • Alfonso Valencia (CNIO, Madrid)
    • Jaak Vilo (Quretec, Tartu)
    • Hans Westerhoff (University of Manchester, Manchester)
    • Ioannis Xenarios (SIB, Geneva)
    The Enabling Systems Biology conference is organized by the European Network of Excellence ENFIN, which develops infrastructure for data integration, bioinformatics tools and assessment to enhance Systems Biology in Europe.]]>
    Conference: Comparative and Regulatory Genomics in Plants http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/conference-comparative-and-regulatory-genomics-in-plants/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/conference-comparative-and-regulatory-genomics-in-plants/ Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:59:00 +0200 11 Apr 2011 12 Apr 2011 - Friendly reminder: the registration deadline is March 31st 2011. Full programme is available at... http://bioinformatics.psb.ugent.be/crg_event/conference/programme The first international Conference on Comparative and Regulatory Genomics in Plants will be held at VIB - Ghent University, Belgium April 11-12, 2011. This conference will give an overview of the most recent developments in plant genomics and will discuss the integration of experimental high-throughput data with computational approaches to study gene functions, genome organization and transcriptional regulation. A panel of international invited speakers includes experts in the field of plant next-gen genome sequencing, genome evolution, comparative transcriptomics, ChIP profiling and plant regulatory networks. More information including invited + contributed speakers is available here: http://bioinformatics.psb.ugent.be/crg_event/conference/about ]]> NBIC BioAssist Hackathon - April 2011 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-bioassist-hackathon-april-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-bioassist-hackathon-april-2011/ Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:59:00 +0100 13 Apr 2011 14 Apr 2011 - All BioAssist developers and developers involved in BioAssists task forces are invited to come to the BioAssist hackathon. It will be held April... https://wiki.nbic.nl/index.php/NBIC_Hackathon_April_2011 ]]> ISNB 2011: The 8th International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/the-8th-international-symposium-on-networks-in-bioinformatics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/the-8th-international-symposium-on-networks-in-bioinformatics/ Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:20:00 +0100 14 Apr 2011 15 Apr 2011 - The 8th International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics (ISNB 2011) is scheduled on 14 and 15 April 2011 and is likely to continue its success... http://isnb.amc.uva.nl/isnb2011/ ]]> Genome Imputation meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/imputation-day/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/imputation-day/ Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:09:00 +0200 14 Apr 2011 - On April 14th the biobanking taskforce organises together with VU Amsterdam an Imputation day. During this day we will discuss several imputation... Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress Webcast http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/sage-bionetworks-commons-congress-webcast/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/sage-bionetworks-commons-congress-webcast/ Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:32:00 +0200 15 Apr 2011 16 Apr 2011 - Join the online webcast webcast of the 2011 Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress on April 15th&16th. The free webcast will feature international... th&16th. The free webcast will feature international thought leaders in research, industry, policy, patient advocacy, foundations and government charting a disruptive course forward on human data management and public engagement in biomedical research. More information at www.sagecongress.org

    Date:                     April 15-16, 2011 beginning at 8:00 AM PDT
    Webcast URL:       http://bit.ly/htNpUR
    Congress Agenda:  http://sagecongress.org/WP/2011agenda The second Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress will be held in San Francisco on April 15-16, 2011. The theme will be the move towards personalized, patient-driven medicine, and the role that Sage Bionetworks can play in that transition. Expect reports from the Sage Federation, Working Groups, and exciting projects like SageCite, poster sessions and evening activities. The agenda is available on the linked web page and will be updated as the program is confirmed.]]>
    NBIC Conference 2011 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-conference-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-conference-2011/ Tue, 07 Sep 2010 14:45:00 +0200 19 Apr 2011 20 Apr 2011 - Mark your calendar for the next NBIC Conference on April 19 and 20 in Lunteren, the Netherlands. NBIC Conference 2011 on April 19 & 20 in Lunteren, the Netherlands! More information about the conference, a conference website and a registration form is available on the conference website: http://conference.nbic.nl. An impression of the NBIC Conference 2010 can be found here. NBIC Office: Femke Francissen
    tel.: +31 (0)24 3619500
    e-mail: office@removethis.nbic.nl ]]>
    IOP Genomics Symposium 'Food for thought and Health' http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/iop-genomics-symposium-food-for-thought-and-health/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/iop-genomics-symposium-food-for-thought-and-health/ Fri, 14 Jan 2011 14:30:00 +0100 27 Apr 2011 - On April 27 at 13 hrs. an IOP Genomics Symposium ‘Food for thought and Health’ is organized at the Grand Hotel Karel V, Utrecht. The symposium shows...
  • A screening platform to understand energy metabolism;
  • Antibodies to combat neurological and neuromuscular diseases;
  • Biomarkers of ageing: why some people live longer than others;
  • Creating healthier food using nutrigenomics;
  • Inflammation in obesity-induced type 2 diabetes: new diagnostic markers and interventional targets.
  • A detailed programme will follow. Registration: Attendance is free of charge, but since participation is limited, registration is necessary. Save the date and register by sending an e-mail to iopinfo@removethis.agentschapnl.nl  More information? Contact the IOP Genomics Programme Office: Tonnie Rijkers and Annelies van Ravestijn, by phone 088-6025496 or e-mail: iopinfo@removethis.agentschapnl.nl ]]>
    Spring Meeting of the VOC "Robust Methods" http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/spring-meeting-of-the-voc-robust-methods/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/spring-meeting-of-the-voc-robust-methods/ Wed, 04 May 2011 09:48:00 +0200 13 May 2011 - The Dutch/Flemish Classification Society (called VOC: http://www.voc.ac) organizes two scientific meetings per year. The 2011 Spring Meeting will be... http://www.voc.ac) organizes two scientific meetings per year. The 2011 Spring Meeting will be held on Friday May 13 in the centre of Antwerp and is on "Robust Methods". Keynote speakers are Stefan Van Aelst (Ghent University) and Marco Riani (Parma University). Those who would like to participate are welcome and are kindly requested to register by sending an e-mail to meeting@removethis.voc.ac with subject ‘Registration Spring Meeting 2011’ and including name and affiliation in the body of the e-mail. Participation is free, lunch is available for 10 Euros and must be requested upon registration. Registration deadline: May 10th.

    We hope to welcome you in Antwerp.]]>
    2011 Galaxy Community Conference http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/2011-galaxy-community-conference/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/2011-galaxy-community-conference/ Fri, 04 Feb 2011 13:33:00 +0100 25 May 2011 26 May 2011 - We are pleased to announce the 2011 Galaxy Community Conference, being held May 25-26 in Lunteren, The Netherlands. This year the conference is... We are pleased to announce the 2011 Galaxy Community Conference, being held May 25-26 in Lunteren, The Netherlands. This year the conference is co-organized by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC). The meeting will feature two full days of presentations and discussion on extending Galaxy to use new tools and data sources, deploying Galaxy at your organization, and best practices for using Galaxy to further your own and your community's research. Overview
    This event aims to engage a broader community of developers, data producers, tool creators, and core facility and other research hub staff to become an active part of the Galaxy community. We'll cover defining resources in the Galaxy framework, increasing their visibility and making them easier to use and integrate with other resources, how to extend Galaxy to use custom data sources and custom tools, and best practices for using Galaxy in your organization.

    Additional topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Talks submitted by the Galaxy community 
    • Integration of tools (including NGS analysis tools) and distributed job management 
    • Deployment of Galaxy instances on local resources and on the Cloud 
    • Management of large datasets with the Galaxy Library System 
    • Using the Galaxy LIMS functionality at NGS sequencing facilities 
    • Visualizing Data without leaving Galaxy 
    • Performing reproducible research 
    • Performing and sharing complex analyses with Workflows 
    • An "Introduction to Galaxy" session, offered on May 24, for Galaxy newcomers
    Registration
    The conference fee is €100 on or before April 24, and €120 after that. The meeting is being held at the Conference Centre De Werelt in Lunteren, The Netherlands, which is also the conference hotel. You are encouraged to register early, as space at the hotel (and at the "Intro to Galaxy" session) is limited and is likely to fill up before the conference itself does. Go to the registration page.

    Abstract submission
    Abstracts are now being accepted for short oral presentations. Proposals on any topic of interest to the Galaxy community are welcome and encouraged. The abstract submission deadline is the end of February 28. More information about the abstract submission.

    Sponsors
    The 2011 Galaxy Community Conference is co-sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC). About Galaxy
    Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. Accessibility: Galaxy enables users without programming experience to easily specify parameters and run tools and workflows.
    Reproducibility: Galaxy captures all information necessary so that any user can repeat and understand a complete computational analysis.
    Transparency: Galaxy enables users to share and publish analyses via the web and create Pages--interactive, web-based documents that describe a complete analysis. Galaxy is open source for all organizations. The public Galaxy service (http://usegalaxy.org) makes analysis tools, genomic data, tutorial demonstrations, persistent workspaces, and publication services available to any scientist that has access to the Internet. Local Galaxy servers can be set up by downloading the Galaxy application and customizing it to meet particular needs. We are looking forward to a great conference and hope to see you in Lunteren!

    The Galaxy and NBIC Teams]]>
    Workshop 'Toward Systems Biology' http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/toward-systems-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/toward-systems-biology/ Mon, 09 May 2011 11:24:00 +0200 30 May 2011 01 Jun 2011 - Recent advances in experimental techniques for molecular cell biology have provided a wealth of information concerning numerous low-level mechanisms... www-tsb-workshop.imag.fr]]> ICCS 2011 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/iccs-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/iccs-2011/ Wed, 01 Dec 2010 11:07:00 +0100 01 Jun 2011 03 Jun 2011 - Theme ICCS 2011: The Ascent of Computational Excellence in the Land of the Rising Sun
    The theme for ICCS 2011 in Tsukuba is "The Ascent of Computational Excellence in the Land of the Rising Sun", to mark the continued progress in computational science theory and practice, leading to greatly improved applications in science. This conference will be a unique event focusing on recent developments in methods and modelling of complex systems for diverse areas of science, scalable scientific algorithms, advanced software tools, computational grids, advanced numerical methods, and novel application areas where the above novel models, algorithms and tools can be efficiently applied such as physical systems, computational and systems biology, environmental systems, finance, and others. ]]>
    9th International Conference on Chemical Structures (ICCS) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/9th-international-conference-on-chemical-structures-iccs/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/9th-international-conference-on-chemical-structures-iccs/ Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:44:00 +0100 05 Jun 2011 09 Jun 2011 - The International Conference on Chemical Structures brings together an international audience interested in handling chemical structures and related... Scientific Program
    The 9th International Conference on Chemical Structures (ICCS) is seeking presentations of novel research and emerging technologies for the following plenary sessions:
    • Cheminformatics
    • Structure-Activity and Structure-Property Prediction
    • Structure-Based Drug Design and Virtual Screening
    • Analysis of Large Chemistry Spaces
    • Integrated Chemical Information
    • Dealing with Biological Complexity
    For more detailed information about the program and abstract submission please visit the conference website. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 January 2011. The nineth in the series of these respected triennial conferences will be held from 5-9 June, 2011 at the beautiful Conference Center in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. The conference is jointly organized by:
    • Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society (CINF)
    • Chemical Structure Association Trust (CSA Trust)
    • Division of Chemical Information and Computer Science of the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)
    • Chemistry-Information-Computer Division of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
    • Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)
    • Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
    • Swiss Chemical Society (SCS)
    The conference will start with a keynote address on Sunday afternoon followed by a traditional Rijsttafel dinner. Six plenary sessions and a poster session are planned during the remaining 3.5 days of the conference.

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    Workshop on Dynamic Distributed Data-Intensive Applications, Programming Abstractions, and Systems (3DAPAS) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/workshop-on-dynamic-distributed-data-intensive-applications-programming-abstractions-and-systems/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/workshop-on-dynamic-distributed-data-intensive-applications-programming-abstractions-and-systems/ Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:43:00 +0100 08 Jun 2011 - To be held in conjunction with HPDC-2011. Part of the: 2nd International Emerging Computational Methods for the Life Sciences Workshop. There has... http://sites.google.com/site/3dapas/  ]]> IWSG-Life 2011 (3rd International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/iwsg-life-2011-3rd-international-workshop-on-science-gateways-for-life-sciences/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/iwsg-life-2011-3rd-international-workshop-on-science-gateways-for-life-sciences/ Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:38:00 +0100 08 Jun 2011 10 Jun 2011 - IWSG-Life’11 will bring together scientists from the field of life sciences, bioinformatics and computer science. The aim is to exchange experience,... http://www.cpc.wmin.ac.uk/iwsg2011 Call for papers: There are three alternatives for researchers to present their work: talks, lightning talks, and demonstration sessions. Submission of a full paper may result in a talk, submission of an abstract may result in an lightning talk or a demonstration. Authors of best papers will be invited to submit a significantly extended and updated version of their paper into the Journal of Grid Computing for a Special Issue on Science Gateways. For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/a/staff.westminster.ac.uk/iwsg-life2011/call-for-papers  ]]> Teacher Training Bioinformatics@school (kopie 1) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/teacher-training-bioinformaticsschool-kopie-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/teacher-training-bioinformaticsschool-kopie-1/ Thu, 12 May 2011 14:27:00 +0200 08 Jun 2011 - Since the first training was a succes, Bioinformatics@school will organize her second teacher training for high school teachers. This training will... first training was a succes, Bioinformatics@school will organize her second teacher training for high school teachers. This training will take place on the 8th of July in Groningen. More information will follow in Dutch: Ontwerp je eigen bioinformatica-opdracht!
    Nascholing bioinformatica in de klas, woensdag 8 juni 2011, Groningen
    • Maak een stamboom
    • Vind genen in de databank
    • Bekijk een eiwit
    WAAROM?
    Of het nu over ecologie, evolutie of celbiologie gaat; elke tak van biologisch onderzoek maakt tegenwoordig gebruik van genetische databanken en programma’s om genen en eiwitten te vergelijken en weer te geven. Die databanken en programma’s zijn in het onderwijs goed te benutten! VOOR WIE?
    Biologiedocenten die lesgeven in het voortgezet onderwijs aan de bovenbouw havo en vwo, en hun onderwijs willen verbeteren ten aanzien van de moleculaire onderwerpen DNA en eiwitten.
    Een bijzonder kenmerk van deze nascholing is dat we ook expliciet leerlingen uitnodigen. Zo maken ook zij kennis met technieken die ze in life sciences zullen tegenkomen, en kunnen samen met docenten meedenken over lesmateriaal. HOE? 
    Voor leerlingen is de dag gratis, aan docenten vragen we €25,-. Dit is inclusief lunch, hapjes, drankjes en lesmateriaal.  PROGRAMMA
    09:30 Inloop met koffie en thee
    09:45 Welkomstwoord
    10:00 Lezing met opdrachten van een Groningse bioinformaticus, Dr. M. Noback
    11:00 Pauze
    11:10 Lezing met opdrachten van Hienke Sminia over bioinformatica als didactisch hulpmiddel
    12:15 Lunch
    13:15 Zelf een opdracht maken - met ondersteuning van NaviGene kunt u zelf aan de slag met programma’s en databanken.
    14:45 Pauze
    15:00 Vervolg: Zelf een opdracht maken
    15:30 Afsluiting
    16:30 Hapjes en drankjes Ook na deze dag gaat de nascholing door. U  kunt contact houden met de organisatoren en de andere docenten om uw materiaal te optimaliseren en uit te wisselen. INSCHRIJVEN?
    Meer informatie over de training en inschrijven kan via hienke.sminia@removethis.nbic.nl  THUIS UITPROBEREN?
    Zoek uit op welk chromosoom het gen voor amylase ligt en of dit om één of meerdere genen gaat.
    1. Open http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/guide
    2. Dit is een overzicht van organismen waarvan het genoom bekend is. Klik op de regel naast ‘human’ op de M (map viewer).
    3. Je ziet een overzicht van chromosomen. Vul linksboven ‘amylase’ in en klik op 'Find'.
    Deze nascholing wordt u aangeboden door Bioinformaticaindeklas (www.nbic.nl) en Hanzehogeschool Groningen.]]>
    Opening Designers & Artists 4 Genomics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/opening-designers-artists-4-genomics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/opening-designers-artists-4-genomics/ Mon, 23 May 2011 10:26:00 +0200 16 Jun 2011 - The official opening of the exhibition of the projects of the winners of the Designers & Artists Award Genomics 4 (DA4GA) will be on June 16, in... opening@removethis.ncbnaturalis.nl, please mention ‘design’. The exhibition within the framework of LiveScience is open for visitors from June 17 until Januari 2011. On December 8, 2010 the winners of the Designers & Artists Award Genomics 4 (DA4GA) were presented by Robert Dijkgraaf. DA4GA is the contest where art, design and life sciences meet. DA4GA aims to promote Bio Art and make visible the significance and diversity of Genomics Research. Bio Art is an art practice in which the medium is living matter and the works of art are produced in laboratories and/or artists’ studios. Three winning proposals were awarded with € 25,000, to be spend on its realization. ]]> 4th Benelux next-generation sequencing meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/4th-benelux-next-generation-sequencing-meeting/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/4th-benelux-next-generation-sequencing-meeting/ Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 21 Jun 2011 - This year we present the fourth BeNeLux NGS meeting. At this one-day annual meeting we expect approximately 200 scientists involved/interested in... KAUST Workshop on quantitative biology: a matter of perspective http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/kaust-workshop-on-quantitative-biology-a-matter-of-perspective/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/kaust-workshop-on-quantitative-biology-a-matter-of-perspective/ Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:17:00 +0100 22 Jun 2011 24 Jun 2011 - Twentyfive years ago, Cyrus Chothia and Arthur Lesk published a seminal paper that illustrated the promise of quantitative computational...
  • The official language of the workshop will be English.
  • Registraton cost is 30 Euro  (reduced to 20 Euro for members of the Italian Bioinformatics Society http://www.bioinformatics.it provided they have regularly paid their annual subscription for 2011).
  • Attendance is limited. A first-come first serve scheme will be applied.
  • There is no provision for posters at the meeting site.
  • For further information, please visit http://www.biocomputing.it/quantbiol ]]>
    9th Basel Computational Biology Conference "Multiscale Modeling" http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/9th-bc2-basel-computational-biology-conference-multiscale-modeling/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/9th-bc2-basel-computational-biology-conference-multiscale-modeling/ Wed, 06 Apr 2011 09:05:00 +0200 23 Jun 2011 24 Jun 2011 - The 9th [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference "Multiscale Modeling" will take place on June 23 & 24, 2011 at the congress center... th [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference "Multiscale Modeling" will take place on June 23 & 24, 2011 at the congress center Basel. Registration and poster submission are now open on the conference web site.

    Poster submission
    The organizing committee would like to invite all interested participants and conference attendees to consider presenting a poster. They are soliciting high-quality research posters in all aspects of computational biology, systems biology, bioinformatics, biophysics, modeling and simulation. Submission deadline for poster abstracts is May 15, 2011.

    Registration
    Online registration for the meeting is open now. Early registration deadline is May 15, 2011. Please visit the conference website for details and on-line registration: http://www.bc2.ch/2011/ ]]>
    BioCafe in Utrecht: "Bioinformatics: when ethics counts" http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biocafe-in-utrecht-about-ethics-genetics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biocafe-in-utrecht-about-ethics-genetics/ Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0200 28 Jun 2011 - On Tuesday the 28th of June the PhD-students network RSG Netherlands is organizing another BioCafe with a new and exciting area of research in... NBIC PhD school course Comparative Genomics. Programme
    The speaker of the BioCafe will be Dr. Jeantine E. Lunshof, a philosopher and bioethicist in the field of human genetics and genomics, and systems biology. She has been an ethics consultant of genetics department of Harvard medical school since 2006.

    To know more about her and her achievements go to the following link http://www.bio.vu.nl/microb/personnel/jeantine_lunshof/index.html

    The presentation will be given in a café in Utrecht (t.b.a.), where there will be ample opportunity to have informal talks with Dr. Jeantine, her experiences working in Harvard medical school. And last, but not least this BioCafe will provide you the platform to connect with your fellow young researchers within the field of Bioinformatics. Registration
    Registration for this event is required, so please send an e-mail to rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org  with your name, institute and whether you want to join the dinner (at your own costs) after the BioCafé.


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    BioCafe in Utrecht: "Bioinformatics: when ethics counts" http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/biocafe-in-utrecht-bioinformatics-when-ethics-counts/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/biocafe-in-utrecht-bioinformatics-when-ethics-counts/ Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0200 28 Jun 2011 - On Tuesday the 28th of June the PhD-students network RSG Netherlands is organizing another BioCafe with a new and exciting area of research in... NBIC PhD school course Comparative Genomics. Programme
    The speaker of the BioCafe will be Dr. Jeantine E. Lunshof, a philosopher and bioethicist in the field of human genetics and genomics, and systems biology. She has been an ethics consultant of genetics department of Harvard medical school since 2006.

    To know more about her and her achievements go to the following link http://www.bio.vu.nl/microb/personnel/jeantine_lunshof/index.html

    The presentation will be given in a café in Utrecht (t.b.a.), where there will be ample opportunity to have informal talks with Dr. Jeantine, her experiences working in Harvard medical school. And last, but not least this BioCafe will provide you the platform to connect with your fellow young researchers within the field of Bioinformatics. Registration
    Registration for this event is required, so please send an e-mail to rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org  with your name, institute and whether you want to join the dinner (at your own costs) after the BioCafé.


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    3rd BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/3rd-bioinformatics-industrial-user-platform-biup-meeting-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/3rd-bioinformatics-industrial-user-platform-biup-meeting-1/ Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:02:00 +0200 29 Jun 2011 - The BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) is a group of Dutch companies that use bioinformatics expertise and tools in research and... 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
    At June 29 the third BIUP meeting will be organized. During this meeting extra attention will be given to the Dutch Tech Center (DTL) initiative. DTL offers a strategic framework of interconnected life science technology facilities (techcentres).

    This meeting is open for delegates from industrial parties that use bioinformatics tools for research and product development. For more information about BIUP and registration for the meeting, please visit the BIUP website.]]>
    European Lab Automation Advances in Microarray Technology, Next-Gen Sequencing & AgriGenomics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/european-lab-automation-advances-in-microarray-technology-next-gen-sequencing-agrigenomics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/european-lab-automation-advances-in-microarray-technology-next-gen-sequencing-agrigenomics/ Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:45:00 +0200 30 Jun 2011 01 Jul 2011 - Select Biosciences would like to introduce you to the Advances in Microarray Technology, Next-Gen Sequencing and AgriGenomics conference streams.... here. * Registered conference delegates will be allowed access to all conference streams at European Lab Automation. ]]> Lipari CompBio 2011: Biological Sequence Analysis and High Throughput Technologies http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biological-sequence-analysis-and-high-throughput-technologies-lipari-compbio-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biological-sequence-analysis-and-high-throughput-technologies-lipari-compbio-2011/ Wed, 09 Feb 2011 09:59:00 +0100 02 Jul 2011 09 Jul 2011 - The dramatic rising of data being generated by high-throughput technologies,such as microarrays, ChIP-chip,ChIP-Seq data are opening a new universe...
  • methods for high-throughput and parallel sequencing
  • data Integrationand knowledge inference from high-throughput Genomic Experiments
  • Three special lectures will survey applications in the field of human diseases and cellular development. A series of tutorial will also be given, with the intent to complement the main lectures. These will provide snapshots of other areas that are perceived of relevance to the theme of the School. They range from introductory topics to sequence analysis to structural biology. Two kinds of participants are welcome.
    • Students: Participants who are expected to do afternoon courseworks and take a final exam (The grades will be given following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. According to our university rules passing the final exam gives right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program.
    • Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.
    Registration:
    Registration is open. The registration fee is 450 Euros and covers course material, bus and hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport and social event. Late registration is 550 Euros. Deadline for application is May 1, 2011. Applicants are asked to include a short curriculum vitae and specify two professors whom letters of recommendation will be asked to, if deemed necessary. For more information, please visit: http://lipari.dmi.unict.it/LipariSchool/Bio/index.php ]]>
    Sixth Summer School on Advanced Statistics and Data Mining http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/sixth-summer-school-on-advanced-statistics-and-data-mining/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/sixth-summer-school-on-advanced-statistics-and-data-mining/ Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:51:00 +0200 04 Jul 2011 15 Jul 2011 - The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) again organizes the summerschool on 'Advanced Statistics and Data Mining' in Madrid between July4th and July... school on 'Advanced Statistics and Data Mining' in Madrid between July
    4th and July 15th. This year's programme comprises 17 courses divided in
    2 weeks. There are new 5 courses not previously offered in the previous
    edition. Attendees may register in each course independently.

    Registration is now open. Extended information on courses programme,
    price, venue, accommodation and transport is available at the school's
    website: http://www.dia.fi.upm.es/ASDM]]>
    NBIC HotTopics meeting: Gene regulatory interaction networks http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-gene-regulatory-interaction-networks/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-gene-regulatory-interaction-networks/ Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:10:00 +0200 12 Jul 2011 - The field of molecular biology is facing the challenge to bridge the data-knowledge gap. Clearly, the current data deluge is not automatically... elucidate and predict (gene) regulatory interactions from large biomolecular datasets, with special focus on recent novel biomolecular data types and ways of integrating them. Of particular interest are methods that employ a module based approach, i.e. summarization of data into modules and application of interaction inference between and within these modules. Keywords: regulatory interaction, networks, modules, high-throughput data You can find more information about the programme and registration here. NBIC HotTopics are a new series of NBIC meetings committed to bringing scientists together to discuss the concepts and methods on a hot topic in their research field. It should provide a platform to keep in touch with peers in the field and foster sharing of new insights, applications and collaborations. Therefore, the aim of the meeting is not to present the latest results of your own work, but rather to identify new trends and breakthroughs in the field in general.]]> 7th ISCB Student Council Symposium 2011 - Call for Abstracts http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/7th-iscb-student-council-symposium-2011-call-for-abstracts/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/7th-iscb-student-council-symposium-2011-call-for-abstracts/ Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:36:00 +0200 15 Jul 2011 - Submit your abstract today to participate in the 7th Symposium of the International Society for Computational Biology Student Council on July 15th... http://bit.ly/iscbsc-scs7-sub
    Travel Fellowship information: http://bit.ly/iscbsc-scs7-tsub
    General information: http://bit.ly/iscbsc-scs7  Important dates:
    January 31: Abstract and Travel Fellowship submission opens
    February 15: Travel Fellowships submission opens
    April 29: Abstract submission closes
    May 6: Travel Fellowships submission closes
    May 23: Travel Fellowship winners and Abstract acceptance notification]]>
    ISMB/ECCB 2011 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ismceccb-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ismceccb-2011/ Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:41:00 +0100 17 Jul 2011 19 Jul 2011 - The annual international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) is the major meeting of the International Society for... ISMB/ECCB 2011 closes on July 1. NBIC is sponsoring the ISMB/ECCB 2011 and willl be present with a exhibition booth in the exhibition hall. We invite you all to visit us at our stand! Scheduled NBIC technology track presentations during the ISMB/ECCB 2011:
    • July 17, 11:45 - 12:10:
      'Bringing bioinformatics to the classroom' by Hienke Sminia (NBIC)
    • July  18, 11:45 - 12:10:
      'End user tools for data interoperability' by Christine Chichester (NBIC - BioAssist Engineering team)
    • July 18, 12:15 - 12:40:
      'Enacting Taverna Workflows through Galaxy', by Kostas Karasavvas (NBIC-LUMC)
    Below you can find the booklet where you can find tools, course material and expertise you can use from NBIC.]]>
    BIOCOMP'11 The 2011 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biocomp11-the-2011-international-conference-on-bioinformatics-and-computational-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biocomp11-the-2011-international-conference-on-bioinformatics-and-computational-biology/ Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:22:00 +0100 18 Jul 2011 21 Jul 2011 - This is the 12th annual offering of BIOCOMP conference. You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be... http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/biocomp11 BIOCOMP'11 conference will be held simultaneously (same location and dates) with WORLDCOMP 2011 congress. For more information, refer to:     
    http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/ Important dates:                                                                                        
    March 31, 2011 Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
    April 20, 2011 Notification of acceptance (+/- 6 days)
    May 7, 2011 Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
    July 18-21, 2011 The 2011 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'11) Those who have submitted papers during the month of February will receive the decision on their papers by the end of March 2011.]]>
    BIOKDD'11 / DEXA'11 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biokdd11-dexa11/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biokdd11-dexa11/ Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:11:00 +0100 29 Aug 2011 02 Sep 2011 - 2nd International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (BIOKDD'11) held in parallel with 22nd International Conference on... 2nd International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (BIOKDD'11)
    held in parallel with
    22nd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications(DEXA’11) www.dexa.org With the development of Molecular Biology during the last decades, we are witnessing an exponential growth of both the volume and the complexity of biological data. For example, the Human Genome Project provided the sequence of the 3 billion DNA bases that constitute the human genome. And, consequently, we are provided too with the sequences of about 100,000 proteins. Therefore, we are entering the post-genomic era: after having focused so many efforts on the accumulation of data, we have now to focus as much effort, and even more, on the analysis of these data. Analyzing this huge volume of data is a challenging task because, not only, of its complexity and its multiple and numerous correlated factors, but also, because of the continuous evolution of our understanding of the biological mechanisms. Classical approaches of biological data analysis are no longer efficient and produce only a very limited amount of information, compared to the numerous and complex biological mechanisms under study. From here comes the necessity to use computer tools and develop new in silico high performance approaches to support us in the analysis of biological data and, hence, to help us in our understanding of the correlations that exist between, on one hand, structures and functional patterns of biological sequences and, on the other hand, genetic and biochemical mechanisms. Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) are a response to these new trends. Paper submission details:
    Authors are invited to submit electronically original contributions in English. Submitted papers should not exceed 5 pages in IEEE format www.ieee.org/web/publications/authors/transjnl/index.html. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of DEXA’11 Workshops with IEEE CSP. One of the authors of an accepted paper must register to DEXA’11 conference and present the paper at BIOKDD’11 workshop. For paper registration and electronic submission see http://confdriver.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dexa2011/, starting from January 2011.

    Extended versions of selected accepted papers will be published as chapters in a book, entitled Biological Knowledge Discovery Handbook: Preprocessing, Mining and Postprocessing of Biological Data, which will be published by Wiley, USA www.wiley.com.
     
    Important dates:
    Submission of Full Papers: March 30, 2011
    Notification of Acceptance: April 26, 2011
    Camera-ready Copies: May 23, 2011]]>
    Plant Genome Evolution Conference (Current opinion conference) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/plant-genome-evolution-conference-current-opinion-conference/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/plant-genome-evolution-conference-current-opinion-conference/ Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:02:00 +0200 04 Sep 2011 06 Sep 2011 - The first plant genome sequence, the one of the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana, was presented in December of the year 2000. The second one, of...
    The second Current Opinion Conference is dedicated to plant genome evolution. The conference will cover all areas of genomic and evolutionary research within this topic including new plant genome sequence projects, genome structure, genetic diversity, evolution, polyploidy, gene duplication, hybridization and heterosis, plants systems biology and bioinformatics. There are still a few seats available for the conference. Register here: https://conferences.elsevier.com/index.cfm]]>
    WABI'11, the 11th Workshop for Algorithms in Bioinformatics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/wabi11-the-11th-workshop-for-algorithms-in-bioinformatics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/wabi11-the-11th-workshop-for-algorithms-in-bioinformatics/ Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:04:00 +0200 05 Sep 2011 07 Sep 2011 - They are pleased to announce the call for papers for WABI'11, the 11th Workshop for Algorithms in Bioinformatics. WABI will be part of ALGO 2011, and... http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/members/sagot/htdocs/wabi2011/wabi2011.html ]]> Interactive workshop on Software Licensing Strategies http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/interactive-workshop-on-software-licensing-strategies/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/interactive-workshop-on-software-licensing-strategies/ Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:25:00 +0200 08 Sep 2011 - On September 8th 2011, the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre (NMC), the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands... SIB PhD Training Network, Workshop 2011, Bioinformatics in the Chalet http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/sib-phd-training-network-workshop-2011-bioinformatics-in-the-chalet/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/sib-phd-training-network-workshop-2011-bioinformatics-in-the-chalet/ Tue, 24 May 2011 13:55:00 +0200 11 Sep 2011 16 Sep 2011 - This workshop, based on a concept developed by Steve Stearns and John Maynard Smith, and shamelessly copied from the doctoral program in Ecology and...
    The main goal of this event is to develop the following skills:
    • expressing your scientific ideas through discussions in groups
    • thinking critically and expressing yourself clearly
    • turning a general idea into a research project
    • writing the research proposal and defending it

    • You, the students, will be in charge. Each of you will be assigned to a group of 4 or 5. You, as a group, will decide what are the important questions that you want to address, you will choose one, and attempt to develop a research proposal that will address it. The faculty will visit the groups during the discussions to answer your potential questions, provide coaching and give you feedback on your projects, but they will generally take the back seat. Additionally, the faculty will give informal talks about their research, and be available for informal discussion with individual students. At the end, you will present your projects to the other participants; we will have a last social event, and go home.

      Theoretical approaches and their practical application covered during the week will be of interest to both systems biology and bioinformatics PhD students who wish to become competent in the application of computational approaches to address biology at the systems level.
    Target audience
    PhD students of the SIB or PhD students doing a thesis in bioinformatics. A number of places are reserved for students from outside the SIB or Switzerland. Prerequisites: Background knowledge and interest in bioinformatics. Deadline for application: June 6, 2011 More information about the schedule, location and registration can be found here.]]>
    The Second International Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology (SASB 2011) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/the-second-international-workshop-on-static-analysis-and-systems-biology-sasb-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/the-second-international-workshop-on-static-analysis-and-systems-biology-sasb-2011/ Mon, 09 May 2011 11:26:00 +0200 13 Sep 2011 - A lot of biological models suffer from a high combinatorial complexity. Many methods have been proposed to break down this combinatorial complexity.... The goal of this workshop is to promote discussions and collaborations between biologists (modelers), computer scientists (in static analysis) and applied-mathematicians around the design and the use of static analysis methods for biological models. The second SASB will be co-located with SAS 2011 in Venice, Italy. Please visit the submission website. The program of SASB 2011 will consist mainly of presentations of refereed papers. Contributions are welcomed on all aspects about the use of static analysis methods in Systems Biology, including, but not limited to:
    • bottle-neck challenges for static analysis of biological models,
    • new static analysis frameworks,
    • modeling experiences using static analysis,
    • informal methods (that could be candidate to formalization and automatization).
    All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages including bibliography, and follow the ENTCS guidelines. Submitted papers may include, in addition, an appendix containing technical details, which reviewers may read or not, at their discretion. Papers must be written and presented in English, and describe original work that does not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings. For more information, visit: www.di.ens.fr/sasb2011 ]]>
    RSG company visit: Genetwister http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-company-visit-genetwister/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-company-visit-genetwister/ Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:06:00 +0200 16 Sep 2011 - Second company visit organised by Regional Student Group PhD student network RSG Netherlands invites you to their second Company Visit on September 16th, at Genetwister in Wageningen. Genetwister is an innovative biotechnology company, which was founded in 1998. Initially their focus was marker discovery for diagnostics and tool development for genetic modification, but over the years this shifted and expanded towards high throughput marker discovery and practical application and development of both genomic breeding and green biotechnology tools. The accumulating information on biomarker, genetics and gene expression databases required the development of advanced software for data storage, data analysis and visualization. Therefore a bioinformatics group was established in 2004. For more information you can read the short profile (pdf) of Genetwister. During the visit you will learn more about the work that is done in this company with an emphasize on the role of Bioinformatics. The RSG likes to close of the visit with drinks in a nearby pub and there will the possibility to join for dinner as well.

    Vist location: Genetwister:  Nieuwe Kanaal 7b, 6709PA, Wageningen
    Directions: http://www.genetwister.nl/contacteng.html Registration This visit provides the unique opportunity to get an inside look at this innovative biotechnology company! Please send an email to rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org to register. 

    For those interested in joining the RSG for dinner afterwards (at your own costs), please mention this in the e-mail as well.]]>
    RSG company visit: Genetwister http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organizations/rsg/events/detail/article/rsg-company-visit-genetwister-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organizations/rsg/events/detail/article/rsg-company-visit-genetwister-1/ Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:06:00 +0200 16 Sep 2011 - Second company visit organised by Regional Student Group PhD student network RSG Netherlands invites you to their second Company Visit on September 16th, at Genetwister in Wageningen. Genetwister is an innovative biotechnology company, which was founded in 1998. Initially their focus was marker discovery for diagnostics and tool development for genetic modification, but over the years this shifted and expanded towards high throughput marker discovery and practical application and development of both genomic breeding and green biotechnology tools. The accumulating information on biomarker, genetics and gene expression databases required the development of advanced software for data storage, data analysis and visualization. Therefore a bioinformatics group was established in 2004. For more information you can read the short profile (pdf) of Genetwister. During the visit you will learn more about the work that is done in this company with an emphasize on the role of Bioinformatics. The RSG likes to close of the visit with drinks in a nearby pub and there will the possibility to join for dinner as well.

    Vist location: Genetwister:  Nieuwe Kanaal 7b, 6709PA, Wageningen
    Directions: http://www.genetwister.nl/contacteng.html Registration This visit provides the unique opportunity to get an inside look at this innovative biotechnology company! Please send an email to rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org to register. 

    For those interested in joining the RSG for dinner afterwards (at your own costs), please mention this in the e-mail as well.]]>
    EMBL Symposium Cancer Genomics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/cancer-genomics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/cancer-genomics/ Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:44:00 +0200 17 Sep 2011 19 Sep 2011 - This symposium will provide an opportunity to learn about the rapidly progressing area of cancer genomics including presentations representing many... Discovery Festival http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/discovery-festival/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/discovery-festival/ Tue, 20 Sep 2011 16:10:00 +0200 23 Sep 2011 24 Sep 2011 - Discovery Festival is a nighttime festival with live scientific research, ultra short talks, science-related art, a high quality music programme, and... 'Foldit: Citizen Science'. Hannes Hettling, Punto Bawono and Hienke Sminia will guide you through the world of proteins and science. And challenging you to become a real scientist. Read more on the festival: http://www.discoveryfestival.nl Read more on Fold It: http://www.fold.it/ Read more on Citizen Science: http://discoveryfestival.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/citizen-science/]]> 5th International Chemometrics Research Meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/5th-international-chemometrics-research-meeting/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/5th-international-chemometrics-research-meeting/ Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:40:00 +0100 25 Sep 2011 29 Sep 2011 - The Dutch Chemometrics Society invites you to the 5th International Chemometrics Research Meeting. The meeting is organized under the auspices of...
  • Multivariate data analysis, calibration and classification,
  • Multi-block and multi-way methods,
  • Process Chemometrics,
  • -Omics related Chemometrics.
  • The current program including abstracts and the CV’s of the presenters can be found on the ICRM website website: www.icrm2011.org/program/program.html. For more information, visit: www.icrm2011.org For registration, visit: www.icrm2011.org/registration/registration.html ]]>
    Structural Bioinformatics meets Structural Biology http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/structural-bioinformatics-meets-structural-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/structural-bioinformatics-meets-structural-biology/ Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:55:00 +0200 27 Sep 2011 - Mutualism, commensalism or parasitism?
  • Torsten Schwede about "Progress and challenges in homology modeling"
  • Alexandre Bonvin about "Modeling macromolecular interactions"
  • Tom Burnley about "Molecular dynamics in crystallographic refinement"
  • Ewald Edink about "Design and structures of AchBP inhibitors"
  • The meeting is hosted by the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) in Amsterdam:
    NKI, Room Z4, 1st floor, Plesmanlaan 121,1066CX Amsterdam. Registration for poster session A poster session will run for the whole day. Please register your poster before September 12th by sending an abstract to a.perrakis@removethis.nki.nl indicating if you want your poster to be considered for a short oral presentation.]]>
    Systems Genetics: from man to microbe, from genotype to phenotype http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/systems-genetics-from-man-to-microbe-from-genotype-to-phenotype/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/systems-genetics-from-man-to-microbe-from-genotype-to-phenotype/ Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:26:00 +0200 29 Sep 2011 30 Sep 2011 - The availability of complete genome sequences from man and a wide range of other species, and the development of high-throughput technologies have...
  • Jun Wang (BGI, China) Sequencing, Sequencing and Sequencing
  • Matthias Heinemann (RUG, Netherlands) Stochasticity-induced phenotypic heterogeneity of clonal bacteria
  • Timothy J. Aitman (Imperial College, England) Whole genomes and epigenomes in the dissection of complex traits
  • Henk Stunnenberg (NCMLS, Netherlands) The BLUEPRINT of hematopoiesis: deregulation of the epigenome by oncofusion proteins in AML
  • Uwe Völker (University Greifswald,Deutschland) Integrated OMICs studies in the characterization of host pathogen interactions
  • Bas van Steensel (NKI, Netherlands) Chromatin domain organization of eukaryotic Genomes
  • Peter Lansdorp (Eriba Institute, Netherlands) Telomeres: from genes to patients
  • Alan D Attie (UW Madison, United States) Genetic Deconstruction of Type 2 Diabetes
  • For further information and registration see www.systemsgenetics.nl (Deadline for Posters and Abstracts is July 15th 2011)]]>
    Complete Genomics and VIB Bioinformatics Training and Services Facility Joint Seminar http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/complete-genomics-and-vib-bioinformatics-training-and-services-facility-joint-seminar/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/complete-genomics-and-vib-bioinformatics-training-and-services-facility-joint-seminar/ Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:24:00 +0200 03 Oct 2011 - Complete Genomics, a whole human genome re-sequencing service provider, and BITS, the VIB Bioinformatics Training and Services Facility, are pleased... here. For registration, click here.]]> High Performance Cloud Computing Day http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/high-performance-cloud-computing-day-dutch-only/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/high-performance-cloud-computing-day-dutch-only/ Tue, 26 Jul 2011 15:17:00 +0200 04 Oct 2011 - On Tuesday Oktober 4th, 10:00 - 17:00, SARA & BiG Grid are organizing a special High Performance Cloud Computing Day. This event will be... th, 10:00 - 17:00, SARA & BiG Grid are organizing a special High Performance Cloud Computing Day. This event will be concluded with the festive launch of the new HPC Cloud infrastructure. Venue:       Conference Halls, Science Park 125, Amsterdam
    Language:  English. Free admission Registration is open!
    http://www.sara.nl/form/hpc-cloud-day-october-4-2011

    The new National HPC Cloud: a user-friendly compute cluster for scientists.
    Apply now! http://www.sara.nl/apply-for-new-national-hpc-cloud

    Preliminary program
    10h00 - 10h30
    Opening and welcome by Jaap van den Herik, BiG Grid
    ‘HPC Cloud: Focus on your research’ by Floris Sluiter, SARA Computing and Networking Services
     
    10h30 - 11h30 Theme: Bioinformatics
    Short presentations by several researchers
     
    11h30 - 12h00 Keynote
    'Enabling clouds' by Ignacio Llorente, OpenNebula, DSA-Research Group Complutense University of Madrid
     
    12h00 -13h30 Lunch and demo & poster market
    (Live) demonstrations by researchers  on the Cloud
     
    13h30 -14h30 Theme: Finance & linguistics
    Short presentations by several researchers
     
    14h30 - 15h30 Theme: Earth Science
    Short presentations by several researchers
     
    15h30- 16h00 Tea break and demo & poster market
    (Live) demonstrations by researchers  on the Cloud
     
    16h00 Keynote
    ‘1B core hours in the cloud’ by David Konerding, Google

    16h45 Speech by Anwar Osseyran, SARA Computing and Networking Services
    Festive launch of the new HPC Cloud infrastructure
     
    17.15 Reception
     
    For more information on the website of SARA www.sara.nl and BiG Grid www.biggrid.nl ]]>
    8th CMSB Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/8th-cmsb-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/8th-cmsb-symposium/ Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:07:00 +0200 04 Oct 2011 - On Tuesday October 4, the Centre for Medical Systems Biology (CMSB) organises its 8th Annual Symposium, which will be held at the VU in Amsterdam.... On Tuesday October 4, the Centre for Medical Systems Biology (CMSB) organises its 8th Annual Symposium, which will be held at the VU in Amsterdam. The symposium is free of charge.
    Also this year there is a varied programme applying to the CMSB theme "Improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common and rare diseases". In the morning, there are four overview stories given by well-established CMSB researchers: Eco de Geus, Gisela Terwindt, Peter Heutink and Silvère van der Maarel. In the afternoon, there are three parallel sessions. In these sessions their researchers will present their findings covering the main CMSB research programme diseases Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, depression, metabolic syndrome and migraine, the theme ‘societal aspects of genomics’, and platforms immunology and DIAL (data integration, analysis and logistics).

    As their closing speaker, they are honoured to present Tune H. Pers. He is a computational biologist from the University of Copenhagen, and did his PhD in the Brunak research group at the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis at the Technical University of Denmark. During his doctoral studies, his main focus has been on the development of integrative methods that augment genetic analyses of complex traits. Tune Pers is currently employed as a research fellow at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. He will talk about some of his recent work in the presentation “Integrative systems biology: elucidating complex traits”.
    Registration is free of charge; please register at Boerhaave Nascholing via this link.
    More Information: Petra van Overveld, p.overveld@lumc.nl / 071 526 9551
    ]]>
    INSERM training workshops: genome-scale approaches to genetic and epigenetic regulation http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/inserm-training-workshops-genome-scale-approaches-to-genetic-and-epigenetic-regulation/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/inserm-training-workshops-genome-scale-approaches-to-genetic-and-epigenetic-regulation/ Wed, 18 May 2011 10:30:00 +0200 10 Oct 2011 - The Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) organizes two coupled training workshops on genome-scale approaches to genetic... Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) organizes two coupled training workshops on genome-scale approaches to genetic and epigenetic regulation. Participants can register to either workshop independently, or to both workshops. Target audience: researchers, physicians, post-docs, technicians, engineers and students in the domains of life science or bioinformatics. All conferences will be given in English. Registration deadline: June 1st, 2011. Detailed programs and registration forms can be found here. Email: ateliers@removethis.inserm.fr Training workshop 211: High-throughput approaches in epigenomics Organizers: Emmanuel Barillot (Institut Curie/INSERM/Mines ParisTech, Paris), Christophe Lavelle (CNRS, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris). Phase I (theory): October 10-12, 2011, Bordeaux (France). Phase II (practical): 2011, Paris, Montpellier, Nice/Marseille (France), and Darmstadt (Germany). Aims. Through its polymorphism, as evidenced by the heterogeneity of its physicochemical properties, chromatin is the support of an information — so-called "epigenetic" — which is superimposed to the genetic information — carried by DNA — to determine cell fate. While genetic sequencing, more and more efficient, provides data at a dizzying pace, the "epigenetic sequencing" is in turn becoming a priority in an attempt to gather all information necessary for the deciphering of cellular function. The challenge of this new quest is obvious when we know that, contrary to genetic information, epigenetic information varies from one cell to another (within the same organism) and in regard with the cell cycle, making the epigenome particularly difficult to establish. However, the first high-resolution epigenetical maps begin to emerge, including information as diverse (and complementary) as the position of nucleosomes, the presence of histone variants and their modifications, the distribution of transcription factors and remodeling factors, and location of DNA methylation. While these profiles accumulate, the need is urgent to develop analytical tools that allow efficient analysis of these data, in hopes of eventually cracking the epigenetic code. The objective of this workshop is to present the most recent techniques (mainly ChIP-seq) in this area, focusing on possible problems commonly encountered in their implementation. Beyond the "wet" technical aspects, a presentation of the most common bioinformatics tools for analysis (peak finding, differential analysis, integrative analysis of profiles, databases, ...) will also be provided. Training workshop 212: Bioinformatics approaches to decipher genome regulation from high-throughput data Organizers: Jacques van Helden (ULB, Belgium), Philipp Bucher (SIB/ISREC, Switzerland). Phase I (theory): October 12-14, 2011, Bordeaux (France). Phase II (practical): December 12-16, 2011, Marseille (France). Aims. Genome regulation plays a crucial role in embryonic development, adaptation of cells, tissues and organisms to their environment, and evolution. This regulation occurs at multiple levels: transcription, RNA maturation (splicing, degradation), micro-RNA, nucleosome occupancy, chromosome conformation. New high-throughput methods offer unprecedented ways to characterize regulatory elements at a genome scale: expression microarrays, ChIP-on-chip, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, protein binding arrays, etc. Sequencing platforms become available in many institutes, but researchers generally feel some perplexity when they are first confronted to the terabases of novel data. New software tools re being developed to answer those new needs, but their utilization requires to understand the underlying principles, master the parameters, and interpret the significance of the result. The goal of this workshop is to provide researchers with a theoretical and practical training enabling them to apprehend the whole flow of data analysis, from data acquisition to biological interpretation of the results.]]> NBIC BioRange Project Meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-biorange-project-meeting/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-biorange-project-meeting/ Thu, 08 Sep 2011 11:19:00 +0200 10 Oct 2011 - The BioRange Project Meeting is an internal NBIC meeting, open only for BioRange researchers, with the aim at bringing together the researchers... NETTAB 2011 on "Clinical Bioinformatics" http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nettab-2011-on-clinical-bioinformatics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nettab-2011-on-clinical-bioinformatics/ Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:45:00 +0200 12 Oct 2011 14 Oct 2011 - NETTAB 2011 is the eleventh in a series of international workshops on Network Tools and Applications in Biology. NETTAB 2011 is focused on Clinical...
  • Network Models of Mesophenotypes in Personal Genomics and Targeted Therapies. Yves A. LUSSIER, Institute for Translational Medicine, University of Chicago, USA
  • From Omics to Systems Biology - an Approach to Individualized Medicine. Thomas ILLIG, Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany
  • ICT Architectures for Biobanks to Support Clinical Research. Jan-Eric LITTON, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Computing our Patients' Future Using Data from our Healthcare Institutions. Shawn N MURPHY, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • For more information about the programme and registration, click here.]]>
    Structure and Dynamics of Protein Networks http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/structure-and-dynamics-of-protein-networks/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/structure-and-dynamics-of-protein-networks/ Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:47:00 +0200 13 Oct 2011 16 Oct 2011 - The general aim of the symposium is to explore the possible synergisms and cross-talk between the large-scale and classical approaches to biological... Comparative genomics of eukaryotic microorganisms: understanding the complexity of diversity http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/comparative-genomics-of-eukaryotic-microorganisms-understanding-the-complexity-of-diversity/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/comparative-genomics-of-eukaryotic-microorganisms-understanding-the-complexity-of-diversity/ Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:29:00 +0100 15 Oct 2011 20 Oct 2011 - Comparative genomics is a rapidly developing field. Europe has been at the forefront of eukaryotic microbial genome sequencing and the analysis and... Saccharomyces cerevisiae, laid the foundation for the post-genomic era where we are dealing with this wealth of information. Many of the organisms are models for particular biological processes, others are used in industry, are pathogens of plants, animals and humans, are important in ecology, or largely contribute to our understanding of eukaryote evolution. In this conference we bring together the experts from around the world to meet and discuss with interested participants the current state of and future of comparative genomics of eukaryotic microorganisms. This conference will address the big evolutionary questions of what makes a eukaryote, how multicellularity arose, the evolution of reproduction, pathogenesis, and so on. Lineages of the Eukaryotic Tree of Life (TOL) that until now received only moderate attention, such as the Excavates, Archaeoplastids, Amoebozoa and Choanozoa, will be discussed, together with the better studied Chromalveolates and Fungi. There will be opportunities for participants to present both short talks and posters, which will be conducted interactively with plenty of time reserved for questions and discussions. In addition there will be interactive workshops on ‘Do It Yourself’ genomics, databases and bioinformatics. For more information about the program, visit:
    http://events.embo.org/11-comparative-genomics/programme.html For registration, visit:
    http://events.embo.org/11-comparative-genomics/application.html]]>
    NBIC HotTopics meeting: Multi-level omics integration http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-multi-level-omics-integration/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-multi-level-omics-integration/ Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:06:00 +0200 24 Oct 2011 - With the advancement of microarray and sequencing technology, many genomics researchers apply more than one profiling method for detection of...
    During this HotTopics meeting we will discuss different approaches for the joint analysis of multiple omics levels' data.

    The aim is to identify advances, issues and challenges of these methods in the context of recent developments in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. In an open discussion we want to learn how to make the best out of these computational techniques for a better understanding of biology.

    Keywords: multi level omics, integration, disease mechanisms You can find more information about the programme here. Registration for the meeting is closed! NBIC HotTopics are a new series of NBIC meetings committed to bringing scientists together to discuss the concepts and methods on a hot topic in their research field. It should provide a platform to keep in touch with peers in the field and foster sharing of new insights, applications and collaborations. Therefore, the aim of the meeting is not to present the latest results of your own work, but rather to identify new trends and breakthroughs in the field in general.]]>
    NCSB 2011 Symposium: the Full Systems Biology Cycle http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ncsb-2011-symposium-the-full-systems-biology-cycle/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ncsb-2011-symposium-the-full-systems-biology-cycle/ Tue, 05 Jul 2011 11:53:00 +0200 31 Oct 2011 01 Nov 2011 - The NCSB 2011 symposium is held in the third year of the nation-wide NCSB programme. The programme runs for a total of five years until the end of... Abstract deadline: September 16, 2011 Participation is free of charge, however registration is required! For more information about the programme and registration, click here.]]> NMC Metabolomics Days 2011 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nmc-metabolomics-days-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nmc-metabolomics-days-2011/ Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:56:00 +0200 01 Nov 2011 02 Nov 2011 - You are cordially invited to take part in the NMC Metabolomics Days 2011. The first of the Metabolomics Days 2011 of the Netherlands Metabolomics... j.p.poels@removethis.lacdr.leidenuniv.nl. Please note that after the drinks in the afternoon, the meeting will be for members only. If you would like to present a poster, guests can choose the first (international) day and NMC members either the first (if your work is not confidential) or the second (internal) day. The NMC poster template is enclosed. Enclosed, you can also find the program of the first day.]]> International Conference on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/international-conference-on-pattern-recognition-in-bioinformatics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/international-conference-on-pattern-recognition-in-bioinformatics/ Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:41:00 +0100 02 Nov 2011 04 Nov 2011 - In modern biology, high-throughput measurement devices allow scientists to gather data at unprecedented rates. To make sense of this data,...
    The Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics conference series aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and students from around the world to present and discuss recent developments and applications of pattern recognition methods in current bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology. Authors are invited to submit full papers in relevant research areas. Papers should be submitted electronically through the conference website. We will work with Springer to publish accepted papers in its Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics series (LNBI). A limited number of Ph.D. student travel grants will be made available; please keep an eye on the website for more information.

    Important dates:
    • Paper submission June 19, 2011
    • Author notification July 25, 2011
    • Camera-ready paper August 24, 2011
    • Poster abstract submission October 2, 2011
    For more information: http://prib2011.org ]]>
    RSG BioCafe: PubQuiz http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-pubquiz/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-pubquiz/ Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:45:00 +0200 02 Nov 2011 - RSG Netherlands is organizing an exciting and fun filled Pubquiz in Nijmegen on 2nd November. The quiz will span questions from different areas of... Where: Universiteitscafé Piecken,Professor Bromstraat 54, Nijmegen
    When: November 2nd nd, , from 17:30 onwards You can register for the meeting by sending an e-mail to: rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org Find more information about the programme in the pdf-file below!]]>
    e-BioGrid Workshop 2011 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/e-biogrid-workshop-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/e-biogrid-workshop-2011/ Wed, 05 Oct 2011 17:14:00 +0200 10 Nov 2011 - e-BioGrid Workshop 2011: e-Science Infrastructure for Life Science ResearchRequirements and frameworks Language: EnglishParticipation: free. Please... e-BioGrid Workshop 2011: e-Science Infrastructure for Life Science Research
    Requirements and frameworks Language: English
    Participation: free. Please send an email to e-BioGrid if you would like to participate. The workshop reviews the requirements and framework solutions for e-science infrastructure in life sciences. What computing infrastructure works best for next-generation sequencing data analyses? Which job submission framework is most scalable? What works best for biologists? This and more .. The focus of this workshop is primarily on the needs for e-science and computing infrastructure in life science research, and what is available on the Dutch e-science infrastructure. We will review and discuss the matching of requirements and technological frameworks, and identify standards and priorities for developments where possible. Requirements are presented from the technology application areas next-generation sequencing, microarray technology, mass spectrometry, nanoscopy, medical imaging, and structural modeling. We zoom in on the available infrastructure and frameworks for job submission. Is Cloud computing the way to go for life sciences? For which software or data structures is Grid computing more suitable? We will elaborate on the developments in computing infrastructures with respect to current and upcoming data analysis and modeling requirements in life sciences. We invite programmers and bioinformaticians as well as projectleaders and principical investigators, from the life science application areas. For more information about the program, click here. The workshop is organised by the e-BioGrid project of BiG Grid and NBIC that helps Life Science programmers to use the Dutch infrastructure. ]]>
    Meeting on Epigenetics/Epigenomics Technologies http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/meeting-on-epigeneticsepigenomics-technologies/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/meeting-on-epigeneticsepigenomics-technologies/ Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:39:00 +0100 16 Nov 2011 - Not all changes in the regulation of gene function in the cell are caused by variation in the underlying DNA sequence. Epigenetics is the study of...
  • Learn how you can leverage the proven data quality of Illumina array and sequencing technologies in your epigenetic/epigenomic studies
  • Hear ULB investigators, Dr. F. Fuks and his colleagues, explain how applying epigenetic/epigenomic technologies has advanced their research
  • Learn more about Illumina’s diverse portfolio of epigenetics/epigenomics tools and applications
  • Organisers: François Fuks, Laboratory of Cancer Epigenetics, ULB Erasme and Steven Van Hove, Illumina. Registration is free but places are limited. Register Now at: ffuks@removethis.ulb.ac.be ]]>
    Bioinformatics Career Day http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bioinformatics-graduate-and-then/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bioinformatics-graduate-and-then/ Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:53:00 +0200 18 Nov 2011 - Bioinformatics Graduate, and then?! LOBIN organizes this day for all 3rd and 4th year Dutch bachelor students in bioinformatics, but masters and alumni are welcome as well. In short, a day no student or future employer can afford to miss! Students and employers who want more information please contact Celia van Gelder at NBIC Education or look here. Programme
    The programme of the Bioinformatics Bioinformatics Career Day can be found here.]]>
    Conference on stochastic gene expression from an experimental, theoretical and philosophical perspective http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/conference-on-stochastic-gene-expression-from-an-experimental-theoretical-and-philosophical-perspec/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/conference-on-stochastic-gene-expression-from-an-experimental-theoretical-and-philosophical-perspec/ Thu, 03 Nov 2011 08:39:00 +0100 21 Nov 2011 23 Nov 2011 - Stochastic gene expression (SGE) is involved in an evergrowing number of aspects of cellular life. It is typically an area of research needing... here.]]> BBMRI-NL second annual conference ‘Connecting Biobanks’ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bbmri-nl-second-annual-conference-connecting-biobanks/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bbmri-nl-second-annual-conference-connecting-biobanks/ Mon, 23 May 2011 11:39:00 +0200 21 Nov 2011 - Since its launch in 2010, BBMRI-NL has made great progress in achieving its purpose of connecting biobanks. Over forty small scale Complementation... ‘Connecting Biobanks’ on November 21, 2011 in Rotterdam. Please mark this date on your calendar! The conference will offer:
    • International keynote speakers in the field of pharmacogenomics and biobanks, as yet confirmed: Prof. Bartha Knoppers (Mc Gill University) and Prof. Bruce Psaty (University of Washington)
    • Masterclasses for selected researchers
    • Results from BBMRI Rainbow Projects
    • Poster presentations presenting BBMRI-NL Complementation Projects
    • Workshops
    • Award ceremony
    • Ample opportunity to interact with colleagues
    Admission is free for non-commercial parties, but registration is required. For commercial parties the admission fee is € 100,-. For registration click here. Conference venue: Engels Grandcafe Restaurant Zalen. Date: 21 November 2011 (from 9.00 till 17.00, followed by drinks) BBMRI-NL is the Dutch project for biobank collaboration, linking over 140 existing Dutch biobanks. Within the 'hub and spoke' structure of the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure, BBMRI-NL is the Dutch national 'hub'. ]]>
    Life Sciences Momentum 2011 - Science for Society http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-sciences-momentum-2011-science-for-society/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-sciences-momentum-2011-science-for-society/ Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:08:00 +0200 22 Nov 2011 - When it comes to keeping up with Dutch life sciences, there is no better way than by attending Life Sciences Momentum – for more than a decade the... Registration if free of charge. Organised by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative]]> BITS workshop: Comparative Genomics in Eukaryotes http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bits-workshop-comparative-genomics-in-eukaryotes/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bits-workshop-comparative-genomics-in-eukaryotes/ Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:08:00 +0200 25 Nov 2011 - You are kindly invited to this workshop! During a whole-day hands-on session, you will learn to perform the basic steps of gene family analysis to... session, you will learn to perform the basic steps of gene family analysis
    to construct a gene family phylogenetic tree, detect species-specific
    duplicates, study orthologs and identify synteny. They will also look into
    comparative sequence analysis to study promoter sequences and
    identify conserved regulatory elements. More info and registration on www.bits.vib.be/compgen

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    Teacher Training Bioinformatics@school http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/teacher-training-bioinformaticsschool/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/teacher-training-bioinformaticsschool/ Fri, 25 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0100 25 Nov 2011 - The third edition of the bioinformatics@school-trainings for high school teachers organised by NBIC will take place in Nijmegen. The training... trainings for high school teachers organised by NBIC will take place in Nijmegen. The training explains how teachers can design their own bioinformatics assignment. More information will follow in Dutch: Ontwerp je eigen bioinformatica-opdracht!
    Nascholing bioinformatica in de klas, vrijdag 25 november 2011
    • Vind genen in de databank
    • Maak een stamboom
    • Bekijk een eiwit in 3D
    WAAROM?
    Of het nu over ecologie, evolutie of celbiologie gaat; elke tak van biologisch onderzoek maakt tegenwoordig gebruik van genetische databanken en programma’s om genen en eiwitten te vergelijken en weer te geven. Die databanken en programma’s zijn in het onderwijs goed te benutten! VOOR WIE?
    Biologiedocenten die lesgeven in het voortgezet onderwijs aan de bovenbouw havo en vwo, en hun onderwijs willen verbeteren ten aanzien van de moleculaire onderwerpen DNA en eiwitten.
    Een bijzonder kenmerk van deze nascholing is dat we ook expliciet leerlingen uitnodigen. Zo maken ook zij kennis met technieken die ze in life sciences zullen tegenkomen, en kunnen samen met docenten meedenken over lesmateriaal. HOE? 
    Voor leerlingen is de dag gratis, aan docenten vragen we €75,-. Dit is inclusief lunch, hapjes, drankjes en lesmateriaal.  PROGRAMMA
    09.30 Inloop met koffie en thee
    09.45 Welkom en inleiding door Hienke Sminia
    10.00 Interactieve lezing over chromosomale mutaties door Drs. Wigard Kloosterman
    11.00 Koffie- en theepauze
    11.10 Interactieve lezing over bioinformatica als didactisch hulpmiddel door Hienke Sminia
    12.30 Lunch
    13.30 Oefenen met bioinformatica en in groepen werken aan een eigen lesopdracht
    14.45 Koffie- en theepauze
    15.00 Vervolg werken aan eigen lesopdracht
    16.00 Nabespreking
    16.30 Hapjes & drankjes
    17.00 Voldaan naar huis INSCHRIJVEN?
    Meer informatie over de training en inschrijven kan via hienke.sminia@removethis.nbic.nl  THUIS UITPROBEREN?
    Zoek uit op welk chromosoom het gen voor amylase ligt en of dit om één of meerdere genen gaat.
    1. Open http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/guide
    2. Dit is een overzicht van organismen waarvan het genoom bekend is. Klik op de regel naast ‘human’ op de M (map viewer).
    3. Je ziet een overzicht van chromosomen. Vul linksboven ‘amylase’ in en klik op 'Find'.
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    Lecture on Large-scale data processing with Hadoop MapReduce http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/lecture-on-large-scale-data-processing-with-hadoop-mapreduce/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/lecture-on-large-scale-data-processing-with-hadoop-mapreduce/ Fri, 18 Nov 2011 09:51:00 +0100 02 Dec 2011 - BiG Grid and Amsterdam Information Retrieval (AIR) present a guest lecture by Dr. Jimmy Lin on the processing of large datasets using the open-source... http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~jimmylin/book.html) Apache Hadoop is an open source data-processing framework that is able to leverage the power of very large clusters of commodity computers. It's today's most widely used software for distributed data processing and provides a rich ecosystem of related tools, together with a large, enthusiastic, and helpful developer community. It has been used to win the 2009 edition of Jim Gray's Sort benchmark, and it is the processing framework powering Watson, IBM's supercomputer that won the game-show Jeopardy earlier this year.

    BiG Grid and SARA offer access to a prototype Apache Hadoop service to scientists in The Netherlands, and will have a production-level service ready by the first quarter of 2012. This production service will offer more than 500 cores of processing power, and 500 terabytes of storage capacity, and will be made available for all scientists in The Netherlands. For more information contact us at evert.lammerts@removethis.sara.nl.

    More information on: Directions to venue:     http://www.amolf.nl/about-amolf/visitor/#c42 ]]>
    IEEE eScience2011 Workshop on “Computing Advances in Life Sciences” http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ieee-escience2011-workshop-on-computing-advances-in-life-sciences/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ieee-escience2011-workshop-on-computing-advances-in-life-sciences/ Sun, 03 Jul 2011 17:08:00 +0200 05 Dec 2011 08 Dec 2011 - Computationally intensive simulations and processing of large data sets have become a necessity in Life Science research. Full utilization of the... www.escience2011.org, December 5-8, Stockholm). It is organized by the EU funded project ScalaLife and the HealthGrid association which are establishing community structures for provision of support to various aspects on computing in Life Sciences. Important dates:
    • Full Papers Due: July 1st, 2011
    • Author Notifications: August 17th, 2011
    • Presentation: December 5th, 2011
    Submission guidelines: Authors are invited to submit papers with unpublished, original work of not more than 8 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library. Templates are available from here: www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/conferenceTemplates.html . Authors should submit a PDF or PostScript (level 2) file that will print on a PostScript printer. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the submissions page at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cals2011.]]>
    4th International SWAT4LS Workshop - Semantic web applications and tools for life sciences http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/4th-international-swat4ls-workshop-semantic-web-applications-and-tools-for-life-sciences/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/4th-international-swat4ls-workshop-semantic-web-applications-and-tools-for-life-sciences/ Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:59:00 +0200 07 Dec 2011 09 Dec 2011 - SWAT4LS is a workshop that provides a venue to present and discuss benefits and limits of the adoption of Web based information systems and Semantic... here.]]> SURFnet7, launchpad for the new way of working for researchers http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/surfnet7-launchpad-for-the-new-way-of-working-for-researchers/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/surfnet7-launchpad-for-the-new-way-of-working-for-researchers/ Tue, 15 Nov 2011 10:14:00 +0100 07 Dec 2011 - On Wednesday December 7th, SURFnet is organizing a festive event "SURFnet7, launchpad for the new way of working for researchers" at... http://www.surf-academy.nl/programma/event/?id=437 

    You can register via the following link: http://events.surfnet.nl/wat_maakt_surfnet7_mogelijk_7_december_2011_middag.html 

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    Benelux Bioinformatics Conference 2011 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/benelux-bioinformatics-conference-2011/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/benelux-bioinformatics-conference-2011/ Fri, 10 Jun 2011 22:55:00 +0200 12 Dec 2011 13 Dec 2011 - BBC11, the sixth BeNeLux Bioinformatics Conference, will be held in Luxembourg on December 12th and 13th, 2011.BBC11 will discuss advances in...
    BBC11 will discuss advances in bioinformatics and interrelated disciplines, and their wide-ranging applications in health and biotechnologies. BBC11 will deliver a cross-disciplinary scientific program of oral and poster presentations, as well as other opportunities to explore innovative ideas.

    A key theme of BBC11 will be "Bioinformatics: Enabling Translational Biomedical Research". The programme includes invited talks and networking activities to promote the role of bioinformatics in finding better ways to prevent, detect and treat disease.

    Invited speakers:
    • Thomas Lengauer, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
    • Burkhard Rost, Technical University Munich, Germany
    • Peter van der Spek, Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands
    • Ioannis Xenarios, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Vital-IT
    You can find more information about the BBC 2011 on the conference website: http://www.bbc11.lu/ Registration deadline: 27 November 2011
    Abstract submission deadline: 28 October 2011 You can also follow the updates on twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCLux]]>
    Genome Browser Seminar http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/genome-browser-seminar/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/genome-browser-seminar/ Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:16:00 +0100 19 Dec 2011 - On December 19th, the NBIC BioAssist programme and the Biomics group at the Erasmus MC are organising a seminar on Genome Browsers. Next generation... ENSEMBL, UCSC, Generic Genome Browser. The main subjects include, but not limited to, the latest development of genome browsers, genomic data visualization, software and data integration. Please register with Leon Mei if you plan to participate. More information about the programme, including information on how to get to the venue: https://wiki.nbic.nl/index.php/Genome_Browser_Seminar_on_19-12-2011 ]]> e-Infrastructure colloquium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/e-infrastructure-colloquium-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/e-infrastructure-colloquium-1/ Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:26:00 +0100 26 Jan 2012 - Putting Condor in a container: Adapting virtualization techniques to batch systems In a world that could aptly be described as "cloud... Putting Condor in a container: Adapting virtualization techniques to batch systems In a world that could aptly be described as "cloud crazy", it seems quaint and outmoded to be working with batch or grid systems. Despite appearances, the batch system and the cloud are not two discrete entries - rather, there is almost a continuum of techniques that blend and mix virtual machines, virtualization and batch systems. This talk will demonstrate the recent process we have made in porting virtualization techniques to the Condor ecosystem - without using virtual machines. The various techniques implement and discussed are organized into the categories of accounting, resource management, and isolation. To accomplish this, we use modern Linux kernel features such as cgroups and namespaces. The resulting system solves some age old problems in batch systems, and may pleasantly even the most experienced sysadmin. Dr. Brian Bockelman, Computer Science & Engineering, Universityof Nebraska, Lincoln, USA Register for this lecture by adding your name in the doodle www.doodle.com/uv27vqqthn5ssui6 The capacity is limited to 51 registrants, so be sure to register in time!]]> Interdisciplinary Seminar on Biological Networks http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/interdisciplinary-seminar-on-biological-networks/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/interdisciplinary-seminar-on-biological-networks/ Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:05:00 +0100 07 Feb 2012 18 Feb 2012 - Networks are becoming increasingly important in core areas of biology and their study has important applications, for example, in personalized... Target group: This seminar is intended for master students and beginning PhD students. It will be truly interdisciplinary, and students from mathematics, biology, bioinformatics, and computer science as well as other disciplines are welcome. The seminar covers aspects of graph theory, network analysis, algorithmics, combinatorial optimization, computational complexity, statistics, probability theory, and cell biology, and knowledge in at least one of these fields as well as interest in the others is a hard requirement for participation. The number of ECTS points depends on contribution and/or size of a project, but the maximum is 8 ECTS points. The seminar will take place on Tuesdays at Utrecht University, the exact place and time slot is still to be decided. The number of participants is limited to 20. If you are possibly interested in participating, please send an e-mail to gunnar.klau@removethis.cwi.nl with name, background, interests and preference for time slot.   Motivation and topics: It has turned out that the complexity of life is rather due to complex interactions between molecules than to the complexity of single entities. Consequently, research in the life sciences has focused on studying systems of interactions such as regulatory, metabolic, signaling, and interaction networks. Mathematical and computational techniques play a key role in understanding these networks and this seminar focuses on some of their core contributions to network biology:
    • Introduction to cell biology and biological networks, basic graph theory
    • Network analysis. (Random) network models and their properties. Network motifs and modules.
    • Networks in inference: Protein function, disease genes, drug targets
    • Network modules. Clustering and bi-clustering.
    • Network mining: Active/dysfunctional subnetworks. Classification.
    • Network evolution and comparison. Alignment and queries.
    • Late-breaking results (from the top conferences RECOMB and ISMB)
    Format: They will discuss original work on one topic in each class, which is presented by one or two students. Assignment of topics will take place in January. In addition, there is the possibility to do an additional small project on a topic of choice. Grades will be given based on the presentation, active participaction in interdisciplinary discussions, and a possible final project. For more information, click here.]]>
    SURF Onderzoeksdag http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/surf-onderzoeksdag/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/surf-onderzoeksdag/ Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:11:00 +0100 09 Feb 2012 - Inspiration for ICT usage in research at the SURF Onderzoeksdag www.surf.nl/ozdag]]> NCSB systems biology tutorial on parameter estimation http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ncsb-systems-biology-tutorial-on-parameter-estimation/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ncsb-systems-biology-tutorial-on-parameter-estimation/ Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:41:00 +0100 10 Feb 2012 - This one-day tutorial will give PhD students and postdocs a basic understanding of aspects of parameter estimation that are important in the Systems... website.]]> International CSBB Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/international-csbb-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/international-csbb-symposium/ Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:55:00 +0100 13 Feb 2012 - The CSBB is organising a symposium, entitled “System Biology and Bioenergetics”, to be held on 13th February 2012 at the Radboud Auditorium,... see program).  A session with laptop presentations will be organized during a “lunch-on-the-move”. Here, CSBB researchers will present their latest data and there will be ample time for discussion and networking. This symposium will be of interest to scientists and clinicians of all levels, from students to senior professors. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Registration is handled via PAO Heyendael: click here. Registration is open until 8th January 2012 (hotel information). ]]> MidSouth Computational Biology Society's annual meeting (MCBIOS 2012) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/midsouth-computational-biology-societys-annual-meeting-mcbios-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/midsouth-computational-biology-societys-annual-meeting-mcbios-2012/ Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:51:00 +0100 17 Feb 2012 18 Feb 2012 - The 2012 MCBIOS Conference, Making Sense of the Omics Data Deluge,will be held February 17th and 18th in Oxford, MS on the campus of the University... will be held February 17th and 18th in Oxford, MS on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The mission of MCBIOS is to foster networking and collaborationpromote the professional development of members and supporting our student members. Their objectives are:
    • Advance the understanding of bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Bring together scientists of various backgrounds and disciplines
    • Facilitate the collaboration of researchers with similar or complementary backgrounds to solve biological, health and/or medical problems
    • Promote education in bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Inform the general public on the results and implications of current research in bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Promote other activities that will contribute to the development of bioinformatics and computational biology MCBIOS Bylaws Current version.
    For more information about the conference, visit their website.]]>
    YISB workshop 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/yisb-workshop-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/yisb-workshop-2012/ Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:25:00 +0100 01 Mar 2012 02 Mar 2012 - YISB is organising a workshop to help young systems biologists bridge the communication gap that often exists in systems biology. Mathematicians want... research question instructions).  Finally, they'll show you where you could be in 10 years. What can systems biologists do in research, industry or pharmaceutics? Registration is open, and the workshop is free of charge. For more information, visit the site. ]]> NBIC HotTopics meeting: Peptide and protein quantification using Mass Spectrometry http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-peptide-and-protein-quantification-using-mass-spectrometry/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-peptide-and-protein-quantification-using-mass-spectrometry/ Sun, 22 Jan 2012 23:54:00 +0100 05 Mar 2012 - To date in addition to protein identification, quantification of abundances of proteins and peptides is common practice. In general there are stable... Keywords: proteomics, peptides, quantification, statistics, mass spectrometry You can find more information about the programme and registration&nbsp;here. NBIC HotTopics are a series of NBIC meetings committed to bringing scientists together to discuss the concepts and methods on a hot topic in their research field. It should provide a platform to keep in touch with peers in the field and foster sharing of new insights, applications and collaborations. Therefore, the aim of the meeting is not to present the latest results of your own work, but rather to identify new trends and breakthroughs in the field in general.]]> 3rd annual Visualizing Biological Data conference (VizBi 2012) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/3rd-annual-visualizing-biological-data-conference-vizbi-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/3rd-annual-visualizing-biological-data-conference-vizbi-2012/ Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:58:00 +0100 06 Mar 2012 08 Mar 2012 - VizBi 2012, the 3rd international meeting on Visualizing Biological Data and the first in a series of EMBO conferences, will be held 6-8 March 2012... website.]]> AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/amia-summit-on-translational-bioinformatics-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/amia-summit-on-translational-bioinformatics-2012/ Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:04:00 +0100 19 Mar 2012 21 Mar 2012 - The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is pleased to invite submissions for the 2012 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI), which...
  • Concepts, Tools and Techniques for Translational Bioinformatics
  • Integrative Analysis of multi modal measurements
  • Base pairs to Bedside
  • Informatics with Big Data
  • For more information about the conference, visit their website.]]>
    Webinar Bio-Informatics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/webinar-bio-informatics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/webinar-bio-informatics/ Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:59:00 +0100 29 Mar 2012 - Find out how much is possible with your genome data! Genomics has matured to a standardized technique for analyzing bacterial activity in food...
    Genomics has matured to a standardized technique for analyzing bacterial activity in food products. With the reduction in costs of sequencing, microarray chips and generation of GC-MS data, the possibility of using these techniques are accessible to any company.

    By using ~omics techniques, methods to enhance the viability of your (probiotic) production strain or remove spoilage organisms from your food product can be developed much faster and will be more sensitive in comparison to traditional methods.

    NIZO food research supports genomics projects by providing pipelines for analyzing and integrating various genomics data sets.

    In this free webinar they will present state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools and approaches that allow characterization, monitoring and prediction of bacterial strain functionalities related to food applications on the level of the genome sequence.

    Topics covered during this 1 hr webinar are:
    - (next generation) genome sequencing and annotation
    - comparative genomics and genotype phenotype matching
    - genome scale metabolic modelling and
    - (16S) pyrosequencing of environmental samples For more information and registration, click here.]]>
    Symposium on Data Visualization (SARA and NLeSC) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/symposium-on-data-visualization-sara-and-nlesc/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/symposium-on-data-visualization-sara-and-nlesc/ Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:24:00 +0100 30 Mar 2012 - On March 30, 2012, SARA and the NLeSC (Netherlands eScience Center) organize a symposium on data visualization, data exploration and collaboration....
    The Collaboratorium offers researchers an excellent facility for multi-user presentations and (remote) communication with colleagues. It has strong possibilities for visual interpretation and exploration of large data sets, (Big) Data.

    The facility stimulates cooperation and communication and is aimed at easy-accessible use, as well as the use of highly advanced applications. Besides a high-resolution (17 Mpixel) Multi-touch screen and facilities for video conferencing the Collaboratorium is also equipped with 3D stereo projection. It offers excellent opportunities for collaboration, joint ventures and technology transfer between science, government and industry.
    The program is in preparation. Details will soon be published on the website.
    After the plenary program, you can get an impression of the groundbreaking possibilities of the Collaboratorium during the informal reception at their address Science Park 140 (ICT Synergy Hub) at Science Park Amsterdam.

    If you want to attend the event, you can already register.
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    CWI Life Sciences Seminar - Many-core Modularity Graph Clustering http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-sciences-seminar-many-core-modularity-graph-clustering/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-sciences-seminar-many-core-modularity-graph-clustering/ Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:23:00 +0200 30 Mar 2012 - The titel of the next CWI Life Sciences Seminar is: 'Many-core Modularity Graph Clustering', and will be presented by Bas Fagginger Auer (joint work... NBIC HotTopics meeting: Detecting variations in the human genome using NGS (kopie 1) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-detecting-variations-in-the-human-genome-using-ngs-kopie-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-detecting-variations-in-the-human-genome-using-ngs-kopie-1/ Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:14:00 +0100 16 Apr 2012 - The new sequencing technologies are transforming the study of genomic variation. Detection of base-pair level and structural variants (SVs) and their...  
    Keywords: variation detection, SVs, high-throughput data, NGS, human genome You can find more information about the programme and registration here. NBIC HotTopics are a series of NBIC meetings committed to bringing scientists together to discuss the concepts and methods on a hot topic in their research field. It should provide a platform to keep in touch with peers in the field and foster sharing of new insights, applications and collaborations. Therefore, the aim of the meeting is not to present the latest results of your own work, but rather to identify new trends and breakthroughs in the field in general.]]>
    TI Pharma Spring Meeting 2012 - Public Private: Perfect! http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ti-pharma-spring-meeting-2012-public-private-perfect/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ti-pharma-spring-meeting-2012-public-private-perfect/ Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:18:00 +0100 17 Apr 2012 - With parallel session about Integration of Life Sciences Technologies DTL. More information and registration, click here. ]]> NCSB Systems Biology Tutorial: Statistics with R http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ncsb-systems-biology-tutorial-statistics-with-r/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ncsb-systems-biology-tutorial-statistics-with-r/ Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:11:00 +0100 20 Apr 2012 - This is a one-day introduction to the possibilities of R for those who would like to use, or have already started using R for statistical data... The day will start with a lecture in which the philosophy behind the R-language will be explained. This will allow you to better understand the data structures in R. Also, you will be shown some of the advanced possibilities of R as well as where to find tutorials if you want to know more about those techniques. Subsequently there will be a computer tutorial where you can start either to learn working with R or, if you already have some experience, start to explore more advanced topics in R. The tutorial contains material from an introductory master course that is taught at the VU University.
    Topics to be touched upon: R language basics, installing R and R-packages, finding help, editors for R, basic statistical tests, model fitting, reading/writing data from/to files, making publication-ready graphs, books and tutorials on the use of R.
    For more information, visit the website.]]>
    16th Annual Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2012) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/16th-annual-conference-on-research-in-computational-molecular-biology-recomb-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/16th-annual-conference-on-research-in-computational-molecular-biology-recomb-2012/ Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:09:00 +0100 21 Apr 2012 24 Apr 2012 - RECOMB 2012 will take place in vibrant and beautiful Barcelona from 21 to 24 April 2012. There will be a strong focus on the computational challenges... website.]]> INBIOMEDvision Training Challenge 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/inbiomedvision-training-challenge-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/inbiomedvision-training-challenge-2012/ Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:59:00 +0100 23 Apr 2012 27 Apr 2012 - From April 23rd to April 27th, 2012 the INBIOMEDvision Training Challenge will be held in a nice location close to Barcelona. During the Training... The call for student applications is now open! Application deadline: December 31st, 2011. Each student will be asked to submit a motivated case study - for example a topic from your PhD works that is suitable for a multidisciplinary approach and that focuses on more personalised healthcare. Among the case studies proposed, the organizing committee will select one case study per group. INBIOMEDvision will cover travel costs, accommodation and meals. No registration fee is charged. During the whole week INBIOMEDvision staff members from different areas of expertise will closely supervise and collaborate with the teams. At the end of the week both teams will present their results at a closing scientific event in Barcelona. A jury will select the winning team which will be rewarded with a prize. For more information and an online application form, please visit: www.inbiomedvision.eu You can also contact: Erik van Mulligen (e.vanmulligen@removethis.erasmusmc.nl) INBIOMEDvision is an initiative funded by the European Commission that aims to identify and disseminate common ground and possible synergies between Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics, and thus develop Biomedical Informatics (BMI) als a scientiic field that serves to progress in health care and biomedical research. BMI deals with the integrative management and synergic exploitation of the wide ranging and inter-related scope of information that is generated and needed in healthcare settings, biomedical research institutions and health-related industry.]]> NVTB Symposium - New developments in mathematical biology: DEB applications and epidemiology http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nvtb-symposium-new-developments-in-mathematical-biology-deb-applications-and-epidemiology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nvtb-symposium-new-developments-in-mathematical-biology-deb-applications-and-epidemiology/ Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:34:00 +0100 23 Apr 2012 - The Dutch Society for Theoretical Biology (NVTB) is a biological society focussing on theoretical, mathematical and philosophical biology. The... website. ]]> Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/netherlands-bioinformatics-conference-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/netherlands-bioinformatics-conference-2012/ Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:41:00 +0100 24 Apr 2012 25 Apr 2012 - On April 24 and 25, 2012 we will be organising the 7th edition of the Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference in Lunteren. More information is... conference webpage. ]]> Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bio-it-world-conference-expo-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bio-it-world-conference-expo-2012/ Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:13:00 +0100 24 Apr 2012 26 Apr 2012 - The 2012 Expo plans to unite more than 2,000 life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from more than 30 countries.... website.]]> e-Infrastructure colloquium: E-Science Dictates E-Publication http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/e-infrastructure-colloquium-e-science-dictates-e-publication/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/e-infrastructure-colloquium-e-science-dictates-e-publication/ Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:36:00 +0200 26 Apr 2012 - E-Science Dictates E-Publication - Nanopublications as a Substrate for In-silico Knowledge Discovery Nanopublications as a Substrate for In-silico Knowledge Discovery
     
    Admission free, No registration, Drinks afterwards! In a world of rapidly increasing complexity, interoperability of data is key and 'data publishing' will become the norm. New key technologies have altered our ability to generate massive data sets. And more data have been recognized as crucial data sources for research. Methods have been developed to mine massive data sets from different type of resources. These enormous strides in mining and measurement technologies have resulted in an exponentially growing flood of data: the 'data explosion’' in the life sciences. The increasing complexity also asks for collaborative environments to master the data sets and turn them into insights. Life sciences projects and programmes are increasingly multidisciplinary and international. This brings many complexities in terms of collaboration and data, information and knowledge management far beyond 'one's own laboratory'. The transition to 'e-science' also dictates innovative ways to publish, share and cite valuable datasets. Barend will cover the recent development around nanopublication in the Life Sciences. He will also address  and elaborate on the skills a student of the future need to have.

    by Barend Mons, LUMC, EMC, NBIC http://www.biosemantics.org/index.php?page=barend-mons
    Barend Mons is a molecular biologist by training and received his PhD on genetic differentiation of malaria parasites from Leiden University. Subsequently he performed over a decade of research on malaria genetics and vaccine development in close collaboration with colleagues in developing countries. He served the research department of the European Commission in this field for 3 years as a seconded national expert and did gain further experience in science management at the Research council of The Netherlands (NWO). Barend was a co founder of three spin-off companies in biotechnological and semantic technologies. In the year 2000, Barend switched to the development of semantic technologies to manage big data and he founded the Biosemantics group. At present, Barend is Associate Professor in Bio-Semantics at the at the Department of Human Genetics at the Leiden University Medical Centre with an honorary appointment in the same discipline at the Department of Medical Informatics, Erasmus Medical Centre, University of Rotterdam, both in The Netherlands. He is also Scientific Director of the Netherlands Bioinformatics Center (NBIC), board member of the ELIXIR international board, an executive team member of the Open PHACTS IMI project and e-science integrator for the Life Sciences in the Netherlands e-Science Center. His research is focused on nanopublications as a substrate for in silico knowledge discovery.

    e-infrastructure colloquia
    This is the first lecture in a series of e-infrastructure colloquia, organized by BiG Grid, e-BioGrid, NBIC, SARA, Nikhef, EGI, NLeSC. Location
    Science Park Amsterdam is easily accessible by public transport, train station Amsterdam Science Park. Paid parking for cars.
    http://www.scienceparkamsterdam.nl/en/contact/how-to-find-us The following colloquia are on:
    • Wednesday 23 May at AMC, Amsterdam organized by e-BioGrid
      Keynote by Roberto Barbera, University of Catania and INFN, Italy, followed by a panel discussion.
    • Thursday 21 June, Science Park Amsterdam organized by EGI
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    First International School on Semantic Web Applications and Tools in Life Sciences http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/first-international-school-on-semantic-web-applications-and-tools-in-life-sciences/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/first-international-school-on-semantic-web-applications-and-tools-in-life-sciences/ Thu, 05 Apr 2012 17:04:00 +0200 02 May 2012 05 May 2012 - It is a great pleasure to announce the first "International School on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences" to be...
  • User Interaction and Semantic Web (Eric Miller, CognitiveAtlas)
  • Robust Ontology Design (to be confirmed)
  • Semantic Search (Michael Schroeder, GoPubMed)
  • Semantic Web Services (Luke McCarthy, SADI)
  • Semantic Web and large scale Life Sciences Knowledge Bases (Jerven Bolleman, Uniprot)
  • SPARQLing away at Data Integration using federated queries and SWObjects (Helena Deus, DERI)
  • Gene Disease Association (Dietrich Rebholz-Schugmann, EBI)
  • Please refer to the website for a detailed and updated program. Participants fees are €300 (before March 31st) and €350 (from April, 1st).The school will be limited to 40 participants. For registrations, please click here. ]]>
    Spring 2012 NMC Metabolomics Meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/spring-2012-nmc-metabolomics-meeting/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/spring-2012-nmc-metabolomics-meeting/ Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:36:00 +0200 07 May 2012 08 May 2012 - The Netherlands Metabolomics Days offer a lecture programme with international key note speakers and a poster session. The first day May 7th is a... here.]]> Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2012 (GLBIO 2012) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/great-lakes-bioinformatics-conference-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/great-lakes-bioinformatics-conference-2012/ Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:22:00 +0100 15 May 2012 17 May 2012 - The 7th Annual Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO) is among the newest official conferences of the International Society for Computational...
  • Howard Cash, Gene Codes
  • Michael Lynch, Indiana University
  • Mercedes Pascual, University of Michigan
  • Russell Schwartz, Carnegie Mellon University
  • For more information about the program, submissions and registration, click here.]]>
    4th International Workshop on Semantic Web Information Management http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/4th-international-workshop-on-semantic-web-information-management/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/4th-international-workshop-on-semantic-web-information-management/ Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:28:00 +0200 20 May 2012 - As the World Wide Web grows, it is becoming more and more complex for humans to efficiently find and exploit the information we need. The underlying... website.
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    10th HealthGrid conference http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/10th-healthgrid-conference/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/10th-healthgrid-conference/ Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:14:00 +0200 21 May 2012 23 May 2012 - The tenth HealthGrid conference will take place at the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam from Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd May... here.]]> HARMONY 2012: The Hackathon on Resources for Modeling in Biology http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/harmony-2012-the-hackathon-on-resources-for-modeling-in-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/harmony-2012-the-hackathon-on-resources-for-modeling-in-biology/ Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:35:00 +0100 21 May 2012 25 May 2012 - During this 5-day meeting (May 21 to May 25) around 70 researchers work on the development of different format standards (BioPAX, SBML, SBGN and... website.]]> International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA'12) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/international-symposium-on-bioinformatics-research-and-applications-isbra12/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/international-symposium-on-bioinformatics-research-and-applications-isbra12/ Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:18:00 +0100 21 May 2012 23 May 2012 - The International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA) provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and results among... website.]]> 4th International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/4th-international-workshop-on-science-gateways-for-life-sciences/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/4th-international-workshop-on-science-gateways-for-life-sciences/ Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:03:00 +0200 23 May 2012 25 May 2012 - New technologies and experimental methods in the field of life sciences have enabled researchers to create huge amounts of data in extremely short... IWSG-Life2012 will bring together scientists from the field of life sciences, bioinformatics and computer science. The aim is to exchange experience, formulate ideas and introduce up-to-date technological advances in molecular and systems biology in the context of Science Gateways.
    For more information, click here.
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    Science Gateways for Semantic-Web-Based Life Science Applications http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/science-gateways-for-semantic-web-based-life-science-applications/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/science-gateways-for-semantic-web-based-life-science-applications/ Wed, 23 May 2012 00:00:00 +0200 23 May 2012 - e-Infrastructure colloquium Science Gateways for Semantic-Web-Based Life Science Applications
    by Roberto Barbera (University of Catania and INFN, Italy)
    followed by a panel discussion "Data analysis for the masses with cloud?" The colloquium is part of the programme of HealthGrid/IWSG-Life. Panelists: Abstract
    e-Infrastructures have been built in several areas of the world but, despite the investments made by the European Commission and by other funding agencies, both at national and international level, the total number of its users is in the order of magnitude of 104, much less than O(107), which is the order of magnitude of the number of GÉANT users, or even O(106), which is the is the order of magnitude of the number of researchers in Europe. The reasons for this, investigated by several surveys (e.g., the EU-commissioned eResearch2020 one), are related to the complexity for non-IT-expert users of the Grid security, the little adoption of standards to let different middleware be interoperable among each other, and the lack of general frameworks to build easily customizable high-level user interfaces. In this keynote speech, I will report on the work done at INFN, in the context of several EU projects, to develop a standard-based and middleware-independent framework to build new-generation Science Gateways supporting Identity Federations. About Roberto Barbera
    Prof. Roberto Barbera was born in Catania (Italy) in October 1963. He graduated in Physics "cum laude" at the University of Catania in 1986 and since 1990 he holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the same University. Since 2005 he is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Catania University. Since his graduation his main research activity has been done in the domains of Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics. He has been involved in many experiments in France, Russia, United States and Sweden to study nuclear matter properties in heavy ion collisions at intermediate energies. He is author of several book chapters, more than 170 scientific papers published on international journals, and more than 400 proceedings of international conferences. He is editor of the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies and referee of Journal of Grid Computing, Future Generation Computer Systems, and BMC Medical Informatics.
    Since 1997 he has been involved in CERN experiments and he is currently one of the members of the ALICE Experiment at LHC. Within ALICE, he has been the coordinator of the Off-line software of the Inner Tracking System detector and member of the Off-line Board. Since late 1999 he is interested in Grid Computing. He is member of the Executive Board of the Italian INFN Grid Project, of the Executive Committee of the Italian Grid Infrastructure (the Italian National Grid Initiative) and of the Scientific & Technical Committee of GARR (the Italian National Research and Education Network). Between 2005 and 2009 he has been the Director of two large Grid Projects (TriGrid VL and PI2S2) funded by the Sicilian Regional Government and by the Ministry of University and Research, respectively. At European level, he has been involved with managerial duties in many EU funded projects and he is currently the Coordinator of the EPIKH Marie Curie Action. In 2004, he created the international GILDA Grid infrastructure for training and dissemination that he coordinates since the beginning. He is currently involved in the design and implementation of Science Gateways for various Virtual Research Communities. About Location
    Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam (AMC).
    The AMC is located in the south of Amsterdam, being asily reached by train, subway and bus. The trip from Amsterdam Center by public transportation takes ~20min. See more information here. About e-Infrastructure colloquia
    This colloquium is organized by e-BioGrid. Admission: registration is required, no fee.
    e-Infrastructure colloquia series are organized by BiG Grid, e-BioGrid, NBIC, SARA, Nikhef, EGI, NLeSC. The following colloquium is on:
    - Thursday 21 June, Science Park Amsterdam organized by EGI ]]>
    Belgian-Dutch Conference on Machine Learning & Workshop on Predictive Modeling for the Life Sciences http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/belgian-dutch-conference-on-machine-learning-workshop-on-predictive-modeling-for-the-life-sciences/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/belgian-dutch-conference-on-machine-learning-workshop-on-predictive-modeling-for-the-life-sciences/ Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:10:00 +0100 24 May 2012 25 May 2012 - The 21st edition of the annual Belgian-Dutch Conference on Machine Learning (BeneLearn) will be organized in Ghent, in conjunction with a workshop on... website.]]> NVTB annual meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nvtb-annual-meeting/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nvtb-annual-meeting/ Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:40:00 +0100 24 May 2012 25 May 2012 - The annual meeting of the Dutch Society of theoretical biology (NVTB) will this year be held on Thursday and Friday, May 24 and 25 in Schoorl.... Registration is open already. They have two invited lectures:Professor Martin Scheffer (WUR) will speak about 'Resilience Revisited' and Prof. Dr. Bela Mulder (AMOLF) about 'Survival of thealigned: modelling self-organisation in the plant cortical microtubule array'. For more information and the program, visit the website.]]> BioBusiness Event http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biobusiness-event/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/biobusiness-event/ Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:57:00 +0200 24 May 2012 - BioBusiness Event is the annual business & network meeting for professionals in the Life Sciences & MedTech sector. The objective of this...
  • Keynote speakers
  • Interactive Infomarket
  • Meet the Expert
  • Meet the Recruiter
  • Masterclass BioBusiness pitch presentations and Award
  • Diverse parallel sessions, workshops and Roundtable discussions
  • Niaba ALV
  • For more information, visit their website.]]>
    New Style VOC Conference http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/new-style-voc-conference/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/new-style-voc-conference/ Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:42:00 +0100 25 May 2012 - The Dutch/Flemisch Classification Society, VOC, is an interdisciplinary society that aims at communicating scientific principles, methods, and... Important Dates / Deadlines:
    • March 30: deadline for abstract submission.
    • April 15: notification of acceptance of presentation.
    • May 11: deadline for inscription of non presenters.
    For more information, visit the conference website.]]>
    Workshop Software Licensing and Valorization http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/bioassist-programmers-meeting/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/bioassist-programmers-meeting/ Fri, 25 May 2012 00:00:00 +0200 25 May 2012 - Many software projects in the life sciences are written as "open source". But do we actually know what that means? What is "open...
    Legal issues surrounding software are not the specialty of bioinformatics programmers, nor from their (biology-oriented) group leaders. It is, however, for both of these groups very important to have a basic understanding about software licensing. To inform as many people as possible, NBIC and NMC together are organizing a one day workshop on Software licensing and valorization.

    This workshop is organized  together with NMC and Technology Transfer Offices.  In the morning session a lecture will introduce you to software copyright and what a license can and can not do, with examples of existing open source licenses. A second lecture will add a valorization perspective: open source in company practice. In the afternoon session we will discuss licensing issues around software projects from participants in the workshop. Participants are encouraged to contact us with their own experience and questions. For more information and the registration form check here. ]]>
    Thesis defense http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/thesis-defense/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/thesis-defense/ Fri, 11 May 2012 09:35:00 +0200 06 Jun 2012 - Jumamurat Bayjanov (Radboud University) is defending his thesis Genome-scale integrative genotype-phenotype analysis of Lactococcus lactis and... Lactococcus lactis and Lactobacillus plantarum. The work described in his thesis is part of the NBIC research programme BioRange.]]> NCSB Workshop http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ncsb-workshop/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ncsb-workshop/ Mon, 14 May 2012 09:33:00 +0200 07 Jun 2012 - Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Analysis in Systems Biology th about "Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Analysis in Systems Biology". Speakers are:
    • Hans van Beek (VU / NBIC)
    • Gunnar Cedersund (Linköping University, SE)
    • Andreas Raue (University of Freiburg, DE)
    • Joep Vanlier (TUE / CMSB)
    • Vladislav Vyshemirsky (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
    Registration     
    Registration is free; first come, first served. Deadline for registration is June 1st. You can register here:www.ncsb.nl/congress/public More information and contact
    More information about the workshop can be found the NCSB-website: www.ncsb.nl/workshop/uncertainty-analysis, or you can contact Natal van Riel (n.a.w.v.riel@removethis.tue.nl) of TU Eindhoven. The workshop information is also available in de NBIC course overview.]]>
    Annual SocBiN Conference: Bioinformatics 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/annual-socbim-conference-bioinformatics-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/annual-socbim-conference-bioinformatics-2012/ Thu, 31 May 2012 09:17:00 +0200 11 Jun 2012 14 Jun 2012 - SocBiN in collaboration with Center for Biomembrane Research welcomes you to the 12th annual conference in bioinformatics. This year the conference... SocBiN in collaboration with Center for Biomembrane Research welcomes you to the 12th annual conference in bioinformatics. This year the conference will be held in beautiful Stockholm starting at lunch-time June 11 and ending at lunch on June 14. It will be located in the Scheele laboratory on the Karolinska Institutet campus, close to Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. There will be an exciting scientific program with 4 invited keynote speakers and 5 sessions (Molecular Machines, Using next generation sequence data, Data analysis of proteomics assays, Bioinformatics of chemical biology and RNA bioinformatics). For more information, please visit the conference website ]]> SIB PhD Training Network and Doctoral Program in Population Genomics Joint Summer School 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/sib-phd-training-network-and-doctoral-program-in-population-genomics-joint-summer-school-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/sib-phd-training-network-and-doctoral-program-in-population-genomics-joint-summer-school-2012/ Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:48:00 +0200 17 Jun 2012 22 Jun 2012 - Population Genomics and Bioinformatics share many common interests at the interface of modern integrative biology, which may generate enormous... Working together, bioinformaticians and population genomics scientists develop advanced approaches to study biological variation. This collaboration is imperative to establish new hypotheses and models to strike a new path towards the understanding of biology at the population level.

    In order to give PhD students access to the state-of-the-art bioinformatics techniques and the biological questions that population genomics has prompted, the interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Population Genomics and the SIB are organizing a joint Summer School simply entitled “Bioinformatics and Population Genomics".
    The objective of this course is to teach PhD students how to integrate, manage, and analyse experimental genomics data using advanced bioinformatics tools.

    Theoretical approaches and their practical application covered during the week by renowned speakers will be of interest to both population genomics and bioinformatics PhD students from Switzerland or abroad.

    The summer school will take place in Adelboden, a charming, small village in the Bernese Oberland (Swiss Alps). The beautiful and remote setting, along with the challenging program, were chosen to promote and enhance the communication and interaction amongst teachers and students. Lectures and hands-on sessions will provide the necessary environment to generate lively and informative discussions and initiate new synergies among the young investigators. For more information, click here.]]>
    RSG BioCafe: How to handle your supervisor http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organizations/rsg/events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-how-to-handle-your-supervisor/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organizations/rsg/events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-how-to-handle-your-supervisor/ Fri, 11 May 2012 13:07:00 +0200 18 Jun 2012 - Prof. Bart Noordam will give a talk at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam on the subject “How to handle your supervisor”, as part of the RSG... rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org) is required.
    Registration deadline: Friday June 8th, 2012
    Event website:http://www.iscbsc.org/rsg/rsg-netherlands/biocafe-how-handle-you-supervisor-june-18th-2012 About Bart Noordam
    Prof. Bart Noordam, Ph.D. (1964) is co-author with Patricia Gosling of the book “Mastering Your Ph.D.: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond”, rated as a must reading for Ph.D. students and supervisors of all times. After a scientific career of ten years that culminated with a position as department head of the scientific research institute FOM-AMOLF and a professorship at the VU University Amsterdam, Bart Noordam worked for management consultants McKinsey & Company (where he was involved in restructuring former government organizations and developing plans for European pension funds, among other things). He was able to further hone his skills in analytical research and management from 2002 to 2005 as director of FOM-AMOLF (200 employees), and from 2005 to 2008 when, as director, he established an auditor’s office with statutory responsibility for the provinces of Flevoland, Noord-Holland, Utrecht and Zuid-Holland. From February 2008 to April 2009 he was director of the Imaging Department of ASML. He was appointed dean of the Faculty of Science of the UvA effective 1 May 2009. About RSG Netherlands
    The Regional Student Group (RSG) Netherlands is a student organization whose mission is to promote scientific and social networking among Ph.D. students in the fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The group organizes on a regular basis events open to the Ph.D. community, ranging from informal lectures by renowned Dutch scientists to workshops on hot topics for the Ph.D. students, such as effective elaboration of presentations and posters and successful grant writing.]]>
    Metagenomics seminar http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/metagenomics-seminar/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/metagenomics-seminar/ Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0200 19 Jun 2012 - The next metagenomics seminar will be held on June 19th in Utrecht. This meeting will feature presentations from both academic and industry groups...
  • "Impact of dietary polyphenols on the human gut microbiota metatranscriptome" by Selin Bolca (Gent University/Unilever R&D)
  • "Investigating changes in the viral quasispecies using next-generation sequencing" by Matthijs Welkers (AMC)
  • "New RNA-seq based plans & strategies in metagenomics study" by Irina Pulyakhina (LUMC)
  • Please find the program and the location details at the meeting's webpage: https://wiki.nbic.nl/index.php/Metagenomics_seminar_on_19-6-2012 About 40 seats are available. Participation is free. To register, please send an E-mail to Leon Mei.]]>
    5th Next-generation sequencing meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/5th-next-generation-sequencing-meeting/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/5th-next-generation-sequencing-meeting/ Fri, 01 Jun 2012 10:56:00 +0200 20 Jun 2012 - The 5th NGS meeting aims to bring together scientists from the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg who are working with any of the... meeting website for more information and registration.]]> e-Infrastructure colloquium June21 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/e-infrastructure-colloquium-2/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/e-infrastructure-colloquium-2/ Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:27:00 +0200 21 Jun 2012 - Peopleware for e-Infrastructures and e-Science by Silvia OlabarriagaDate: Thursday 21 June 2012, 16h30 - 17h30 drinks afterwardsLocation: Science... Peopleware for e-Infrastructures and e-Science by Silvia Olabarriaga

    Date: Thursday 21 June 2012, 16h30 - 17h30 drinks afterwards
    Location
    : Science Park Amsterdam, café-restaurant Polder
    Science Park 306
    1098 XH Amsterdam
    Route: Science Park Amsterdam is easily accessible by public transport, train station Amsterdam Science Park. Paid parking for cars.
    Admission: free, no registration

    Abstract: Peopleware for e-Infrastructures and e-Science
    Silvia Delgado Olabarriaga was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She graduated in Informatics at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Brazil) in 1982. After working two years in the Brazilian computer industry (EDISA) as a software engineer, she went back to Informatics at UFRGS to obtain a Master's degree Computer Graphics. Her dissertation was about 3D computer animation (1987), which remained her main reseach topic at INESC, Lisbon (1988-1989) and as a lecturer at the Informatics Institute at UFRGS (1990-2002). From 1994 on, her interests moved into Scientific Visualization and Image Processing, with focus on medical applications. She obtained a PhD in Computer Science in 1999, at the Intelligent Sensorial Information Systems at the University of Amsterdam, NL, with the thesis Human-Computer Interaction for the Segmentation of Medical Images. From April 2002 until February 2005 she worked as a research fellow at the Image Sciences Institutes, UMC-Utrecht, NL, in medical image segmentation (CT). In March 2005 she joined the Virtual Laboratory for e-Sciences project at the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam. Her main interests since then include the development, usage and evaluation of grid technology for to enable and enhance advanced biomedical (imaging) applications (e-Science). In 2007 Silvia moved to the Academic Medical Center and became leader of the Medical Diagnosis and Imaging subprogram (SP1.3) of the VL-e project. In May 2008 she joined the Bioinformatics Laboratory as a post doctoral fellow.

    Silvia is currently assistant professor at the Bioinformatics Laboratory of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (KEBB) of the AMC and leads the e-Bioscience group.

    This colloquium is organized by EGI.
    e-Infrastructure colloquia are organized by BiG Grid, e-BioGrid, NBIC, SARA, Nikhef, EGI, NLeSC]]>
    e-Infrastructure colloquium June22 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/e-infrastructure-colloquium-june22/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/nbic-events/detail/article/e-infrastructure-colloquium-june22/ Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:34:00 +0200 22 Jun 2012 - Towards Scalable Distributed Applications and Systems: The P* Model of Pilot-Abstractions by Shantenu Jha, Project leader SAGA, Rutgers University... Towards Scalable Distributed Applications and Systems: The P* Model of Pilot-Abstractions by Shantenu Jha, Project leader SAGA, Rutgers University School of Engineering,Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, USA Date: Friday 22 June 2012, 15h30 - 16h30 drinks afterwards
    Location: Science Park Amsterdam, UvA FNWI, room 1.110
    Science Park 904
    1098 XH Amsterdam
    Route: Science Park Amsterdam is easily accessible by public transport, train station Amsterdam Science Park. Paid parking for cars.
    Admission: free, no registration Abstract: Towards Scalable Distributed Applications and Systems: The P* Model of Pilot-Abstractions
    Many scientifically important questions require the efficient use of high-performance and distributed computing in order to provide answers with the accuracy needed at large-scales. We begin by analyzing how and why it has been necessary to develop "effective abstractions" in order to successfully utilize production high-performance distributed cyberinfrastructure, such as NSF's TeraGrid/XSEDE. For example, pilot-jobs are arguably one of the most widely-used distributed computing abstractions, and have been shown to support scalable and dynamic utilization of distributed resource. However, there does not exist a well defined, unifying conceptual model of pilot-jobs which can be used to define, compare and reason across different implementations of pilot-jobs; this presents a barrier to extensibility and interoperability. We introduce the P* Model the first known conceptual model of pilot-jobs, validate its implementation via the Pilot-API -- by concurrently using multiple distinct pilot-job frameworks on distinct production distributed cyberinfrastructures, and propose extensions of the P* Model to data. We will discuss the application of the pilot-abstraction to support the infrastructural and algorithmic requirements of several Grand Challenge problems facing the Computational Biology community, for example data-analytics for next-generation gene sequencing, enhanced sampling molecular algorithms, and in-silico personalized and predictive health-care.

    Shantenu Jha
    http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/faculty/jha 
    http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/node/339
    Shantenu is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, a member of the Graduate Faculty in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh (UK), and a Visiting Scientist at University College London. He is also the Associate Director for Advanced Research Cyberinfrastructure at the nascent Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute. Before moving to Rutgers, he was the lead for Cyberinfrastructure Research and Development at the CCT at Louisiana State University. His research interests lie at the triple point of Applied Computing, Cyberinfrastructure R&D and Computational Science. Shantenu is the lead investigator of the SAGA project (http://www.saga-project.org), which is a community standard and is part of the official middleware/software stack of most major Production Distributed Cyberinfrastructure -- such as US NSF's XSEDE and the European Grid Infrastructure. His research has been funded by multiple NSF awards, US National Institute for Health (NIH) as well as the UK EPSRC (OMII-UK project and Research theme at the e-Science Institute). Jha has won several prestigious awards at ACM/IEEE Supercomputing and the International Supercomputing Series. Jha is writing a book on "Abstractions for Distributed Applications and Systems: A Computational Science Perspective". Jha seeks fearless and revolutionary young minds to join the RADICAL (thinking) group! Away from work, Jha tries middle-distance running and biking, tends to be an economics-junky, enjoys reading and writing random musings and tries to use his copious amounts of free time with a conscience. e-Infrastructure colloquia are organized by BiG Grid, e-BioGrid, NBIC, SARA, Nikhef, EGI, NLeSC, UvA.]]>
    Symposium Open Access http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/symposium-open-access/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/symposium-open-access/ Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:34:00 +0200 22 Jun 2012 - Contents:The topic of ‘publication models’ has received and continues to receive much attention in academic circles. As of June 4, 2012, 11988... Contents:
    The topic of ‘publication models’ has received and continues to receive much attention in academic circles. As of June 4, 2012, 11988 researchers have signed the boycott on Elsevier’s journals (see: http://www.thecostofknowledge.com). As the website of the initiative states among others: “They [Elsevier] charge exorbitantly high prices for subscriptions to individual journals”. An alternative to traditional publication models is Open Access Publishing. The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge1 states for example that Open Access must satisfy two basic conditions:
    1. The author(s) and right holder(s) of such contributions grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship (community standards, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work, as they do now), as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.

    2. A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in an appropriate standard electronic format is deposited (and thus published) in at least one online repository using suitable technical standards (such as the Open Archive definitions) that is supported and maintained by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, inter operability, and long-term archiving.

    As is almost always the case, there many subtleties and facets which need to be taken into account when comparing publication models. Different aspects will be presented during the Open Access Symposium, on June 22nd, 2012, 14.00-17.00, at the Faculty of Science, Radboud University, HG00.307. Keynote speaker will be prof. dr. Jos Engelen, Chairman of the NWO Governing Board.

    Programme:
    14.00 Opening
    14.05-14.10 Intro by Marcel Becker (or Luca Consoli)
    14.10-14.30 Lecture mevrouw N. Grygierczyk, director University Library RU Nijmegen ~ Who is afraid of Open Access?
    14.30-14.40 Q&A
    14.40-15.00 Lecture M. Jansen, attorney 'Dirkzwager advocaten' ~ Legal protection
    of scientific research and free flow of information
    15.00-15.10 Q&A
    15.10-15.30  voordracht S. Roffel, Elsevier publishers ~ Access in
    the digital age; a publisher’s perspective
    15.30-15.45  break
    15.45-16.15  Lecture J. Engelen, NWO ~ Open Access scientific
    publishing - easy in principle, hard in practice
    16.15-17.00  Q & A
    17.00 Drinks

    For more information:
    Dr. M. Becker (Centrum voor Ethiek, RU) M.Becker@removethis.ftr.ru.nl
    Dr. L. Consoli, (ISIS and Centrum voor Ethiek, RU) ISIS L. Consoli@removethis.ftr.ru.nl

    Organized by:
    Centrum voor Ethiek and ISIS]]>
    2012 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2012) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/2012-galaxy-community-conference-gcc2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/2012-galaxy-community-conference-gcc2012/ Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:11:00 +0200 25 Jun 2012 27 Jun 2012 - Galaxy makes it easy to perform analysis interactively through the web, on arbitrarily large datasets. With hundreds of tools there are few limits on... here. ]]> Advanced Statistics and Data Mining Summerschool http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/advanced-statistics-and-data-mining-summerschool/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/advanced-statistics-and-data-mining-summerschool/ Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:35:00 +0200 25 Jun 2012 06 Jul 2012 - This summerschool is organized by the Artificial Intelligence Department of the Computer Science Faculty of the Univ. Politécnica de Madrid. This... here in PDF format. Visit also their website for more information.]]> Seminar: Information sources in Biotechnology http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/seminar-information-sources-in-biotechnology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/seminar-information-sources-in-biotechnology/ Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:40:00 +0200 05 Jul 2012 - On July 5 LURIS, The Technology Transfer Office of the University of Leiden and of The Leiden University Medical Center, The Leiden Bioscience Park,... SLING are organising a seminar on Information sources in Biotechnology. Participation to the Seminar is free of charge. All the databases presented are available free of charge. More information about the programme can be found here.]]> RenGen 2012 - Regulatory Genomics Special Interest Group http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rengen-2012-regulatory-genomics-special-interest-group/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rengen-2012-regulatory-genomics-special-interest-group/ Fri, 11 May 2012 12:59:00 +0200 14 Jul 2012 - Regulatory genomics involves the study of the genomic 'control system,' which determines how, when and where to activate the 'blueprint' encoded in...
  • inference of gene regulatory networks,
  • utilization of information pertaining to epigenetics, chromatin structure, and histone modifications,
  • determination of the roles of regulatory RNAs,
  • prediction of transcriptional regulation from RNA-seq data and ChIP-seq data,
  • pattern discovery in sequences, and
  • sequence based modeling of gene expression.
  • For more information, visit the website. ]]>
    Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/brazilian-symposium-on-bioinformatics-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/brazilian-symposium-on-bioinformatics-2012/ Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:16:00 +0100 15 Aug 2012 17 Aug 2012 - The 2012 Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics (BSB 2012) is an international conference which covers all aspects of bioinformatics and computational... Brazilian Computer Society(SBC). Since 2005 the BSB proceedings have been published in the series Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) by Springer Verlag. BSB 2012, together with the Brazilian School on Bioinformatics (Escola Brasileira de Bioinformática - EBB), will be held at the College of Computing of Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul in Campo Grande, a city situated in the Center-West region of Brazil. In addition to regular technical sessions with oral, poster presentations, the conference program will feature invited plenary talks by world-leading researchers. For more information about BSB 2012, visit the website.]]> The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution 2012: Theory of Speciation http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/the-helsinki-summer-school-on-mathematical-ecology-and-evolution-2012-theory-of-speciation/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/the-helsinki-summer-school-on-mathematical-ecology-and-evolution-2012-theory-of-speciation/ Thu, 03 Nov 2011 08:45:00 +0100 19 Aug 2012 26 Aug 2012 - The Acadamy of Finland is pleased to invite students and young researchers to the summer school Theory of Speciation to be held between 19 and...
  • Sergey Gavrilets: Population genetics of speciation
  • Nick Barton: Multilocus models of speciation
  • Sander van Doorn: The role of sexual selection in speciation
  • Eva Kisdi: The ecology of speciation
  • Daniel Bolnick: Theory and empirical speciation research
  • All young researchers working in mathematical ecology/evolution can apply from all countries, especially from Europe and the Mediterranean. The school is aimed at PhD students of biology with sufficient theoretical background and at PhD students of mathematics with interest in ecology and evolution, but they also welcome advanced undergraduates and postdocs. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2012. There is no fee for registration. For more details and application, see http://wiki.helsinki.fi/display/huippu/mathbio2012 ]]>
    10th international GridKa School 2012: Cloud & Grid Computing http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/10th-international-gridka-school-2012-cloud-grid-computing/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/10th-international-gridka-school-2012-cloud-grid-computing/ Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:23:00 +0200 27 Aug 2012 31 Aug 2012 - The school provides the excellent possibility for young investigators, site administrators and students interested in storage systems, software... here.]]> 3rd International Workshop on BIOKDD'12 and 23rd International Conference on DEXA’12 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/3rd-international-workshop-on-biokdd12-and-23rd-international-conference-on-dexa12/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/3rd-international-workshop-on-biokdd12-and-23rd-international-conference-on-dexa12/ Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:05:00 +0100 03 Sep 2012 07 Sep 2012 - The 3rd International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining(BIOKDD'12) is held in parallel with the 23rd International... 3rd International Workshop on Biological Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining(BIOKDD'12) is held in parallel with the 23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA’12). With the development of Molecular Biology during the last decades, they are witnessing an exponential growth of both the volume and the complexity of biological data.For example, the Human Genome Projectprovided the sequence of the 3 billion DNA bases that constitute the human genome.And, consequently, they are provided too with the sequences of about 100,000 proteins. Therefore, they are entering the post-genomic era: after having focused so many efforts on the accumulation of data, they have now to focus as much effort, and even more, on the analysis of these data. Analyzing this huge volume of data is a challenging task because, not only, of its complexity and its multiple and numerous correlated factors, but also, because of the continuous evolution of their understanding of the biological mechanisms. Classical approaches of biological data analysis are no longer efficient and produce only a very limited amount of information, compared to the numerous and complex biological mechanisms under study. From here comes the necessity to use computer tools and develop new in silico high performance approaches to support them in the analysis of biological data and, hence, to help them in their understanding of the correlations that exist between, on one hand, structures and functional patterns of biological sequences and, on the other hand, genetic and biochemical mechanisms.Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) are a response to these new trends. Paper submission details Authors are invited to submit electronically original contributions in English. Submitted papers should not exceed 5 pages in IEEE format. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of DEXA’12 Workshops with IEEE CSP.One of the authors of an accepted paper must register toDEXA’12 conference and present the paper at BIOKDD’12 workshop. For paper registration and electronic submission starting from January 2012, click here. For more information, visit the website.]]> MacBrain Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/macbrain-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/macbrain-symposium/ Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:38:00 +0200 06 Sep 2012 - A one day international symposium on the integrative analysis of brain diseases: brain banks, machine learning, clinical and pathological studies.... Speakers
    • Jean-Paul Vonsattel – Director of the New York Brain Bank at Columbia University
    • Daniel Lightfoot – Director of the Autism Tissue Program
    • Sophia Ananiadou – Director of the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM)
    • Yves Moreau – Program director of POC Bioinformatics Department of Bio-Engineering sciences, KU Leuven
    • Amanda Kiliaan – Department of Anatomy/Cognitive Neurosciences, Radboud University
    • John C. van Swieten – Erasmus MC
    • Inge Huitinga – Netherlands Brain Bank
    • Elena Marchiori – Radboud University
    The goal of this symposium is to provide researchers and practitioners an overview of the cutting edge research on core aspects of integrative research of brain diseases, combining data management, machine learning and clinical and pathological studies. The lectures from worldwide domain experts will describe state-of-the-art research and discuss innovative directions aiming at optimizing knowledge discovery processes, from data collection in brain banks through machine learning to integrative clinical and pathological studies. The symposium will provide a multi-disciplinary forum for discussing issues and achievements in research on brain diseases. It will stimulate and strengthen synergy and collaboration among researchers from different disciplines, such as brain bankers, data managers, IT specialists, pathologists and clinicians, in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness the integrative study of brain diseases. For more information and registration, click here.]]>
    European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/european-conference-on-computational-biology-eccb-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/european-conference-on-computational-biology-eccb-2012/ Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:24:00 +0100 09 Sep 2012 12 Sep 2012 - ECCB'12 - the European Conference on Computational Biology - is the key European computational biology event in 2012 uniting scientists working in a... website.]]> NBIC co-organises a workshop at ECCB2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-co-organises-a-workshop-at-eccb2012-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-co-organises-a-workshop-at-eccb2012-1/ Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:29:00 +0200 09 Sep 2012 - NBIC, SIB, EBI and BTN (Bioinformatics Training Network) organise a one-day workshop related to bioinformatics training for life scientists on... SIB, EBI and BTN (Bioinformatics Training Network) organise a one-day workshop related to bioinformatics training for life scientists on September 9, 2012 in Basel, as part of the ECCB2012 conference.

    The title of the workshop is: “Bioinformatics Training for Life Scientists - Showcases and Challenges from tutors’ perspectives”. The workshop contains sessions about the challenges that tutors face and about successful showcases. Furthermore, it represents a platform where those involved in bioinformatics training to life scientists can meet, confront and share experiences, as well as discuss future directions and collaboration in joint efforts. The tentative program of the workshop is available here and will be available at http://www.eccb12.org/WS4. We encourage everyone to participate and share their training experiences with training by sending in an abstract for the Showcases Session. See at the workshop website for more information.]]>
    Workshop: Host-associated Microbiota 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/workshop-host-associated-microbiota-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/workshop-host-associated-microbiota-2012/ Thu, 10 May 2012 09:20:00 +0200 12 Sep 2012 14 Sep 2012 - The Host-associated Microbiota workshop 2012 takes place at the University of Basel in Switzerland on September 12th - 14th, 2012. Young scientists... website.]]> CTMM Annual Meeting 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ctmm-annual-meeting-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ctmm-annual-meeting-2012/ Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:57:00 +0200 13 Sep 2012 - The CTMM Annual Meeting will take place on 13 September 2012, in the Media Plaza of the Jaarbeurs Conference Centre in Utrecht.The theme of this...
    The theme of this year’s meeting is ‘Patient-centric Innovations’ – bringing into focus the fact that bench-to-bedside research means taking real patient needs as well as clinical requirements into account in order to develop solutions that will be widely accepted in patient care.
    Regarding this year’s theme the meeting will not be restricted to researchers from the CTMM projects, it will be open to a broader public.
    The Annual Meeting’s one-day symposium will focus on the different CTMM research fields grouped into four major themed tracks, with several sub-sessions per track.
    The preliminary program comprises sessions on:
    1. Molecular Biomarkers
    2. Imaging Modalities
    3. Technology Development
    4. Road to Implementation
    While the first three sessions will give you the opportunity to learn more about a specific area of CTMM research, the fourth session will illustrate how results from specific projects will be implemented in clinical practice.
    ]]>
    Chemometrics Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/chemometrics-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/chemometrics-symposium/ Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:36:00 +0200 20 Sep 2012 - The Dutch Chemometrics Society is organizing its 27th Annual Chemometrics Symposium with special guest presentations by Professor Harald Martens and... th Annual Chemometrics Symposium with special guest presentations by Professor Harald Martens and Dr. Frank Westad from Norway. Program with short titles: 9.30 Registration and coffee 10.15 Paul Eilers – Opening
    10.30 Harald Martens – “Models of Models”
    11.30 Frank Westad – “Uncertainty estimates, variable selection and model validation”
    12.00 Claire Boucon – “Multilevel Components Analysis and food product experience” 12.30 Walking lunch / Poster session 13.45 Tom Bloemberg – “A proteomics analysis pipeline”
    14.15 Eduard Derks – “Thermometrics: chemometrics in thermal analysis” 14.45 Coffee/tea break 15.15 Ralph Rippe – “Models for SNP array fluorescence”
    15.45 Jildau Bouwman – “Treatment effect mapping in Health Space”
    16.15 Edoardo Saccenti – “Towards mixed network models”
    16.45 Winning Poster Announcement 17.00 Closure and drinks Registration Registration is required, and will be done on a first come first serve basis. The symposium fee is 80 euros (students: 40 euros) and can be transferred on the account of the Chemometrics workgroup (Girorekening: 4851827 t.n.v. Werkgroep Chemometrie) or paid at the conference venue. Deadline for registration is August 31th, 2012 To register, send an email to Jeroen Jansen (JJ.Jansen@science.ru.nl) containing your
    name, affiliation and whether or not you are a student. More information can be found at our website: www.chemometrie.nl  (events and workshops) and in the Flyer (pdf) attached.]]>
    Symposium Systems Biology of Energy Metabolism and Ageing http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/symposium-systems-biology-of-energy-metabolism-and-ageing/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/symposium-systems-biology-of-energy-metabolism-and-ageing/ Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:31:00 +0100 24 Sep 2012 - The symposium is third in a series organized by the Systems Biology Centres in the Netherlands. The first symposium, about Cancer Systems Biology,... www.csb-bioenergetics.nl). The symposium in Groningen will highlight advances in Systems Biology of Energy Metabolism and Ageing, across species and bridging bottom-up and top-down approaches. Keynote speaker (confirmed): Alexander van Oudenaarden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Hubrecht Institute. The symposium will be followed by the biannual meeting of the International Study Group of Systems Biology, to be held on the isle of Ameland, one hour away from the city of Groningen, on September 25-28, 2012. For more information, visit the website.]]> International Study Group for Systems Biology 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/international-study-group-for-systems-biology-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/international-study-group-for-systems-biology-2012/ Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:44:00 +0100 25 Sep 2012 28 Sep 2012 - The International Study Group of Systems Biology (ISGSB) organizes biannual workshops where new developments in systems biology research are...
  • Metabolic and regulatory networks
  • Multiscale modelling
  • Stochastic processes
  • Single cells
  • Structural organization
  • Medical systems biology
  • Synthetic biology 
  • Ageing
  • Evolution
  • Advances in experimental and computational tools
  • On Sept 24, 2012, they are also organizing a satelite symposium on Systems Biology of Energy Metabolism and Ageing. For more information, visit the website. ]]>
    3rd Metagenomics Seminar http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/3rd-metagenomics-seminar/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/3rd-metagenomics-seminar/ Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:14:00 +0200 25 Sep 2012 - Following two very successful meetings, the NBIC BioAssist program organises the 3rd edition of the metagenomics seminar on September 25th in... NBIC wiki. This meeting is open to all members working in an NBIC partner institute. To register, please send an email to Leon Mei.]]> BiG Grid and Beyond http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/big-grid-and-beyond/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/big-grid-and-beyond/ Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0200 26 Sep 2012 - The BiG Grid project invites you for the meeting "Big Grid and Beyond" on September 26th to look back on the achievements made by the... th  to look back on the achievements made by the project. As part of the programme Jos Engelen, NWO, and Amandus Lundqvist, chairman SURF will give their opinion and vision on the impact of the Grid infrastructure for the Netherlands. In 2013, the facilities and expertise built by BiGGrid will be integrated in the national e-infrastructure coordinated by SURF. ]]> RSG Company visit: DSM http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organizations/rsg/events/detail/article/rsg-company-visit-dsm/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organizations/rsg/events/detail/article/rsg-company-visit-dsm/ Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:15:00 +0200 03 Oct 2012 - The PhD-network RSG Netherlands invites young researchers for a Company Visit to DSM. On October 3rd they will visit Royal DSM, a global... RSG Netherlands invites young researchers for a Company Visit to DSM. On October 3rd they will visit Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials.During the visit participants will learn more about the work that is done at DSM, with emphasis on the role of Bioinformatics. This visit provides the unique opportunity to get an inside look at this multinational life sciences company and informal talks with bioinformatics leaders of DSM. About DSM
    By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. Registration
    To enter the DSM Biotechnology Center identification is required, therefore you need to register in advance in order to attend this Company Visit.
    You can register by sending an email to rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org.]]>
    e-Infrastructure Colloquium - An Open Repository of Web Data http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/e-infrastructure-colloquium-an-open-repository-of-web-data/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/e-infrastructure-colloquium-an-open-repository-of-web-data/ Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:02:00 +0200 04 Oct 2012 - An Open Repository of Web Data by Lisa Green, Common Crawl Thursday 4 October 2012, 15h30-16h30 drinks afterwardsCafe-restaurant Polder, Science... by Lisa Green, Common Crawl Thursday 4 October 2012, 15h30-16h30 drinks afterwards
    Cafe-restaurant Polder, Science Park 205, Amsterdam
    Free admission, no registration required Abstract
    Every year it becomes cheaper to compute, store, and manage information. Yet software developers and researchers continue to face limited access to open, transparent, trusted data in bulk. Open Data must be part of the Big Data ecosystem if we are to realize the full potential of the new tools and technologies. The Web is the largest and most diverse collection of information in human history. It is crucial for our information-based society that Web data be openly accessible to anyone who desires to utilize it. The Common Crawl Foundation produces and maintains a repository of Web crawl data that is openly accessible to everyone. The crawl currently covers over 8 billion pages and the repository includes valuable metadata. The crawl data can be accessed through SARA and through Amazon Web Services. Researchers can now access a large corpus of high quality crawl data that was previously only available to large search engine corporations. This talk will explicate the benefits of an open and accessible repository of crawl data; give an overview of the Common Crawl data; explain how users can access Common Crawl data; share examples of works that leverage Common Crawl data; and preview the foundation's future goals.

    Bio
    Lisa Green is the Director of the Common Crawl Foundation where she oversees the foundation's mission of building, maintaining and openly disseminating a comprehensive crawl of the web. Common Crawl's 130TB corpus of over 8 billion web pages enables innovation in education, research, and business. Prior to Common Crawl, she was the Chief of Staff at Creative Commons. Lisa holds a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of California Berkeley, lives in San Francisco, and is passionate about open systems and big data. http://commoncrawl.org/team/staff-and-volunteers/ This colloquium is organized by SARA.

    e-Infrastructure colloquia are organized by BiG Grid, e-BioGrid, NBIC, SARA, Nikhef, EGI, NLeSC, UvA. ]]>
    9th CMSB Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/9th-cmsb-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/9th-cmsb-symposium/ Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:30:00 +0200 05 Oct 2012 - On Friday October 5, the Centre for Medical Systems Biology (CMSB) organises its 9th annual symposium, which will be held in the Auditorium... Boerhaave Nascholing. 
    Here you can also find the detailed programme. For more information or questions you can contact Petra Overveld (programme manager CMSB): p.overveld@removethis.lumc.nl or tel. 071-526 9551]]>
    Integrated biology seminar: Illuminating pathway-based discovery http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/integrated-biology-seminar-illuminating-pathway-based-discovery/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/integrated-biology-seminar-illuminating-pathway-based-discovery/ Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:49:00 +0200 05 Oct 2012 - Intelligent Analysis is Here.Do you see Systems biology as an emerging approach applied to biomedical and biological scientific research? Are you... Intelligent Analysis is Here.

    Do you see Systems biology as an emerging approach applied to biomedical and biological scientific research? Are you considering to start combining Multi-Omics study results to advise your clinicians? Then please join Agilent as a provider of multi-omics solutions for a systems Biology Workshop. During the workshop we will have local and international researchers explaining how they see Systems Biology working to their advantage during daily research. This day is intended to inform and enable networking between your peers and will end with a group discussion about the current situation and future steps for Systems Biology.

    The preliminary program is available on the registration website. This seminar is organised in coordination with the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL)]]>
    CWI in Bedrijf 2012: Werk maken van innovatie (in Dutch only) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/cwi-in-bedrijf-2012-werk-maken-van-innovatie-in-dutch-only/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/cwi-in-bedrijf-2012-werk-maken-van-innovatie-in-dutch-only/ Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:10:00 +0200 05 Oct 2012 - Intelligente energienetwerken, integratie van internet en tv, medicijnonderzoek met computersimulaties, proactieve planning van ambulancecapaciteit:... vrijdagmiddag  5 oktober organiseert het CWI op het Science Park in Amsterdam CWI in Bedrijf 2012, een inspirerend evenement waarop bedrijfsleven en wetenschap elkaar ontmoeten. Sprekers zijn onder andere Alexander Rinnooy Kan (SER) en Carlo van der Weijer (TomTom). Op de informatiemarkt presenteert het CWI toepassingen van onderzoek in de topsectoren Energie, Logistiek, Creatieve Industrie en Life Sciences, en kunt u uw bedrijfsvraagstukken voorleggen aan onderzoekers van het instituut. Wilt u werk maken van innovatie, dan kunt u CWI in Bedrijf 2012 niet missen.  Houd de website in de gaten voor meer informatie:www.cwi.nl/inbedrijf2012. Op deze website kunt u zich ook registreren, registratie is kosteloos.]]> Bio-IT World Europe Conference & Expo http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bio-it-world-europe-conference-expo-copy-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bio-it-world-europe-conference-expo-copy-1/ Sat, 24 Mar 2012 09:42:00 +0100 09 Oct 2012 11 Oct 2012 - The Fourth Annual Bio-IT World Europe Conference & Expo attracts life sciences, pharmaceutical, informatics and IT professionals from across... Bio-IT World Europe Conference & Expo attracts life sciences, pharmaceutical, informatics and IT professionals from across Europe and the rest of the world to the magnificent cultural location of Vienna, Austria. The venue provides a stimulating three days to share research advances, information trends and new enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and drug development to new heights. This year's Bio-IT World Europe will feature four tracks, each running a day and a half, providing dynamic discussion from world-leading scientists in Clinical Genomics; Data Infrastructure and High Performance Computing; Drug Discovery Informatics to Personalized Therapeutics; and Cloud-Based Bioinformatics. Bio-IT World Europe builds on the strong success of CHI's flagship Bio-IT World Expo, celebrates its 10th anniversary this Spring in Boston, USA. Since its debut in 2002, this event has become the premier event showcasing the myriad applications of IT and informatics to the life sciences enterprise, attracting more than 2,000 delegates from dozens of countries as well as more than 100 exhibiting companies. This Summer also marks the inaugural Bio-IT World Asia event. Bio-IT World and CHI are committed to extending their exceptional series of educational programming in Vienna this October. Join us and your peers for three days of invaluable discussion and networking at Bio-IT World Europe. More information can be found on the website of the Bio-IT World Europe Conference and Expo 2012.]]> NBIC HotTopics meeting: Bioinformatics challenges for Synthetic Biology http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-bioinformatics-challenges-for-synthetic-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-bioinformatics-challenges-for-synthetic-biology/ Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:29:00 +0200 15 Oct 2012 - Synthetic Biology is: (i) the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, and (ii) the re-design of existing, natural... Keywords: synthetic biology, bioinformatics, microbial genomics, iGEM You can find more information about the programme and registration here. NBIC HotTopics are a series of NBIC meetings committed to bringing scientists together to discuss the concepts and methods on a hot topic in their research field. It should provide a platform to keep in touch with peers in the field and foster sharing of new insights, applications and collaborations. Therefore, the aim of the meeting is not to present the latest results of your own work, but rather to identify new trends and breakthroughs in the field in general.]]> NCSB 2012 Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ncsb-2012-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ncsb-2012-symposium/ Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:50:00 +0200 01 Nov 2012 02 Nov 2012 - Systems Biology: from models and data to real life applications Venue: Kontakt der Kontinenten, Amersfoortsestraat 20, 3769AS Soesterberg
    Website: www.ncsb.nl/ncsb2012
    Registration: www.ncsb.nl/ncsb2012/registration (no fee)
    Deadline: 2012 September 17 (for abstracts)
    Contact: ncsb@removethis.ncsb.nl The programme consists of 4 half-day sessions:
    Session 1: systems biology in biotechnology, including Synthetic Biology
    Session 2: data integration
    Session 3: systems biology in nutrition
    Session 4: systems and personalised medicine
     
    Each session will feature a keynote lecture by an invited speaker, followed by presentations by other (junior) systems biologists. These presentations (about 12 slots) will be selected from the abstracts.
    A poster session and a round table discussion are also scheduled for Thursday.
    The keynote speakers are: Mark Girolami, Oscar Kuipers, Jeremy Nicholson, and Andrew Su. CALL to register and to submit your abstract
    Participation is free of charge, but online registration is required. Registration includes meals and hotel accommodation for one night. After you have completed the registration form, you will be allowed to access the online abstract submission form.]]>
    Alan Turing Year Conference http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/alan-turing-year-conference/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/alan-turing-year-conference/ Sat, 12 May 2012 16:33:00 +0200 01 Nov 2012 - The ATIA ( Alan Turing Institute Almere) conference is a Dutch-language conference. The organization committee decided so as 95% of the guests and... English presentations
    In order to make the conference accessible to all guests from different countries, ATIA is asking the speakers to write their digital support ( Powerpoint or Prezi) in English. Morning programme: 9.30 – 12.30
    During the morning programme ATIA will take you from AI backgrounds and possibilities towards AI applications in the medical domain and show their role in this process.
    In between the different parts of the programme the guests will see some maine parts of a BBC documentary on Alan Turing’s life. Afternoon programme: 13.30 – 17.00
    ATIA has asked all speakers to make sure their lecture matches the Ted Talks formula:
    an 18-minute speech, no desk, and a minimum amount of slides. During this short speech they will describe to the public the AI possibilities and decision support systems within life science and health service. Evening programme: 19.30
    During the evening the theatre company University Players Hamburg will perform “Breaking the Code”, a play about Alan Turing’s life. 'The University Players' is founded by Dietrich Schwanitz and is part of the Anglistik and Amerikanistik Departments at the University of Hamburg.The play is performed in the Kleine Zaal of the Almere Theatre and starts at 8.00 p.m. Theatre menu: 18.00
    Restaurant Waterfront offers the conference guests a 3-course theatre menu for the special price of € 25,00, on reservation only. To attend the conference:
    Click here to go to page “inschrijven” and follow the instructions.
    You need any help, have questions or remarks? Please contact us by mail at info@removethis.ati-a.nl or by phone ++31365345985.]]>
    PRIB 2012 - The 7th IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/prib-2012-the-7th-iapr-international-conference-on-pattern-recognition-in-bioinformatics/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/prib-2012-the-7th-iapr-international-conference-on-pattern-recognition-in-bioinformatics/ Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:07:00 +0200 08 Nov 2012 10 Nov 2012 - In modern biology, high-throughput measurement devices allow scientists to gather data at unprecedented rates. To make sense of this data,... here.  ]]> NETTAB 2012 on "Integrated Bio-Search" http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nettab-2012-on-integrated-bio-search/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nettab-2012-on-integrated-bio-search/ Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:53:00 +0200 14 Nov 2012 16 Nov 2012 - NETTAB 2012 on "Integrated Bio-Search" will be focused on all technologies, methods, architectures, systems and applications for searching,... Keynote talks (confirmed):
    • Integration and search of heterogeneous data for biomedical knowledge discovery, Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Sweden.
    • Semantics based biomedical knowledge search, integration and discovery,
      Barend Mons, Leiden University Medical Center and Netherlands Bioinformatics Center, The Netherlands
    • Clinical and genomic data integration in support of biomedical research and clinical practice, Eric Neumann, PanGenX (CTO) and Clinical Semantics Technologies (CEO)

    Tutorials (confirmed):
    • The Taverna Workbench: Integrating and analysing biological and clinical data with computerised workflows, Katy Wolstencroft, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    BMC Bioinformatics Supplement:

    BMC agreed to publish a Supplement of BMC Bioinformatics on next NETTAB 2012 workshop. A Call for full papers restricted to works presented at NETTAB 2012, both as oral communication and as poster, will be launched after the workshop.

    Industrial-Technological Session:

    A special session will be devoted to Industrial-technological communications. This session is meant to include presentations about methodological, scientific and technological issues of industrial products and tools that are already available from companies and research groups, as well as about their actual implementation, application domains, and related results. These communications MUST NOT convey any commercial message. Companies interested in some commercial actions may ask for sponsorship opportunities. Deadlines:
    • July 23, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for Oral communications
    • September 20, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for the Industrial-Technological Session
    • September 30, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for Posters
    • October 16, 2012: Early registration deadline
    Chairs:
    • Marco Masseroli, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
    • Paolo Romano, IRCCS San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy
    • Frédérique Lisacek, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
    Supporting Institutes:
    • Polytechnic of Milan, Milan, Italy
    • IRCCS San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy
    • Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
    • Flagship INTEROMICS Research Project, CNR, Italy
    • Interdepartmental BIOINFORMATCS Project, CNR, Italy
    • Bioinformatics Italian Society, Italy
    • EMBnet, Netherlands
    For more information, please visit the web site at http://www.nettab.org/2012/ or contact the organization by email at nettab2012@removethis.elet.polimi.it NB: You will receive a reduction on the fee (of 30 Euros) if, after finishing your registration, you send the conference organization a short 'support' message (to: nettab2012@removethis.elet.polimi.it) in which you describe your relationship with NBIC (f.e. if you are working in the group of a Faculty member of NBIC or if you are working on a NBIC project, etc.) and in which you mention the reduction code: 'nbic2012ff'.]]>
    Leve DNA! teacher training http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/leve-dna-teacher-training/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/leve-dna-teacher-training/ Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0100 16 Nov 2012 - In February this year the national newspaper Volkskrant published an article about DNA sequencing: "The complete human DNA-code can be sequenced... Hienke Sminia.]]> Connecting Biobanks 2012 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/connecting-biobanks-2012/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/connecting-biobanks-2012/ Tue, 05 Jun 2012 21:26:00 +0200 19 Nov 2012 - ContentsAnother year has passed, and biobanking has become a field of even greater scientific interest. BBMRI-NL’s large Rainbow and smaller ... Contents
    Another year has passed, and biobanking has become a field of even greater scientific interest. BBMRI-NL’s large Rainbow and smaller Complementation Projects are well underway. FEDERA’s updated Code of good usage is being gradually implemented and patient organizations are promoting client involvement more actively than ever before. BBMRI-NL has struck up closer bonds with large biobanking initiatives such as PSI and LifeLines. In short, if you want to stay abreast of what is going on in the field of biobanking, you should not miss BBMRI-NL’s annual conference Connecting Biobanks on Monday November 19, in the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht! Program
    The conference program includes:
    • International keynote speakers, as yet confirmed:
      Prof. Thomas Lehner
    • Masterclasses for selected researchers
    • Presentations of BBMRI-NL Rainbow Projects
    • Poster presentations and competition
    • Workshops
    • Award ceremony
    • Ample opportunity to interact with colleagues
    Registration
    Admission is free for non commercial parties, but registration is required. For commercial parties the admission fee is € 100,-. For registration click here Conference venue
    Beatrix Theatre, Utrecht

    Date

    19 November 2012 (from 9.00 till 17.00, followed by drinks) BBMRI-NL
    BBMRI-NL is the Dutch project for biobank collaboration, linking over 160 existing Dutch biobanks. Within the 'hub and spoke' structure of the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure, BBMRI-NL is the Dutch national 'hub'.  ]]>
    Life Sciences Momentum 2012: 'Communicating Science' http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-sciences-momentum-2012-communicating-science/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-sciences-momentum-2012-communicating-science/ Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:44:00 +0200 20 Nov 2012 - The next Life Sciences Momentum, organised by the Netherands Genomics Initiative, will be focussing on communicating science. Keynote presentations... Netherands Genomics Initiative, will be focussing on communicating science. Keynote presentations will be given by:
    • Jack Pronk, Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation
    • Hans Clevers, KNAW, Hubrecht Institute
    • Louise Fresco, University of Amsterdam
    • Jeremy Rifkin,The foundation on Economic Trends
    There will beThirty Minutes Sessions, parallel sessions and networking opportunities during the breaks at the Networking Plaza. More information and a preliminary programme can be found here: http://www.momentum2012.nl. ]]>
    EBI Open Day http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ebi-open-day/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ebi-open-day/ Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:39:00 +0200 20 Nov 2012 - The EBI Open Day is the perfect opportunity for young scientists who are considering a career in bioinformatics, a PhD or a postdoc to find out more... Registration is now open. To reserve your place, please fill out the online application form. The Open Day is free but you must register to attend. Spaces are limited, so we recommend that you register early to avoid disappointment. More information can be found in the pdf file below.]]> Generation and Analysis of Next Generation Sequence (NGS) data http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/generation-and-analysis-of-next-generation-sequence-ngs-data/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/generation-and-analysis-of-next-generation-sequence-ngs-data/ Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:13:00 +0200 25 Nov 2012 05 Dec 2012 - The Bioinformatics and Systems Biology division of the Department of Plant Systems Biology (VIB – Ghent University) is organizing a scientific event...
    This two-week workshop is sponsored by the European Science Foundation (ESF), and will discuss recent advances and future perspectives in next generation sequence analysis, together with the necessary applications on the data of user submitted projects.

    In this workshop, two innovative and complementary schemes will address the issue of introducing advanced plant genomics to Eastern European countries. The VIB believes these initiatives could have the potential to achieve a step-change in plant genomics in Eastern European countries. The initiative will fund the generation of up to 5 Next Generation Sequencing datasets, specifically resulting from invited proposals from Eastern European countries. This will be followed up by a dedicated sequence analysis workshop, which will be open to participants across Europe, but at which the Next Generation Sequencing data obtained will be analysed.
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    Fall meeting Netherlands Society on Biomolecular Modelling (NSBM) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/fall-meeting-netherlands-society-on-biomolecular-modelling-nsbm/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/fall-meeting-netherlands-society-on-biomolecular-modelling-nsbm/ Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:38:00 +0200 26 Nov 2012 - The NSBM cordially invites you to visit its fall meeting 2012. During the meeting, the floor will be given to PhD students and postdocs who study... “Dissecting and designing interactions”

    As guest speakers, Dr. Carlos Camacho of Pittsburgh University, USA, will give a lecture on an "Interactive and efficient discovery tool of small molecule protein-protein interaction antagonists", Prof Siewert-Jan Marrink, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, will present his data titled: "Large scale modeling of membrane protein self-assembly" and Dr. Olivier Sperandio, Inserm UMR-S973/MTi. Université Paris Diderot, France, will have a presentation titled: “Toward the design of focused chemical libraries to modulate Protein-Protein Interactions: A Chemoinformatics approach" Call for abstracts: Abstract Format
    Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 10 lines, with 12-pt font and single-spaced text, giving a short description of the research done.
    Please include a title in bold. The name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) should follow the title. The opportunity will be given to present a poster, though this is not mandatory. If you wish to present a poster, please indicate so.

    Abstract Submission
    All abstracts, should be submitted electronically in MSWord via e-mail attachment to science.secr.nmr@removethis.uu.nl with as subject line “NSBM  meeting 2012”. The deadline for receipt of all abstracts is November 5th 2012. Selected candidates will be notified no later than November 13th 2012. Presentations will be 20 min, including a 5 min discussion. Starting PhD students are particularly encouraged to present their research.

    For questions regarding the abstract or meeting please contact Gerry Nicolaes, +31-(0)43 3881688, g.nicolaes@removethis.maastrichtuniversity.nl 

    Registration
    Registration can be made free of charge via e-mail to science.secr.nmr@removethis.uu.nl with as subject line “NSBM  meeting 2012”. A lunch and coffee/tea breaks will be provided for. Should a lack of funding be a hurdle for visiting the NSBM Fall Meeting, please contact prof. Gert Vriend at vriend@removethis.cmbi.ru.nl so that an arrangement can be made.

    Topics for presentations may include, but are not limited to:
    • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
    • Computer-aided drug design
    • Drug design and drug discovery
    • Grid computing
    • Homology modelling
    • Molecular and supramolecular dynamics
    • Molecular modeling and simulation
    • Mutational analysis
    • Protein crystallography
    • Protein NMR
    • Protein structure analysis
    • Protein structure prediction
    • Protein-protein interactions
    • Protein-small molecules interaction
    • Protein software design
    • Proteomics
    • Structural bioinformatics
    • Structure-function analysis
    • Text mining & information extraction
    • Virtual screening
    Conference Chairs: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Bonvin, professor of Computational Structural Biology and Dr. Gerry Nicolaes, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht.

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    Code Jam OpenSocial gadgets http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/code-jam-opensocial-gadgets/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/code-jam-opensocial-gadgets/ Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:03:00 +0100 29 Nov 2012 - SURFacademy is organizing the second edition of the Code Jam OpenSocial gadgets. They challenge you to build an OpenSocial gadget for Research and...
    OpenSocial gadgets
    An OpenSocial gadget is a simple HTML or JavaScript application that can access user and group information via SURFconext. An OpenSocial gadget can be used in any portal that is OpenSocial compliant. Like many institutions’ portals, Apache Rave, Life ray, Confluence, Hyves, iGoogle and SURFnet’s SURFconext demo portal.

    Code Jam
    The Code Jam is an intense day; in only one day you create an OpenSocial gadget from scratch. You can work in a team or individually with help from SURFnet’s OpenSocial experts.

    The day starts with inspiring presentations on OpenSocial, SURFconext and some nice examples. OpenSocial-expert Sander van der Waal speaks about the power of OpenSocial gadgets. Sander works for Oxford University at OSS Watch, a services that advises the academic sector of the United Kingdom about open source software.

    After this kickoff participants present themselves and their ideas to the jury. Then the real work starts: in a team or individually you develop a working gadget. The team of experts is available for support. At the end of the day the teams present their gadgets and the jury chooses a winner.

    SURFconext OpenSocial Award
    All gadgets will be judged on implementation, usability, portal independence, innovation and value research and/or education. The best OpenSocial gadget wins the SURFconext OpenSocial Award. An experienced OpenSocial will be hired for 1 day to further develop the gadget into a killer app for research and/or education.

    Target group
    The Code Jam is aimed at application designers and developers, functional application managers, communication, information and education specialists. Students interested in developing gadgets are also invited.

    The Code Jam starts at 10.00am and ends at 10.00pm.

    Sign up
    Sign up for the Code Jam OpenSocial gadgets. A maximum of 25 participants can join the Code Jam. You can sign up until November 16th 2012.

    This event is free of charge.

    Please send your gadget ideas at surfacademy@removethis.surfnet.nl .

    You can signup individually or as a (multidisciplinary) team of max 3 participants. You need a laptop and basis programming skills in JavaScript and/or HTML within each team. Knowledge of OpenSocial gadgets is not necessary; the required information on developing OpenSocial gadgets and SURFconext will be supplied.

    When more than 25 participants signup, a selection will be made. By signing up you agree with the condition that the OpenSocial gadget will be made available to the SURFnet community and will be shared in the SURFconext OpenSocial gadget store.

    If you are unable to attend please inform SURFnet admin@removethis.surfnet.nl  / 030-2305305.

    Location
    SURFnet, Utrecht (route)]]>
    Workshop 3D proteins & DNA http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/workshop-3d-proteins-dna/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/workshop-3d-proteins-dna/ Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:28:00 +0100 30 Nov 2012 - NBIC organizes a workshop during the festival month 'Shaking Science' in Eindhoven on November 30th. During this workshop participants will look at... Shaking Science' in Eindhoven on November 30th. During this workshop participants will look at their own DNA, browse through databases and work with 3D-software. Are you interested to join the workshop with your non-bioinformatician-friends and -family? Location: MU, Emmasingel 20, Eindhoven Costs: Participation is for free, but is limited for 32 people. Prerequisitions: No knowledge is needed to join this workshop, it is open for everybody. Language: The workshop will be given in Dutch Please click here for more information and&nbsp;registration. This workshop is organised by NBIC and based on the DNA-lab on the road Bioinformatics: a bit of life. ]]> NBIC HotTopics Meeting: Bridging the gap between data representation and data reasoning http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-bridging-the-gap-between-data-representation-and-data-reasoning/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-bridging-the-gap-between-data-representation-and-data-reasoning/ Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:25:00 +0100 03 Dec 2012 - At the moment, a lot of attention is focused on how to represent and integrate biological data. Simultaneously, bioinformatics works on new ways to... Keywords: data, representation, reasoning, query language, data structure, integration You can find more information about the programme and registration here. NBIC HotTopics are a series of NBIC meetings committed to bringing scientists together to discuss the concepts and methods on a hot topic in their research field. It should provide a platform to keep in touch with peers in the field and foster sharing of new insights, applications and collaborations. Therefore, the aim of the meeting is not to present the latest results of your own work, but rather to identify new trends and breakthroughs in the field in general.]]> BBC12 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bbc12/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bbc12/ Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:14:00 +0200 10 Dec 2012 11 Dec 2012 - Benelux Bioinformatics Conference BBC12, the seventh Benelux Bioinformatics Conference, will be held in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) on December 10th and 11th, 2012. The conference will be organised by the Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI) and the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre. BBC12 will discuss advances in bioinformatics and interrelated disciplines, and their wide-ranging applications in health and biotechnologies. BBC12 will deliver a cross-disciplinary scientific programme of oral and poster presentations, as well as other opportunities to explore innovative ideas. The BBC conference is the premier event for bioinformatics research in the BeNeLuX region, and represents a great opportunity to interact with public and private sector researchers from this region and beyond. We anticipate that the BBC will once again provide a stimulating experience for enhancing research, learning and cooperation. The key theme of BBC12 will be "Bioinformatics at the interface". The interface can be either between research fields or between molecules. ]]> Publish or perish http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/publish-or-perish/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/publish-or-perish/ Tue, 04 Dec 2012 09:08:00 +0100 18 Dec 2012 - KNAW organises a discussion about the value of scientific publications th in Trippenhuis Amsterdam. The members of the discussion panel are:
    • dr. Hilde Bras (historian and sociologist, lid De Jonge Akademie)
    • prof. dr. Hans Clevers (clinical immunologist, president KNAW)
    • prof. dr. Franciska de Jong (language specialist, member of the board of NWO)
    • prof. dr. ir. Bert Weckhuysen (chemist).
    More information (in Dutch!) about the meeting can be found on the website of the Young Academy. The Young Academy is a dynamic and innovative group of top young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and scholarship and the related policy. The are part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).]]>
    Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing's 18th annual event (PSB 2013) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/pacific-symposium-on-biocomputings-18th-annual-event-psb-2013/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/pacific-symposium-on-biocomputings-18th-annual-event-psb-2013/ Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:27:00 +0100 04 Jan 2013 08 Jan 2013 - This is an invitation to submit proposals for sessions for the 18th Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2013, to be held January 4-8, 2013 on the... website.]]> RSG BioCafé challenges your (bioinformatics) knowledge http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organizations/rsg/events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-challenges-your-bioinformatics-knowledge/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/affiliated-organizations/rsg/events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe-challenges-your-bioinformatics-knowledge/ Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:23:00 +0100 21 Jan 2013 - RSG Netherlands, the network of junior researchers in bioinformatics, invites you for the Bio-Café on 21st January, 2013 in Amsterdam. The Bio-Café... RSG Netherlands, the network of junior researchers in bioinformatics, invites you for the Bio-Café on 21st January, 2013 in Amsterdam. The Bio-Café will start at 5.30pm with a contest which challenges your bioinformatics and general knowledge. Time and Location
    January 21st, from 17.30 onwards
    The Basket Amsterdam
    De Boelelaan 1111, 1081 HV Amsterdam Registration
    Registration for the Bio-Café quiz is required. You can register by sending an email to:
    rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org  Pattern Recognition course
    The Bio-Café is part of the social programme of the Pattern Recognition course organised by the NBIC PhD school, but also open for junior researchers who are not participating in this course. There are still some course seats available. You can register through the enrolment form.]]>
    10th NPC Progress meeting http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/10th-npc-progress-meeting/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/10th-npc-progress-meeting/ Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:39:00 +0100 11 Feb 2013 12 Feb 2013 - Theme: 'Progress in Proteome Biology' http://www.netherlandsproteomicscentre.nl/npc/publications/npc-news/npc-progress-meeting.html Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. Registration deadline is 21 January 2013.
    Please register here]]>
    Inaugural lecture Prof. Barend Mons http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/inaugural-lecture-prof-barend-mons/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/inaugural-lecture-prof-barend-mons/ Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:39:00 +0100 25 Feb 2013 - Barend Mons was appointed Professor of Biosemantics at the Leiden University Medical Centre, a chair established by NBIC. The Biosemantics group... The Biosemantics group is a structural collaboration between two research groups in Leiden (LUMC) and Rotterdam (EMC) with a focus on in silico knowledge discovery in the life sciences. Barend Mons will give his inaugural lecture on Monday February 25. Title: 'Kennis is als Liefde….men wordt van het delen niet minder' With the explosion of information in the biomolecular field, there is a dire need for tools that assist biologists in retrieving, extracting, and relating information and knowledge in the literature and in molecular databases. Prof. Mons will describe the new field of Biosemantics, and more specifically the methodology of nanopublications.
    • Date: Monday February 25, 2013
    • Time: 16:15h
    • Venue: Groot Auditorium of the Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73 in Leiden
    Because of a limited number of seats available in the Groot Auditorium, please register via www.leidenuniv.nl/agenda ]]>
    IWBBIO 2013 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/iwbbio-2013/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/iwbbio-2013/ Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:21:00 +0200 18 Mar 2013 20 Mar 2013 - International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering IWBBIO 2013 (International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering) seeks to provide a discussion forum for scientists, engineers, educators and students about the latest ideas and realizations in the foundations, theory, models and applications for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research encompassing disciplines of computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, and biomedicine.

    The aims of IWBBIO 2013 is to create a friendly environment that could lead to the establishment or strengthening of scientific collaborations and exchanges among attendees, and therefore, IWBBIO 2013 solicits high-quality original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) on any aspect of Bioinformatics, Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering.

    New computational techniques and methods in machine learning; data mining; text analysis; pattern recognition; data integration; genomics and evolution; next generation sequencing data; protein and RNA structure; protein function and proteomics; medical informatics and translational bioinformatics; computational systems biology; modelling and simulation and their application in life science domain, biomedicine and biomedical engineering are especially encouraged.]]>
    Connected in translation http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/connected-in-translation/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/connected-in-translation/ Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:34:00 +0100 19 Mar 2013 - ‘Connected in Translation’ will focus on the data and information challenges facing the translational medical research community in the 21st century.... Practical information ]]> Enlighten your research http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/enlighten-your-research-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/enlighten-your-research-1/ Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:13:00 +0100 27 Mar 2013 - Is your data ready for a challenging date? Join Enlighten Your Research: The Big Data Challenge! Discover how our services can help you get the most... The Prizes Participation means that you will compete for access to our services, such as data storage, computing resources, visualisation, advanced network connectivity, and support in mapping research solutions onto these e-­‐Infrastructure services. In addition the winners will receive a cash prize of €20.000. Information event
    Is your data ready for the ‘big date’? At the information event on the 27th of March held at SURFnet in Utrecht you will learn everything you need to know to enter the competition and maximise the potential of your data. As an inspiration to participants, two prior winners of the contest will give a presentation about their research and results. To sign up for a first date or to enter the competition directly, go to www.surf.nl/eyr .]]>
    TARGET Conference 2013: Probing Big Data for answers http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/target-conference-2013-probing-big-data-for-answers/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/target-conference-2013-probing-big-data-for-answers/ Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:32:00 +0100 03 Apr 2013 05 Apr 2013 - The Target consortium is happy to annouce its first conference that will take place between 3rd and 5th of April, 2013 near the scenic town of... Conference Goals
    The Target Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to bring together key national players in Big Data in one location. These will include key researchers from the academic and private sector, key players in the creative industry, policy makers and investors / funding agencies. This creates the environment to fulfill the objective of the Target Conference: to enhance the national R&D agenda in the field of Big Data and to expose the various Big Data projects  in the north of the Netherlands. Following a plenary assessment of the current status, the focus will be on parallel sessions to investigate priorities and opportunities for a leading Dutch role over the next 5 years in the field of Big Data.  Topics and Format
    Conference topics have been selected carefully to be of great generic value across research disciplines and economic sectors. Topics will be presented and discussed in the form of plenary talks as well as more in-depth parallel/Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions. ICT demonstrations and exhibitions will run in parallel with the conference sessions. Who is Target?
    Target is one of the largest ongoing public-private projects in the Netherlands in the area of large-scale data management and information systems. Visit the website: www.rug.nl/target.]]>
    EGI Community Forum http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/egi-community-forum/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/egi-community-forum/ Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:57:00 +0100 08 Apr 2013 12 Apr 2013 - The EGI Community Forum will take place between 8-12 April 2013.This Forum together with the 3rd EMI Technical Conference provides a perfect... This Forum together with the 3rd EMI Technical Conference provides a perfect opportunity to reflect upon the growing diversification in usage of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) from across all research disciplines as well as the widening international collaboration that is taking place.
    More information will be made available in the near future.

    Key dates:
    19 October 2012  Call for participation opens; online submission of abstracts opens
    30 November 2012 Deadline to submit workshop proposals
    31 December 2012 Deadline to submit abstracts for presentations and training sessions
    10 January 2013 Early-bird registration opens
    27 January 2013 Deadline to submit abstracts for posters and demonstrations
    8 April 2013 Community Forum starts in Manchester

    Watch the website for announcements.]]>
    RSG Retreat 2013 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-retreat-2013/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-retreat-2013/ Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:46:00 +0100 15 Apr 2013 - The Regional Student Group (RSG) is a group of bioinformatics PhD students in the Netherlands which is part of the world-wide network of RSG's... http://www.aanmelder.nl/nbic2013/ ]]> Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference 2013 (NBIC2013) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/netherlands-bioinformatics-conference-2013-nbic2013/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/netherlands-bioinformatics-conference-2013-nbic2013/ Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:38:00 +0100 16 Apr 2013 17 Apr 2013 - NBIC2013 discusses the latest developments in bioinformatics and interrelated disciplines, and their wide-ranging applications in life sciences &...
  • Abstract submission deadline: Monday March 4, 2013
  • Notification date selection oral presentations: Friday March 22, 2013
  • Registration deadline: April 1, 2013
  • Register now! http://www.aanmelder.nl/nbic2013]]>
    Systems Biology and Bioinformatics for Oncology http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/systems-biology-and-bioinformatics-for-oncology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/systems-biology-and-bioinformatics-for-oncology/ Mon, 06 May 2013 16:41:00 +0200 08 May 2013 - NCSB/AIMMS/CanSys Workshop Programme 09:00-09:25 Coffee09:25-09:30 Introduction about... NCSB/AIMMS/CanSys Workshop Programme 09:00-09:25    Coffee
    09:25-09:30    Introduction about CanSys
    09:30-10:15    Lara Sucheston (US) – Understanding cancer risk at the population level
    10:15-11:00    Martine Smit (NL) – Human and viral chemokine receptors activate oncogenic signalling networks
    11:00-11:15    Coffee
    11:15-12:00    Simone Niclou (LU) – In depth genomic characterization of glioblastoma xenografts
    12:00-12:45    Irwin Gelman (US) – Cellular and molecular cancer pathways
    12:45-14:00    Lunch
    14:00-14:45    Moray Campbell (US) – Translational Bioinformatics; challenges for biologists
    14:45-15:30    Gökhan Ertaylan (LU) – Cellular Transitions in Cancer Metastasis
    15:30-16:00    Coffee
    16:00-16:45    Bas Teusink (NL) – Fatal attraction in yeast glycolysis: relevant for cancer?
    16:45-18:00    Drinks (sponsored by Amsterdam Institute of Molecules, Medicine and Systems, AIMMS) Location Room D107, Science Building, VU University, De Boelelaan 1087, 1081HV Amsterdam Contact Frank Bruggeman: f.j.bruggeman@removethis.vu.nl www.ncsb.nl/workshops     ]]>
    RSG Company Visit: BaseClear http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-company-visit-baseclear/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-company-visit-baseclear/ Mon, 13 May 2013 10:48:00 +0200 29 May 2013 - The Regional Student Group Netherlands invites all young researchers for their next Company Visit. On May 29th they will visit the BaseClear service... Regional Student Group Netherlands invites all young researchers for their next Company Visit. On May 29th they will visit the BaseClear service laboratory for DNA-based research, quality assurance and forensics. During the visit you will learn more about the work that is done at BaseClear, with an emphasis on the role of Bioinformatics. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to get an inside look at this innovative service laboratory and the field of DNA sequencing! About BaseClear
    For all areas in which DNA plays a key role, BaseClear has been offering services in the form of convenient and high-quality solutions for the last 20 years. BaseClear offers a number of service packages based on the innovative Next Generation sequencing technologies. Using a combination of Illumina’s HiSeq2500 system and the PacBio platform offer the possibility to sequence genomes and transcriptomes more accurately than ever before. You can register for the Company Visit by sending an email to rsg-netherlands@removethis.iscbsc.org. Further details will be communicated upon registration. More details about the program, time and location can be found in the flyer below.

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    Technology for the whole family! http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/technology-for-the-whole-family/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/technology-for-the-whole-family/ Thu, 23 May 2013 11:32:00 +0200 01 Jun 2013 - From May 31 to June 7, 2013, for the 2nd time the Dutch Technology Week (DTW) is organized. Professionals, scholars, students and technology... Dutch Technology Week (DTW) is organized. Professionals, scholars, students and technology enthusiasts can experience during this week how fun and exciting it is to work on inventions that change the world.

    A part of the DTW is the High Tech discovery route which will take place on June 1, 2013. The Centre for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM) and the bioinformatics@school project of NBIC demonstrate the life science technology inventions at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. You can make a journey from your own DNA to proteins.  A taste of our stand you can see on youtube.

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    Symposium "Boundaries of Bioinformatics" (B.o.B.) & BioCafé http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/symposium-boundaries-of-bioinformatics-bob-biocafe/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/symposium-boundaries-of-bioinformatics-bob-biocafe/ Thu, 16 May 2013 10:41:00 +0200 04 Jun 2013 - B.o.B. is a symposium organized by the “studievereniging Exon” in Leiden and is aimed at students in the field of bioinformatics to get a better... studievereniging Exon” in Leiden and is aimed at students in the field of bioinformatics to get a better understanding of how broad the field of bioinformatics can be. During this symposium there will be speakers from both companies and research groups. Students from across the country can get in contact with each other during either this symposium, or during the BioCafé which will be hosted by the RSG Netherlands. More information
    http://www.exonleiden.nl/bob  Location
    Hogeschool Leiden
    Zernikedreef 11
    2333 CK Leiden

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    ICCS 2013 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/iccs-2013/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/iccs-2013/ Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:51:00 +0200 05 Jun 2013 07 Jun 2013 - International Conference on Computational Science
    The theme for ICCS 2013 is "Computation at the Frontiers of Science", to mark the ever-increasing importance of and progress in computational science theory and practice at the frontiers of science. The conference will be a unique event focusing on recent developments in computational methods for modelling complex systems in diverse areas of science, scalable scientific algorithms, advanced software tools, computational grids, advanced numerical methods. Novel application areas where the above models, algorithms and tools can be efficiently applied such as physical systems, computational and systems biology, environmental systems, finance, but also humanities and socio-economic systems will be considered. ICCS2013 will also feature the important advances in computational science towards exascale computing.

    IMPORTANT DATES:
    Paper submission deadline:  December 15, 2012
    Notification of acceptance:    February 10, 2013]]>
    Inauguration of the new Dutch national supercomputer Cartesius http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/inauguration-of-the-new-dutch-national-supercomputer-cartesius/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/inauguration-of-the-new-dutch-national-supercomputer-cartesius/ Fri, 24 May 2013 11:54:00 +0200 14 Jun 2013 - On Friday 14 June, 2013, Cartesius, the new Dutch national supercomputer at SURFsara, will officially be inaugurated. To celebrate this joyful...
    At 15:45 hrs, the official opening ceremony will be performed by Sander Dekker, State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science.

    You are cordially invited. Location: Turingzaal, Science Park 125, Amsterdam.

    Participation is free of charge.

    More information and registration: https://www.surfsara.nl/form/registration-opening-cartesius-14-june-2013 .

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    Chemistry of Life – engineering biology http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/chemistry-of-life-engineering-biology/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/chemistry-of-life-engineering-biology/ Fri, 31 May 2013 09:48:00 +0200 25 Jun 2013 - This year the ‘KNCV-Voorjaarsbijeenkomst’ is organized in close cooperation with the ‘NBV-Werkgroependag’. This year’s theme is: Chemistry of... Chemistry of life - engineering biology.

    As the KNCV also celebrates it’s 110th anniversary, the day will get an extra festive touch.

    You can find a preliminary programme on the KNCV website. more information about the event and the keynote speakers - James Liao and Andrew Turberfield - can be found in the flyers below.]]>
    2013 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2013) http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/2013-galaxy-community-conference-gcc2013/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/2013-galaxy-community-conference-gcc2013/ Tue, 21 May 2013 08:55:00 +0200 30 Jun 2013 02 Jul 2013 - GCC2013 is an opportunity to participate in two full days of presentations, discussions, poster sessions, keynotes, lightning talks and breakouts,...
  • Bioinformatics tool developers and data providers
  • Workflow developers and power bioinformatics users
  • Sequencing and Bioinformatics core staff
  • Data archival and analysis reproducibility specialists
  • Early registration saves up to 75% off regular registration costs, and is very affordable, with combined registration (Training Day + main meeting) starting at ~ €95 for post-docs and students.  Registering early also assures you a spot in the Training Day workshops you want to attend.  Once a Training Day session becomes full, it will be closed to new registrations. Early registration closes 24 May. Conference website: http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Events/GCC2013]]>
    All Hands Day of e-Infrastructure http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/all-hands-day-of-e-infrastructure/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/all-hands-day-of-e-infrastructure/ Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:30:00 +0200 03 Jul 2013 - The day starts at 13h30 @ Euler Room and will end with a BBQ @ Nikhef. The All Hands Day is for everyone actively engaged in developing, operating...  
    Program
    13h30 Welcome by Arjen van Rijn (Nikhef) and Peter Michielse (SURFsara)
    • What happened since the All hands day, March 2012
    • Results of the user survey of BiG Grid and beyond, November 2012
    • New developments of the e-Infrastructure
    Short presentations of the different e-Infrastructure services
    • What is this e-Infrastructure? How is it used? What is the team like. What are the challenges?
    • Hadoop, Supercomputer, Grid, Cloud,  Lisa, data services (EUDAT) etc
    Teabreak Discussion (in groups and plenary)
    • Integrating local and central services
    • Accessibility for users
    • Integration of compute services (grid, cloud, cluster, ..)
    • Integration of storage, network, visualization, application and other services
    • Authorization & authentication
    • Integration of services for the user
    • Future of e-Infrastructure
    17h25 A final word from Peter Michielse
    17h30 Drinks @Nikhef
    18h00 - 20h00 BBQ Registration is open!
    https://www.surfsara.nl/form/all-hands-e-infrastructure]]>
    [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bc2-basel-computational-biology-conference/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/bc2-basel-computational-biology-conference/ Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:39:00 +0200 04 Jul 2013 05 Jul 2013 - Computational and Biological Perspectives on Human Genome Variation by June 15, 2013 to be included in the program. Invited are posters in any aspect of computational biology. More information about the call for poster abstracts: http://www.bc2.ch/2013/call-posters Read more about the conference and register via the conference website!]]> Full agenda available! Dutch Computers in Chemistry Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/dutch-computers-in-chemistry-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/dutch-computers-in-chemistry-symposium/ Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:40:00 +0200 05 Jul 2013 - The first “Dutch Computers in Chemistry Symposium” will take place in Amsterdam on July 5th. The symposium will take place in the unique atmosphere... Dutch Computers in Chemistry Symposium” will take place in Amsterdam on July 5th. The symposium will take place in the unique atmosphere of The Trippenhuis in Amsterdam and will be free to attend, including lunch and coffee breaks. The symposium will be interesting for researchers, PhD candidates and master's students*). The full agenda is available here: http://esciencecenter.nl/event-page/dutch-computers-in-chemistry-symposium-2013/agenda/ The symposium will bring together speakers from around the country, representing the breadth of computational chemistry, molecular modelling and cheminformatics. The goal of this workshop is to highlight the latest scientific advances within the broad field of computational chemistry and provide the opportunity to bring together researchers from around The Netherlands to discuss, exchange ideas and develop collaborations.

    There will be no fee for participation and we hope to bring together a large and broad audience in the pleasant ambiance of the Trippenhuis in central Amsterdam. *) The symposium is also part of the two week International Course on Chemical Discovery and Design.]]>
    CTMM Annual Event http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ctmm-annual-event/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ctmm-annual-event/ Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:12:00 +0200 12 Sep 2013 - The CTMM Annual Meeting will take place on 12 September 2013, in the Media Plaza of the Jaarbeurs Conference Centre in Utrecht. NBIC has a close... CTMM Annual Meeting will take place on 12 September 2013, in the Media Plaza of the Jaarbeurs Conference Centre in Utrecht. NBIC has a close cooperation with CTMM in the TraIT (Translational IT) project. The theme of this year’s meeting - ‘Let’s talk about Value’ - celebrates a real milestone in CTMM’s achievements. Several of the first-call projects will be coming to an end in 2013, which means that this year’s Annual Meeting is the perfect place to highlight the clinical, commercial and societal value that they have created. They will demonstrate how specific project results can be implemented in clinical practice, the benefits they will bring for patients, and the real value they will add to society and the Dutch economy. You’ll also have the chance to hear what CTMM’s public-private partnerships have done for some of the people involved - the PhD students and PostDocs who have enhanced their careers, the academic institutions that have enhanced their reputations, and the project partners who have discovered new business opportunities.

    The presentations in this year’s Let’s talk about Value program will cover all the angles from basic research to implementation in today’s healthcare environment, giving you a unique perspective on end-to-end translational research and its societal and economic impact. The start and finish times of all presentations will be synchronized so that you can easily switch between different tracks if your interests lie in more than one area.

    The Annual Meeting is also a valuable opportunity to meet other members of the CTMM community in an informal environment where you can discuss the issues and put forward your own ideas.

    With the increasing emphasis on patient involvement in translational research, it will also be an ideal opportunity to talk to representatives from CTMM’s charitable foundations – the Dutch Arthritis Foundation, the Dutch Cancer Society, the Dutch Diabetes Foundation, the Dutch Kidney Foundation and the Dutch Heart Foundation. Several of these organizations are already putting initiatives in place to create a dialogue between researchers, end users and patients in order to enhance the relevance of future medical research.

    Poster Presentations
    To emphasize the added value of CTMM research, this year’s poster sessions come with a difference.  The academic posters for each CTMM project will be accompanied by demonstrations of related products and/or services being offered or developed by the project’s industrial partners. Together with the Annual Meeting’s oral presentations, all posters will qualify for the CTMM Best Poster/ Best Presentation Award, which will be judged during the course of the day.

    Networking Buffet
    Rounding off the day, a buffet dinner will be served from 17.30 to 20.30 hours in the Media Plaza, giving you the chance to relax with other members of the CTMM community and enjoy the evening.

    Registration
    In order to ensure that we make your visit to the Annual Meeting as enjoyable as possible, please register before August 9, 2013. ]]>
    Metagenomics Seminar http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/metagenomics-seminar-1/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/metagenomics-seminar-1/ Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:48:00 +0200 24 Sep 2013 - On September 25th the NBIC BioAssist program organises the 4rd edition of their metagenomics seminar on September 24th in Utrecht. This upcoming... NBIC wiki. The participation is free of charge but registration is required. Please send an email to Leon Mei (hailiang.mei@removethis.nbic.nl) if you want to attend.]]> An iPOP for everybody? http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/an-ipop-for-everybody/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/an-ipop-for-everybody/ Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:44:00 +0200 04 Oct 2013 - CSG Centre for Society and the Life Sciences and the Dutch Diabetes Federation organize a public debate about the use of new technologies in... CSG Centre for Society and the Life Sciences and the Dutch Diabetes Federation organize a public debate about the use of new technologies in detecting and preventing diabetes disease.Should everyone get an integrative Personal Omics Profile (iPOP)? Free entrance tickets are available for members of NGI centres: 5 per centre. You can mail to the organizer of the event Koen Dortmans (CSG) to request a free ticket on behalf of your affiliation with NBIC. More information about the debate in Dutch: http://www.society-lifesciences.nl/kalender/evenementen/publiek/evenement/artikel/iedereen-aan-de-ipop.html ]]> Lorentz workshop: Life Sciences with Industry http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/lorentz-workshop-life-sciences-with-industry/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/lorentz-workshop-life-sciences-with-industry/ Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:56:00 +0200 07 Oct 2013 11 Oct 2013 - The first workshop ‘Life Sciences with Industry’ will bring together 32 PhD students and postdocs in science and engineering and challenge them to... workshop ‘Life Sciences with Industry’ will bring together 32 PhD students and postdocs in science and engineering and challenge them to crack 4 exciting problems formulated by Dutch industry. They all are interested in the life sciences, but have different scientific backgrounds (e.g. biology, medicine, physics, chemistry, engineering, informatics). They will work together intensively in multidisciplinary teams of 8 students for a period of 5 days. This workshop exposes them to R&D of two big and two small successful Dutch companies. Detailed information via the above-mentioned link.

    The workshop will take place from Monday October 7 till Friday October 11 at the Lorentz Centre in Leiden, which has ideal facilities for a ground breaking workshop like this.

    This first workshop ‘Life Sciences with Industry’ is organised by three Dutch organisations: the Netherlands Consortium for Systems Biology (NCSB), the Technology Foundation STW, and Cyttron II, together with the Lorentz Centre. It builds on the success of two sister workshops that are organised yearly: ‘Physics with Industry’ and ‘Mathematics with Industry’.

    Participants should have a keen interest in the life sciences, but do not necessarily need to have a biology background. Participation is free of charge, including staying in a hotel in Leiden during the workshop.

    Please encourage young researchers (PhD students, postdocs) in your group or institute to participate and register.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the coordinator Ikrâm Cakir.]]>
    Life Science e-Infrastructure Workshop http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-science-e-infrastructure-workshop/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-science-e-infrastructure-workshop/ Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:07:00 +0200 10 Oct 2013 - On Thursday, October 10, 2013, SURFsara organizes a workshop with the aim to inform life science researchers and bioinformaticians about the national... https://www.surfsara.nl/event/life-science-e-infrastructure-workshop.

    If you would like to attend and you have not yet registered, please do so by filling in the online form at: https://www.surfsara.nl/form/life-science-e-infrastructure-workshop .

    Participation fee: free
    Maximum number of participants: 45 More information can be found here. Registration form]]>
    NETTAB 2013 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nettab-2013/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nettab-2013/ Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:46:00 +0200 16 Oct 2013 18 Oct 2013 - Workshop on "Semantic, Social, and Mobile Applications for Bioinformatics and Biomedical Laboratories" Workshop on "Semantic, Social, and Mobile Applications for Bioinformatics and Biomedical Laboratories" NETTAB 2013 will explore mobile, social, and semantic solutions for bioinformatics and laboratory informatics. A savvy combination of these technologies could enhance the research outcome of life scientists and simplify workflows in biomedical laboratories. Keynote speakers
    • Barend Mons, Leiden University Medical Center, and Netherlands Bioinformatics Center, The Netherlands
    • Antony Williams, Royal Society of Chemistry, USA
    • Ross D. King, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Tutorial presenters (confirmed only, more will be announced soon)
    • Andrea Splendiani, IntelliLeaf, United Kingdom, and Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
    • Christine Chichester, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, CALIPHO group, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dominique Hazael-Massieux, W3C/ERCIM, Sophia Antipolis, Biot, France
    • Alex Clark, Molecular Materials Informatics, Inc
    Venue
    The workshop will be held in the Congress Center “Palazzo ex Casino del Lido” in Lido of Venice. Registration
    As a NBIC member you will get a discount of 30%! Register here Deadlines
    • July 5, 2013: Abstract submission deadline for Oral communications
    • July 31, 2013: Abstract submission deadline for Posters
    • September 13, 2013: Early registration deadline
    Topics
    We are looking for abstracts on all aspects of the focus theme, including issues, methods, algorithms, and technologies for the design and development of tools and platforms able to provide Semantic, Social, and Mobile (SeSaMo) applications supporting bioinformatics and the activities carried out in a biomedical laboratory. An extended list of topics  and submission instructions are available at http://www.nettab.org/2013/call.php.]]>
    1st Euregional Meeting on Structural Bioinformatics and Modeling of Biomolecules http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/1st-euregional-meeting-on-structural-bioinformatics-and-modeling-of-biomolecules/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/1st-euregional-meeting-on-structural-bioinformatics-and-modeling-of-biomolecules/ Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:43:00 +0200 25 Oct 2013 - The Netherlands Society of Biomolecular Modelling (NSBM) cordially invites you to visit its fall meeting, October 25, 2013. During the meeting, the... The Netherlands Society of Biomolecular Modelling (NSBM) cordially invites you to visit its fall meeting, October 25, 2013. During the meeting, the floor will be given to PhD students and post-docs who study protein structure and/or structural bioinformatics or related topics (see a list below). It will be the first Euregional Meeting on Structural Bioinformatics and Modeling of Biomolecules in Belgium, Germany and Netherlands. As guest speakers, Prof. Joost Schymkowitz of the VIB Switch Laboratory, KULeuven, Belgium will give a seminar titled: "Protein aggregation in disease and design" and Dr. Christian Ottman of the Biomedical Technology department, TUe will give a seminar titled: "Small-molecule stabilization of Protein-Protein Interactions". Abstract submission
    All abstracts, should be submitted electronically in MSWord via e-mail attachment to g.nicolaes@removethis.maastrichtuniversity.nl with as subject line “NSBM Fall meeting 2013”. The deadline for receipt of all abstracts is October 10th 2013. Selected candidates will be notified no later than October 15th 2013. Presentations will be 20 min, including a 5 min discussion. Starting PhD students are particularly encouraged to present their research. Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 10 lines, with 12-pt font and single-spaced text, giving a short description of the research done. Please include a title in bold. The name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) should follow the title. The opportunity will be given to present a limited number of posters, though this is not mandatory. If you wish to present a poster, please indicate so. Topics for presentations may include, but are not limited to:
    • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
    • Computer-aided drug design
    • Drug design and drug discovery
    • Grid computing
    • Homology modelling
    • Molecular and supramolecular dynamics
    • Molecular modeling and simulation
    • Mutational analysis
    • Protein crystallography
    • Protein NMR
    • Protein structure analysis
    • Protein structure prediction
    • Protein-protein interactions
    • Protein-small molecules interaction
    • Protein software design
    • Proteomics
    • Structural bioinformatics
    • Structure-function analysis
    • Text mining & information extraction
    • Virtual screening More information For questions regarding the abstract or meeting please contact Gerry Nicolaes, +31-(0)43 3881688, g.nicolaes@removethis.maastrichtuniversity.nl  Should a lack of funding be a hurdle for visiting the NSBM Spring Meeting, please contact prof. Gert Vriend at vriend@removethis.cmbi.ru.nl so that an arrangement can be made. Registration Registration can be made free of charge via e-mail to g.nicolaes@removethis.maastrichtuniversity.nl with as subject line “NSBM Fall meeting 2013”. A lunch and coffee/tea breaks will be provided for.  In consideration of traveling time, the registration will take place from 10:00-10:30, the program ends at 17:00h. ]]>
    Metagenomics voor docenten http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/metagenomics-voor-docenten/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/metagenomics-voor-docenten/ Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:19:00 +0200 08 Nov 2013 - - English follows after Dutch - "De complete DNA-code van een mens lezen in een kwartier. Nog dit jaar wordt het mogelijk" (Volkskrant,... - English follows after Dutch - "De complete DNA-code van een mens lezen in een kwartier. Nog dit jaar wordt het mogelijk" (Volkskrant, 23-2-2012).  LeveDNA! verspreidt kennis, informeert en betrekt mensen bij de wetenschappelijke vooruitgang op het gebied van DNA. Tijdens de cursus volgen we dezelfde lijn als modern DNA-onderzoek. We starten met een onderzoeksvraag, gaan vervolgens het laboratorium in, lezen DNA volgordes af en besluiten met de computeranalyse. Hierbij krijgt u onder andere een rondleiding door het Leiden Genome Technology Center (LGTC) waar de DNA-sequencers staan te draaien. U mag zelf een monster in zo'n machine, de Ion Torrent, stoppen! We laten tevens zien hoe u deze technologie in de klas kunt krijgen, bijv. als basis van een profielwerkstuk.   Doelgroep: biologiedocenten uit het VO en HLO-docenten, maar ook leerlingen uit het VO zijn welkom (en dus ook lerarenopleiders!)
    Plaats: Leiden, LUMC
    Datum: vrijdag 8 november 2013, de hele dag 
    Kosten: € 75, - incl. lunch en lesmateriaal 
    Aanmelding en informatie: via Hienke Sminia (hienke.sminia@removethis.nbic.nl) --- NBIC and Leve DNA! organize a teacher training day on state-of-the-art DNA-research for high school teachers on November 8th. Topics included are Next Generation Sequencing and Metagenomics and during this training teachers get clues on how to get these topics into their biology lessons.]]>
    Multiscale, Cell-based Modelling in Biological Development and Cancer http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/multiscale-cell-based-modelling-in-biological-development-and-cancer/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/multiscale-cell-based-modelling-in-biological-development-and-cancer/ Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:58:00 +0200 15 Nov 2013 - Tutors: Matthias Reuss and Holger Perfahl (University of Stuttgart, DE), Roeland Merks, Margriet Palm, Sonja Boas (NISB/CWI)Contact: Roeland... Contact: Roeland Merks
    Website: www.ncsb.nl/tutorial/multiscale
    Registration: www.ncsb.nl/congress/public (deadline 2013-10-18)

    This one-day tutorial will give PhD students and postdocs an introduction and some hands-on experience in multiscale, cell-based modelling of biological tissues. The tutorial will discuss the key role of multiscale feedback loops in developmental biology (e.g. in cell sorting, blood vessel development), and in tumour biology. It will then show, using simple, hands-on examples, how computational, cellbased modelling helps to analyse multiscale feedback loops. After discussing a range of cell-based modelling techniques, the hands-on examples will work with the Cellular Potts model (CPM) and the software package CompuCell3D.]]>
    Systems Biology Symposium @ NL 2013 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/systems-biology-symposium-nl-2013/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/systems-biology-symposium-nl-2013/ Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:13:00 +0200 25 Nov 2013 26 Nov 2013 - The Systems Biology Symposium @ NL 2013 (SB@NL 2013) is the 1st symposium jointly organised by the eight... st symposium jointly organised by the eight partners of the Netherlands Platform for Systems Biology (SB@NL). It continues a series of four annual NCSB symposia held in the years 2009-2012 and a number of symposia by the other SB@NL partners held in the previous two years. SB@NL 2013 aims to bring together systems biologists from the Netherlands with those from abroad. All presentations will be in English. SB@NL 2013 will be coordinated by NCSB. Since the NCSB research programme will terminate by the end of 2013, SB@NL 2013 will in actual fact also function as the 'kick-out' event for NCSB. http://www.ncsb.nl/sbnl2013 ]]> Life Science Technology Event http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-science-technology-event/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/life-science-technology-event/ Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:03:00 +0200 26 Nov 2013 - FHI and DTL are organizing the 1st Dutch Life Science Technology event to present the Dutch strength to apply advanced technologies in life science... FHI and DTL are organizing the 1st Dutch Life Science Technology event to present the Dutch strength to apply advanced technologies in life science research and development. The aim of the event is to exchange the latest developments and trends in technology application among technology suppliers, developers, and life scientists. The focus will be on the latest developments in technology areas such as next generation sequencing, metabolic profiling and proteome analysis; and –of course - the integration and interpretation of the big data that evolve from the application of these technologies. The programme offers a selection of collaborative projects between academia and industry; gives insight in the technological needs of principal investigators; and demonstrates the promises of the latest technologies applied in scientific research projects. In two parallel sessions the programme will zoom in on exemplary projects in the Health and Nutrition sectors, both with speakers from academia, medical centres and companies. Confirmed speakers
    • Joris Veltman, UMC St Radboud
    • Thomas Hankemeier, Leiden University
    • Ron Kerkhoven, Nederlands Kanker Instituut
    • Robert Hall, WUR
    • Peter van der Spek, Erasmus MC
    • Michael Muller, Wageningen UR
    • Ben van Ommen, TNO
    More information and registration
    Please visit the conference website for more information about the programme and registration: http://lifesciencetechnology.nl/.
    About FHI
    FHI is a federation of technology companies that supply industrial electronics, industrial automation, industrial lab technology and medical technology for the Dutch market. De federation functions as a network and its activities are aimed at collective marketing, individual services and looking after the interests of more than eight hundred companies that are member of the FHI.  Companies affiliated with the FHI branches Laboratory Technology and Medical Technology are already interested in organizing the Life Science Technology Event.
    www.fhi.nl/lt   About DTL
    The Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) develops as a collaborative platform of science and technology research groups and organisations in the Dutch clinical & health, nutrition, agrogenomics and industrial microbiology sectors. Within the DTL platform researchers from academia and industry find easy access to advanced life science technology and data expertise, equipment and e-infrastructure, software and databases, as well as training and education available in the DTL partner groups.
    www.dtls.nl  ]]>
    ICT.OPEN 2013 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ictopen-2013/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/ictopen-2013/ Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:23:00 +0200 27 Nov 2013 28 Nov 2013 - ICT.OPEN 2013 is the principal ICT and Computer Science research conference in the Netherlands. It features two distinguished plenary key notes and...
  • Big Data
  • Components & Circuits
  • Cyber Security
  • Embedded Systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • The conference is organized jointly by IPN and STW. Event website: http://www.ictopen2013.nl/ ]]>
    Final Kluyver Centre Symposium http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/final-kluyver-centre-symposium/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/final-kluyver-centre-symposium/ Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:22:00 +0100 28 Nov 2013 - Putting Microbial Genomes to Work Featuring: Jack Pronk - Kluyver CentreReinard Fischer - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GermanyJoris... Putting Microbial Genomes to Work Featuring:
    • Jack Pronk - Kluyver Centre
    • Reinard Fischer - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    • Joris Winderickx - KU Leuven, Belgium
    • Douwe van Sinderen - University College Cork, Ireland
    • Jens Nielsen, Chalmers - University of Technology. Sweden
    • Roel Bovenberg - DSM Biotechnology Centre
    • Jeremy Woods - Imperial College London, UK
    • Jack Newman - Amyris, USA
    • Willem de Vos - University of Wageningen, Netherlands
    You can find the full programme in the pdf below. Free Registration
    Please send email to Jenny Boks-Zondervan (J.Boks-Zondervan@tudelft.nl) before 11 November 2013.
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    NBIC Mini-Symposium “The Future of Bioinformatics in the Netherlands” http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-mini-symposium-the-future-of-bioinformatics-in-the-netherlands/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-mini-symposium-the-future-of-bioinformatics-in-the-netherlands/ Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:10:00 +0100 02 Dec 2013 - To finalize the NBIC BioRange research programme and to discuss and celebrate the future plans for bioinformatics NL, NBIC organizes a mini-symposium... Programme: 13:45 - 14:15 Registration with coffee/tea 14:20 - 14:40 Lex Overmars, UMC St. Radboud 14:40 - 15:00 Sepideh Babaei, Delft University of Technology 15:00 - 15:30 Martijn Huynen, UMC St. Radboud 15:30 - 16:00 Matthias Heinemann, University of Groningen 16:00 - 16:15 Toast on future of bioinformatics NL by Jaap Heringa 16:15 - 17:30 Drinks & bite Participation is free, but registration is required via this registration form Registration deadline: November 22, 2013. Venue: In de Driehoek, Utrecht (route description) The symposium is preceded by a formal meeting for NBIC partners and NBIC Faculty (on invitation only) and is followed by a RSG BioCafé in the evening. The symposium and RSG BioCafé are open for everyone who is interested.

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    RSG BioCafé http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/rsg-biocafe/ Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:12:00 +0100 02 Dec 2013 - The Regional Student Group (RSG) Netherlands organizes a Biocafé, succeeding the NBIC mini-symposium “The future of bioinformatics in the... Regional Student Group (RSG) Netherlands organizes a Biocafé, succeeding the NBIC mini-symposium “The future of bioinformatics in the Netherlands” on Monday December 2nd 2013 in Utrecht. Registration is open for (PhD-) students and attendees of the NBIC mini-symposium. To bridge the afternoon program we invite attendees of the NBIC mini-symposium to
    join us for a dinner (at own costs) at restaurant Hemingway. The BioCafé will include a career talk, pubquiz and free drinks & snacks. The career talk is given by Dick de Ridder, professor in Bioinformatics at the Wageningen University and Research centre. The quiz is intended to be a relaxed, fun and social event which will touch upon topics like bioinformatics and NBIC. Join us for this evening program and meet fellow young researchers in bioinformatics! You can register here for Mini symposium, BioCafé & dinner: Registration form More information in the flyer attached.]]>
    Benelux Bioinformatics Conference http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/benelux-bioinformatics-conference/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/benelux-bioinformatics-conference/ Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:42:00 +0200 09 Dec 2013 10 Dec 2013 - The 8th edition of the BeNeLux Bioinformatics Conference will be held in Brussels (Belgium) on December 9-10, 2013. The conference is organised by...
    The conference is organised by the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, which have recently joined their efforts in the bioinformatics field with the creation of the Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels (IB)2.

    The BeNeLux Bioinformatics Conference is an annual conference that started in 2005, bringing together researchers from the Benelux and beyond to strengthen national and international connections in all fields of bioinformatics. The exchange will focus on advances in bioinformatics and applications in the areas of methodology development, biotechnology, and health.

    The theme of this year conference is: "Bioinformatics at all scales of life". Key dates:
    • Abstract submission deadline: October 1, 2013
    • Notification of acceptance: October 22, 2013
    • Early registration deadline: November 8, 2013
    Read more on the BBC2013 website.]]>
    NBIC Hottopics meeting: Virus discovery and beyond http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-virus-discovery-and-beyond/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic-hottopics-meeting-virus-discovery-and-beyond/ Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:02:00 +0200 13 Jan 2014 - Historically, our perception and definition of viruses has evolved with the development of novel technologies. Presently, the genomic era defines the... Historically, our perception and definition of viruses has evolved with the development of novel technologies. Presently, the genomic era defines the viral universe by characterizing genotypes at an ever accelerating pace, but often with no associated phenotype and/or physical entity. State of the art taxonomic classification recognizes only several thousand viral species, a large fraction of which infect humans. These numbers stand in sharp contrast with the diversity of the cellular organisms on which these viruses depend for their replication. During this NBIC HotTopics meeting on Virus Discovery, we will discuss how to use bioinformatic approaches to discover, classify and characterize novel viruses. We will talk about metagenomics, including the promises and pitfalls of different experimental setups and analysis pipelines. Questions we will address (but not necessarily answer!) include: When can we be satisfied that we have identified a novel viral genome? How should we ensure that NGS sequencing reads from different genomes do not end up into one “chimeric” contig, particularly in the light of the relatively high recombination rates in viral genomes? How can we annotate or understand the functions of viral genes, which are notoriously divergent and frequently lack reliable hits in reference database searches? How do we determine the role of a newly discovered virus in higher order processes? For example, does it cause disease, or does it play a role in the ecosystem? You can find more information about the programme and registration here.

    NBIC HotTopics are a series of NBIC meetings committed to bringing scientists together to discuss the concepts and methods on a hot topic in their research field. It should provide a platform to keep in touch with peers in the field and foster sharing of new insights, applications and collaborations. Therefore, the aim of the meeting is not to present the latest results of your own work, but rather to identify new trends and breakthroughs in the field in general.]]>
    DTL Focus meeting: NGS Data Sharing and Repository http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/dtl-focus-meeting-data-sharing-and-repository/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/dtl-focus-meeting-data-sharing-and-repository/ Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:47:00 +0100 03 Feb 2014 - DTL organises a workshop on Next Generation Sequencing data storage and sharing. The goal of the workshop is to discuss the best practice on... More information]]> NBIC2014 - Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference 2014 http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic2014-netherlands-bioinformatics-conference-2014/ http://www.nbic.nl/about-nbic/events/all-events/detail/article/nbic2014-netherlands-bioinformatics-conference-2014/ Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:41:00 +0200 08 Apr 2014 09 Apr 2014 - Where Dutch bioinformaticians and computational biologists meet Latest news: the updated NBIC2014 programme is now online! On April 8 and 9, 2014... Where Dutch bioinformaticians and computational biologists meet Latest news: the updated NBIC2014 programme is now online! On April 8 and 9, 2014 the Dutch bioinformatics and computational biology community will meet for the 9th time in De Werelt in Lunteren. A lively programme will provide for presentations about the latest developments in bioinformatics but also for the highly appreciated social networking opportunities during breaks and evening programme. Visit the photo impression of last years conference. NBIC2014 discusses the latest developments in bioinformatics and computational biology and interrelated disciplines, and their wide-ranging applications in life sciences & health, agriculture, food & nutrition and industrial biotechnology. NBIC2014 offers a cross-disciplinary scientific program of (poster) presentations, application demonstrations and workshops. NBIC2014 is organised by the NBIC Research school for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Delft University of Technology. Conference website For sponsor opportunities and all other questions about the conference, please contact Femke Francissen, NBIC.]]>