BioSB HotTopics: Single Cell Analysis

The BioSB HotTopics meeting on Single Cell Analysis took place on the 21st of September at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). This afternoon meeting was organized by the Leiden Computational Biology Center and sponsored by BioSB Research School, LUMC and 10x Genomics. The meeting was attended by approximately 80 attendees who followed four presentations…

BioSB 2017 conference: award winners

At the BioSB 2017 conference last week on April 4 and 5 2017 in Lunteren, two researchers have been awarded with prizes. BioSB Young Investigator Award 2017 The BioSB Young Investigator Award 2017 was awarded to Ahmed Mahfouz, LUMC. Ahmed received the award at the award ceremony held on April 4, 2017 during the first day…

Symposium on the occasion of the inauguration of Berend Snel

On October 9 2015, Berend Snel will give his inaugural lecture as professor Bioinformatics at Utrecht University. On the occasion of the inauguration, a symposium is organised with the title “Hidden stories in DNA: how bioinformatics tracks evolution and function”. There is no entrance fee for this symposium. Please register by sending an email to…

Looking back at recent BioSB courses

Recently three BioSB courses were organised successfully: the 4th edition of the ‘Pattern Recognition’ course in March 2015, the ‘Kick of R’ course in April 2015 and the ‘Advanced de novo assembly’ course in June 2015. The courses received very good reviews and below you can read a short update about each of the courses. Pattern Recognition…

Dresden Summer School in Systems Biology 2015

Computational methods are rapidly gaining importance in all fields of biology. Computational data analysis, modeling, and simulation are on the way to become as indispensable to the life sciences as mathematics is to physics. The Dresden Summer School in Systems Biology 2015 (August 2-9, 2015) provides lectures and tutored hands-on training in spatiotemporal modeling and simulation…

Pre-announcement: First ERACoSysMed Call

Early 2015 ERACoSysMed will launch its first joint call for proposals. That call aims to support the development of proof of concept (demonstrator) projects that will improve our understanding of Systems Medicine and demonstrate the utility of this approach in a clinical setting. About ERACoSysMed The ERA-Net ERACoSysMed “Collaboration on systems medicine funding to promote…

Kickoff mini symposium Utrecht Bioinformatics Center

The Utrecht Bioinformatics Center (UBC) will celebrate it’s kickoff with a mini symposium on September 15th 2014. Everyone who is interested in bioinformatics and would like to hear the plans of the UBC and of course hear a few great talks is welcome to attend. Confirmed speakers: Gerrit van Meer, Dean of the Faculty of Science…

Looking back at BioSB courses Comparative Genomics and AfBN

Two BioSB course recently were held: the 2nd edition of the Comparative Genomics course on 2-6 June 2014 in Amsterdam and the 3rd edition of Algorithms for Biological Networks course on June 30 – July 4 in Delft. Comparative Genomics course – June 2-6, 2014 The Comparative Genomics Course, with the sub title ‘from evolution to function’…

NBIC Research School for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Activities to set up the NBIC Research PhD School for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology are gaining momentum. The NBIC Research School aims to offer a vibrant national environment for the scientific development and education of integrative bioinformatics and computational (systems) biology. The research school should sustain and foster the close research community that NBIC has…