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Looking back at BioSB 2019 conference

The BioSB 2019 conference held on April 2-3 was again a great succes! The 5th edition of the Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology conference again attracted an impressive number of researchers and students from universities, UMCs and companies. The scientific programme of the conference was intensive, featuring keynote lectures, parallel thematic sessions, poster sessions, a hot topics session, four breakout sessions, and three ELIXIR-NL tracks, but it also offered plenty of time for networking. The conference addressed the latest developments in bioinformatics, systems and computational biology, and their wide-ranging applications in life sciences & health, agriculture, food & nutrition.

Read more about the conference and find a photo impression here!

Save the date for the BioSB 2020 conference: 21-22 April 2020

The BioSB 2020 conference will be co-organized by the Utrecht Bioinformatics Center and will be held on 21-22 April 2020, Congrescentrum De Werelt in Lunteren! 

New BioSB board member: Ilja Arts

During the BioSB member's meeting at the BioSB 2019 conference the nomination of Ilja Arts as new board member was approved. She will replace Barbara Bakker, who stepped back after being member of the board from the beginning of BioSB.

Ilja Arts is Professor of Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases at Maastricht University, Scientific Director of the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology, and Principal Investigator at CARIM. Within the BioSB board she will focus on scientific matters.

Welcome Ilja and thanks a lot Barbara!

NWO Life 2019

On 28 and 29 May, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO together with almost twenty Dutch-0based life scientists, all from different disciplines,) is organising the very first edition of Life 2019 in Bunnik: a brand new, unique, national congress covering the Dutch Life Sciences in the widest sense of the word, from femtometer to kilometer, from cell to planet. Life is meant to connect senior and junior researchers from all different disciplines in the life sciences. To explore and push boundaries, to lively discuss new or desirable developments in the field, to get inspired by each other’s research and approaches and to start new interdisciplinary collaborations. Registration deadline: 1 May 2019!

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NWO opens next call for consortia

On Monday 4 March 2019, NWO has launched the second funding round of the NWA research programme 'Research along Routes by Consortia' (ORC). The funding programme aimed at all research disciplines stimulates interdisciplinary research and innovation, bringing societal and scientific breakthroughs within reach. For the 2019 funding round a budget of 80.5 million euros is available. The deadline for announcing initiatives is 9 May 2019. The deadline for submitting a pre-proposal is 6 June 2019.

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Upcoming BioSB courses

The course portfolio page of BioSB website has been updated and now features a number of upcoming courses:
Registration is open for some of the courses. If registration is not open yet, you can pre-register via the pre-registration form!
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Events & courses organized by BioSB and collaborators can be found in the BioSB Event calendar.


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