Category: News

Lygature is hiring a Program Manager Data Infrastructure

Are you an ambitious life science PhD who believes in pioneering medicine together? Someone who has in-depth scientific knowledge, and wants to develop the organizational and communication skills to manage public-private research partnerships in the Netherlands and on… Read More

Major Investments in Netherlands X-Omics initiative

Integrating quantitative data from different pools of biological molecules (omics) is key to developing novel personalized health solutions. On April 12th 2018, the Netherlands X-Omics Initiative has been awarded a EUR 17 million infrastructure grant as part of… Read More

Article describes the importance of cohort studies in the post-GWAS era

A huge progress has been made in identifying genetic variants that modify individuals’ predisposition to common diseases. Unfortunately, the understanding of these genetic variants remains limited. In this article, opportunities for using large-scale cohort studies, to investigate the… Read More

Lifestyle linked epigenetic differences found between higher and lower educated Dutch people

There are differences in DNA-methylation patterns on genes between higher and lower educated Dutch people that may be linked to lifestyle. This is the conclusion of research done by the Netherlands Twin Register of the Free University Amsterdam,… Read More

PALGA Portal extended!

At the end of 2017, NWO approved the extension of BBMRI-NL 2.0 until the end of 2019. With that, the support for the PALGA Portal, the Dutch National Tissue Portal, is also extended, including the efforts of the… Read More

Health-RI, COREON, BBMRI-NL, PSI AND NFU have recently submitted their comments on the Article 29 Working Party Guidelines on Consent under Regulation 2016/679 (wp259) and Transparency under Regulation 2016/679 (wp260)

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UMCG summer course: Fundamentals of Biobanking and Cohort Research

The fifth edition of this highly successful summer school explores the fundamentals of biobanking and cohort research. Biobank research involves the use of systematic collections of human biomaterials and related data, in population-based or clinical investigations, to answer… Read More

Europe Biobank Week 2018: Biosharing for Scientific Discovery

Co-organised by BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB, Europe Biobank Week 2018 will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from the 4th until the 7th September 2018. Building on the momentum of Global Biobank Week in Stockholm this year, 2018 will see… Read More

Cisca Wijmenga krijgt eervolle leerstoel

  Het College van Bestuur van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen heeft Cisca Wijmenga benoemd als hoogleraar op de Lodewijk Sandkuijl Leerstoel. De universiteit hanteert het instrument van vernoemde leerstoelen om onderzoekers van grote verdienste te eren. Cisca Wijmenga heeft… Read More

Course: SNP’s and Human Diseases. 13 -17 November 2017 – Erasmus MC – Rotterdam

The aim of this advanced course on complex genetics, is to give a broad introduction in SNP techniques and applications. The first part is focused on “learning-by-doing” sessions (“practicals”) on bio-informatic and statistical analysis. On the last part ‘special guests’… Read More