Category: News

The Netherlands joins the Million European Genomes Alliance

Dutch Minister of Medical Care and Sports, Mr. Bruno Bruins, has co-signed the European Declaration about the Million European Genomes initiative on behalf of the Netherlands. Minister Bruins has informed the House of Representatives of the Netherlands about… Read More

Poster Prize at Europe Biobank Week 2018

Collecting ideas with an interactive poster presentation and being awarded a poster prize? Rogier van der Stijl from BBMRI-NL did it! At the Europe Biobank Week in Antwerp (4-7 September 2018), he presented his poster ‘Sustainable biobanking in… Read More

Enabling FAIR data management

MOLGENIS Research can help even non-bioinformaticians (!) enabling FAIR data management and is freely available. Many clinical professionals and biomedical researchers without a bioinformatics background are generating big ’-omics’ data, but do not always have the tools to… Read More

BBMRI-NL OMICS nominated for the Dutch Data Prize

The dataset ‘BBMRI-OMICS: molecular big data for discovering disease mechanisms and biomarkers’ has been nominated by the jury of the Dutch Data Prize. BBMRI-Omics is a data infrastructure for molecular omics data from thousands of participants in 29… Read More

Cisca Wijmenga appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion

At the Lodewijk Sandkuijl Symposium, Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga, Scientific Director of BBMRI-NL 2.0, was appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. This Dutch order of chivalry is awarded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands for… Read More

X-chromosome publication in Nature Communications

René Luijk, Bas Heijmans from Leiden UMC and BBMRI-NL, and co-workers report in Nature Communications on new genes controlling X chromosome inactivation in women and identify causes of variable DNA methylation at regions known to cause mental disorders…. Read More

Development of an extensive OMICs Atlas

Since the start of BBMRI, extensive datasets have been generated at genome, epigenome, transcriptome and metabolome level for 10 thousand of individuals from tens of Dutch biobanks. By screening this wealth of omics data in large-scale analyses, BBMRI… Read More

BBMRI-NL Workshop report: Sustainable infrastructure for sample/data collections

Sample and data infrastructures in the medical sciences, such as biobanks and medical registries, need to run over prolonged periods of time in order to gather data and deliver research results. Only then can they hope to deliver… Read More

White paper on self-measured data published

Recently, BBMRI-NL researchers published a White Paper on self-measured data and how researchers can ensure that self-measured data is usable. Private individuals are collecting more and more data about their lifestyle and health using sensors, apps and other… Read More

Launch national Servicedesk personalized medicine

Today, the ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications) Servicedesk is officially launched. This online Servicedesk offers guidance and answers to the ethical, legal and societal questions around Personalized Medicine research faced by life sciences professionals, policymakers and patients…. Read More