On 31 January, DCMN researchers and collaborators gathered to talk about big data, as a means to work towards Open Science. During this meeting, opened by Guillen Fernandez, several big data sets and examples of methodologies were presented.
The presentations provided a glimpse of the huge amount of data collected from extensive collaborations, and are now (freely) available for potential reuse. The meeting ended with an interactive panel discussion during which important issues regarding the implementation and practical do’s and don’ts were addressed. Although many challenges still have to be overcome or still need to be addressed, the organizing committee felt that this meeting leads to increased awareness, and stimulates collaboration amongst DCMN researchers. Andre Marquand closed the meeting by presenting the DCMN Big data repository, an overview of datasets from DCMN investigators and their (inter)national collaborators that can be shared. This overview, that has been a result of many interviews with principal investigators, can be found on Donders Intranet.
Lowlands Science call for projects17 February 2020
Researchers pay attention! Lowlands is looking for research teams to participate in Lowlands Science 2020. It’s a great way to reach a large audience, do unique experiments with and on them, and to have a memorable experience with your colleagues.Read more
Five ZonMw ‘Off Road’ grants for Radboudumc researchers17 February 2020
Benoit Besson, Annemarie Boleij, Jonne Doorduin, Jorik Nonnekes and Sara Roig Merino have each received an ZonMw ‘Off Road’ grant of €100,000. The grants are intended for biomedical health researchers who dare to go off the beaten track in their search for new insights and unexpected breakthroughs.Read more
Dutch Kidney Foundation PhD grant for Johan van der Vlag and Tom Nijenhuis14 February 2020
Johan van der Vlag and Tom Nijenhuis, theme Renal disorders, received this grant for their joint research project “Targeting a novel paracrine signaling pathway between glomerular endothelium and podocytes to treat glomerular injury”.Read more
KNAW Early Career Award for Geert Litjens13 February 2020
Twelve young researchers received the Early Career Award from KNAW on 4 february. One of them is RIHS researcher Geert Litjens. The Award is aimed at researchers in the Netherlands at the start of their career who are capable of developing innovative and original research ideas.Read more
Interactive career day for Postdocs and PhD candidates13 February 2020
45 Postdocs and PhD candidates attended the first Interactive career day organised by Janssen Pharmaceutica, to learn more about career perspectives and R&D activities that on the longer term can lead to ideas and potential future collaboration.Read more