Research Priority Area
Systems Biology
Host-Microbiome Interactions

BioSB HotTopics Symposium: Computational Methods for Spatial data analysis (Nov. 17th)

BioSB and single cell network Netherlands (scNL) are co-organising a hot-topic symposium on computational methods for (single cell) spatial data analysis. The goal of this informal meeting is to bring together people who are interested in this topic in order to learn about the latest development, and build a community. The symposium will be held…
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Dutch growth fund reserves € 200 million for research on Holomicrobiome

This is the first cooperation between private and public partners in large scale research on the influence of fungi, bacteria and virusses on the complete Dutch foodchain, from crops to our digestive system. For this cooperation the government reserves 200 million euro from the national growth fund. More information can be found on een-gezond-holomicrobioom,…
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BioSB Hot Topics: Evolution in and of Cell Communities

On February 15th 2023 BioSB & NLSEB will organize a symposium on Evolution in and of Cell Comunities. Click on this link for more info

Course on data visualization: get your expenses covered

Have you ever wondered how to present your data in the best understandable way? The EMBL EBI institute is organising a training course on data visualisation for biology. The course will dive into the topic of visualisation of complex biological data and how it can be used to gain insight into and get a “feel”…
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ASLO 2023 Aquatic Sciences Meeting

Gerard Muyzer will co-organize the session Host-microbiomes to protect and restore marine communities of animals, plants and algae in the ASLO 2023 Aquatic Sciences Meeting that will be held from 4-9 June, 2023 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, ( The session aims to bring together leading scientists who study the interactions of marine organisms with…
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Hot Topics session: Cell-Free DNA , 21 November 2022, Utrecht

On November 21st, BioSB Hot Topics session will host multiple talks on the highly interesting topic “Cell Free DNA”. Cell-free DNA is all non-encapsulated DNA in bio-liquid such as plasma and urine, which provides exciting diagnostic opportunities for cancer detection as well as non-invasive prenatal tests for a fetal defect. For more details and registration…
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Camel feces in the media

The media enjoyed the story on the camel feces diarrea myth and many featured a story about it. This included the Dutch newspapers Volkskrant and Parool, Radio1 and RTLNieuws.

Adult neurogenesis in Volkskrant

Can the adult brain still make new brain cells? Volkskrant features an extensive article about this question still under discussion in the field. One of the interviewed experts is Paul Lucassen (Brain Plasticity Group).

Contribute to the NL_Wetenschap Twitter account

The @NL_Wetenschap Twitter account has been around since 2018. Every week a different scientist takes the spotlight to explain about their research and answer questions from followers. The organizers are currently working on the 2023 planning and are looking for researchers that want to tweet from NL_Wetenschap (preferably in Dutch, but depending on submissions English…
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Website holomicrobiome is online

We are happy to announce that the website of the Dutch National Growth Fund initiative ‘Holomicrobiome’ is online: The website informs and challenges companies and institutes to participate in this initiative.