ELIXIR Belgium All Hands Meeting 2019

16 September 2019
KVAB - Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts Palace of the Academies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels

After the successful launch of ELIXIR Belgium in 2017, the first ELIXIR Belgium All Hands Meeting was held on 16 September 2019 in Brussels. The aim of the event was to bring together all stakeholders of ELIXIR Belgium, showcase achievements and plans for the future, as well as provide networking opportunities to meet the people involved. This event not only welcomed scientists from academia, research institutes and industry in life-sciences but also members from other research infrastructures and policy makers. Photo's (via ELIXIR Belgium's Flickr page).


8.45     Registration

9.30     Introduction, Frederik Coppens, Head of ELIXIR Belgium (VIB)

9.45     Policy contribution, Philip Van Avermaet (Dep. Economy, Science & Innovation)

10.00   Session I: Data managementChair: Frederik Coppens (VIB)

  • DMPs: What, Why and How?, Myriam Mertens (UGent) - Slides
  • Data management in support of research, Flora D’Anna (VIB) - Slides
  • Form, function, and intervention: The central role of proteins in life sciences and health, Lennart Martens (UGent) - Slides

11.00   Coffee/tea break

11.30   Session II: Data analysisChair: Wim Vranken (VUB)

  • Dodona e-learning platform to learn to code, Charlotte Van Petegem & Peter Dawyndt (UGent) - Slides
  • Scaling your data analysis using cloud @VSC, Ewald Pauwels (UGent) - Slides
  • UseGalaxy.be: platform for data-intensive research, Frederik Coppens (VIB) - Slides

12.30   Lunch

13.30   Session III: Human DataChair: Nienke Schutte (Sciensano)

  • Collaborative platforms in Belgium, Yves Moreau (KU Leuven) - Slides
  • FAIR data for next generation management of Multiple Sclerosis, Liesbet Peeters (UHasselt) - Slides
  • Access to Human Data across Europe, Gary Saunders (ELIXIR) - Slides

14.45   Coffee/tea break

15.15   Session IV: Plant/BiodiversityChair: Yves Van de Peer (UGent)

  • A distributed resource for plant phenotyping data, Anne-Francoise Adam-Blondon (INRA) - Slides
  • Collaboration between research infrastructures, Francisco Hernandez (VLIZ) - Slides

16.00   Keynote: Data Coordination in the Cloud: Lessons from ELIXIR Interoperability, the Human Cell Atlas and EMBL-EBI , Tony Burdett (EMBL-EBI) - Slides

17.00   Wrap-up, Kim De Ruyck (VIB)

17.15   Reception

Program in PDF

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