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BIUP Meeting - April 19, 2011

About BIUP

The BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) is a group of Dutch companies that use bioinformatics expertise and tools in research and product development. 

BIUP members have a common interest in:

  • informal discussions between industrial parties that use bioinformatics tools for research and product development
  • an infrastructure for joined bioinformatics research (e.g. safe data repository)
  • stimulating relevant bioinformatics research
  • shaping the competences of the bioinformaticians of the future

BIUP meeting April 19th

We invite you for the second Bioinfirmatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP) meeting, which will be hosted by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC) in Lunteren at April 19 during the NBIC Conference 2011.

The BIUP meeting will consist of two sessions as well as several other activities.
In the first session companies will come together to exchange their views on the bioinformatics research, infrastructure and education in the Netherlands. In the second session we plan to share and discuss these views with the NBIC management team. In this session (as well as the remainder of the day) there will also be ample time for further informal contact with colleagues from other companies. Both sessions will be open for representatives from industry only. We encourage you to prepare for these sessions by obtaining a clear view on strong points as well as improvement areas of bioinformatics in The Netherlands!

Vacancy board
During the lunch break (and the remainder of the NBIC conference) a vacancy board will be available on which attendants can advertise bioinformatics related job positions. Please bring your vacancies on a single A4 format.

Match Maker board
On this board the industrial participants can post their bioinformatics questions and/or research areas that are open for collaboration.

BIUP Poster prize

In order to encourage bioinformaticians to share and publish their work, BIUP will support an “Industry poster award”. Posters will be reviewed from an industry point of view.

Specific BIUP meeting details (Tuesday April 19)

09:45 - 10:30 Keynote lecture by Dorus Gadella (UvA) (organized by NBIC)
10:45 - 12:00 BIUP session 1:
  SWOT analysis Bioinformatics in The Netherlands
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch includes: Industry vacancies + Industry matchmaker + BIUP poster
14:00 - 15:30 BIUP session 2: (closed session with the NBIC MT)
  Discuss SWOT with NBIC MT, informal get together.


This meeting is open for delegates from industrial parties that use bioinformatics tools for research and product development.

To participate in this meeting please register via the registration form for the NBIC Conference. Please indicate that you will be attending the BIUP meeting and fill out the rest of the form accordingly.

Of course, you are very welcome to register for both conference days. Participants who only want to attend the first day and want to join the BIUP meeting pay the registration fee for the first day of the NBIC Conference, which is €100 for NBIC Industry Partners and €140 for other participants from for-profit organizations/industry. By paying this registration fee you can participate not only in the BIUP sessions but also in the rest of the program of the first day of the NBIC Conference, including:

  • keynote lectures
  • parallel sessions with scientific lectures on bioinformatics
  • conference lunch
  • poster sessions
  • drinks in the afternoon
  • Conference diner and evening program (you will have to sign up for this in the registration form!)

For details, please visit the NBIC Conference pages at the NBIC website.

We are looking forward to meeting you at the BIUP meeting!

Antoine Janssen - Keygene
Corine van der Horst - Athrogen
Herman Pel, Marco de Groot - DSM