• 10-04-2014

    Erik Huizer (SURFnet) named Global Connector in Internet Hall of Fame

    CTO SURFnet and Utrecht University professor honoured for years of dedication

  • 08-04-2014

    SIM-CITY Project in Indian Press

    Researchers from the NLeSC project 'SIM-CITY: Decision Support for Urban Social Economic Complexity' recently had several meetings with experts and government officials in Ujjain. See newspaper coverage here.

  • 04-04-2014

    Medical Innovation: CTMM and TI Pharma Join Forces

    Leading Dutch technology institutes CTMM (Center for Translational Molecular Medicine) and TI Pharma have joined forces, in a merger that addresses the growing interdependence of medicines and medical technology. The Netherlands eScience Center is involved in CTMM's TraIT project.

  • 25-03-2014

    Wilco Hazeleger new Director of Netherlands eScience Center

    Prof. Wilco Hazeleger is appointed as the Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) new permanent director. Prof. Hazeleger, currently head of Global and Regional Climate Division at KNMI, will begin his new role in July 2014 with overall responsibility for the direction and operation of the center.

  • 25-03-2014

    Announcement of Resignation of a.i. CEO René van Schaik

    It is with sadness that we announce the resignation of Dr. van Schaik.

  • 17-03-2014

    Announcement: xtas 2.99 released

    The Netherlands eScience Center announces the release of xtas 2.99, the eXtensible Text Analysis Suite. xtas connects to Elasticsearch document indexes and runs linguistic analyses, such as named entity finding, topic modelling and document clustering, in a distributed setup.

  • 13-03-2014

    The SKA Takes Off With £119M Contribution From The UK

    The UK Science Minister, the Rt Hon David Willetts announced funding of £100M (€120M) for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, speaking ahead of an event at Jodrell Bank Observatory today. The emblematic observatory hosts the headquarters of the SKA Organisation, which leads the project. STFC also confirmed that it is investing £19M over the next four years in the SKA project.

  • 11-03-2014

    Addressing the Big Data challenge in radio astronomy

    Our Director of eScience Technology Rob van Nieuwpoort has been invited to speak at the Exascale Radio Astronomy conference in Monterey, USA. The ERA conference provides a dynamic and interactive platform for international experts and enthusiasts from academic and industry backgrounds to introduce, explore, and discuss the scope and challenges of exascale radio astronomy.

  • 06-03-2014

    Major Upgrade of the MAGMa Webapplication for Metabolomics Data Analysis

    MAGMa has now been extended with the capability to predict metabolites of observed molecules and to screen the measured data for their presence. This allows a systematic detection of novel metabolites, not yet reported in chemical databases, and speeds up the discovery of novel biochemical pathways.

  • 04-03-2014

    (Dutch Workshop) Geschiedenis en Digitale Historische Tekstanalyse

    De laatste jaren is er veel aandacht voor de mogelijkheden van ‘Digital Humanities’ voor historisch onderzoek. Bij Digital Humanities projecten is er vrijwel altijd sprake van een nauwe samenwerking tussen experts van de geesteswetenschappen en de bètawetenschappen. Een cruciaal onderdeel van een dergelijke interdisciplinaire samenwerking is het leren van elkaars taal en onderzoeksmethoden.


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