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SymBioSys Seminar: ‘Single Cell Genomics Reveals Mosaic Copy Number Variation in Human Neurons’

By prof. Michael J. McConnell
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Prof. McConnell is the leading international scientist in the use of single-cell techniques to study how genetic mosaicism in the brain influences psychiatric disorders.

Date: Monday March 2nd, 2015
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Health Sciences Campus Gasthuisberg, O&N4 - Auditorium

If you are interested in meeting prof. McConnell to discuss his/your work, please contact niels.vanderaa@med.kuleuven.be. Prof. McConnell will be available March 2 (until 6 pm) and March 3 (until 3.30 pm).

Host: Prof. T. Voet


Second Seminar of the iMinds Med IT Department

Topic: Ehealth platform, keynote speaker: Frank Robben
Date: March 6th 2015
Time: 2 pm
Venue: Het Pand , Onderbergen, Gent Rm Rector Blancquaert

Program: see invitation in pdf

Registration: before Feb 23rd 2015
registration for seminar
registration for lab visits

Option: lab visits to Medisip and bioMMeda at campus University Hospital Ghent - only morning

Participation : free, registration : mandatory by email to charlotte.debbaut@ugent.be (see invitation in pdf)

Invitation (in PDF)
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BeSHG meeting 2015

(With collaborations of SymBioSys consortium)

Topic: The Annual meeting of the BeSHG will showcase to scientists and clinicians the recent developments in genetic approaches to behavioural epigenetics and heritability of personality traits.

Date: March 6, 2015
Location: Palais de Beaux Arts, Charleroi

Register on-line at www.beshg.be

Important dates:

  • January 10, 2015 ‐ Abstract deadline
  • February 10, 2015 ‐ Abstract acceptance

Robotrevolutie - Welkom in de race tegen de machine

Zie jij een robot al achter de toog van een café staan?

Wanneer de machines winnen, zijn het geen Terminators die ons in een Matrix opsluiten. Robots en computers zorgen voor massale werkloosheid. Of is dat doemdenken? Vijf Leuvense experts uit vijf vakgebieden over de robotrevolutie.

Lees verder ...

Bron: Veto, 15 februari 2015

Hack epilepsy

New two-city hackathon with a single purpose: improving the lives of people with epilepsy sponsored by UCB, organized by InBioVeritas (Koen kas) and HealthStartUp (Bart Collet).

Dates: 24-26 April at 2 locations: Atlanta and Brussels

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10th NFSI and 2nd BaCi 2015 meeting

(with keynote speaker prof S. Van Huffel, STADIUS-iMinds Med It)

Date: September 1-5, 2015
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Visit the website

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Peter Claes wil robotfoto maken van DNA

Watch it here
Source: Aflevering Reyers Laat d.d. 3th of February 2015 (deredactie.be)

iBoot Research to Business Program

Date: April 26th - May 1st 2015
Location: Imperial College London

iBoot, Minds' Research to Business Program helps researchers finetune their early business concepts during a hands-on training week at London's renowned Imperial College.

Through the multiple iBoot workshops, you will get training and coaching by business professionals, next to a fertile environment to meet and exchange, with plenty of opportunities to initiate market-aimed collaborations.

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ENGINEERING FOR SOCIETY Conference Leuven (B) - final call for contributions

Date: June 18 & 19, 2015
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 16, 2015
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015

Call for papers(PDF)

Innovatief ondernemerschap via spin-offs van kenniscentra (standpunten-Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België)

"De klasses KTW en KNW stelden vast dat het aantal startende ondernemingen in Vlaanderen de laatste tijd globaal genomen gedaald is terwijl het aantal spin-offs van kenniscentra steeg waarbij meteen ook de link met innovatie is gelegd".

(Prof B De Moor is lid van de werkgroep KTW)

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Artsen -ingenieurs hebben het moeilijk.

Analyseren is beter dan genezen. Gegevensanalyse en technologie zijn cruciaal voor de geneeskunde van morgen.

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Bron: BIZZ technologie-www.trends.be , d.d. 5 feb 2015, auteur Sybille Greindl

“Artsen moeten leren hun kennis
niet voor zichzelf te houden.”

DNA-analyses zijn Vlaamse toekomst

Voka lauwert beloftevolle Hasseltse start-up UgenTec en reikt Bryo award uit in de categorie 'Flanders Future'.

Bryo staat voor Bright and Young en is Voka's traject waarmee startende ondernemers begeleid worden. De spin-off UgenTec kreeg 50K € van de Corba incubator die werd opgericht door Limburgse Investeringsmaatschappij LRM en het Vlaamse digitale onderzoekscentrum iMinds.



Lees ook het artikel: 'UgenTec-technologie analyseert DNA -stalen dertig maal sneller' (Bron: MIC Vlaanderen)

View the movie: UgenTec op ZorgAndersTV

Wouter Uten (vooraan) en Tom Martens richtten samen UgenTec op. Foto: rr

51 SPS Members Elevated to Fellow, unusual distinction in IEEE's designated fields

Among which prof. dr. ir. L. De Lathauwer (KU Leuven, ESAT-STADIUS/iMinds Med IT department) for contributions to signal processing algorithms using tensor decompositions and Johan Suykens (KU Leuven, ESAT-STADIUS/iMinds Med IT department) for developing the least squares support vector machines.

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Data Visualization for Biology: a practical workshop on design, techniques and tools

This workshop is jointly organized by KU Leuven ESAT/STADIUS, EMBL-EBI and VIB. (prof. J. Aerts is Scientific Organizing Committee member)

Date: 23 - 27 November, 2015
Location: KU Leuven ESAT/STADIUS, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, 3001 Leuven, Belgium

Info and registration

Eight Flemish tech companies poised for global expansion

iMinds has selected eight promising companies to participate in its Go Global Internationalization Program targeted towards the US, Asian and Latin American markets.

Three spinoff companies: D Square (STADIUS), icoMetrix (iMinds Med IT) and DataCamp (of which prof. De Moor is the proud patron-KU Leuven) are involved and have been granted participation in the ‘Go Global’ internationalization program of iMinds.

For info on iMinds' commitment to help Flemish Tech Companies realize their full potential on an international scale read: http://www.iminds.be/nl/nieuws/newsitem_20141218_flemish-tech

For info on Go Global Internationalization Program read: http://www.iminds.be/en/start-and-grow-your-business/internationalization/go-global-program

Next call : Q2 2015

New iGEM 2015 KU Leuven TEAM selected

(iMinds Med IT sponsors iGEM KU Leuven team and look forward to their upcoming project topic.)

KU Leuven iGEM 2015 team

Lees het rapport: "Medische technologie als motor voor de innovatieve gezondheidszorg"

(met medewerking van prof. dr. ir. B. De Moor)

From big data to bedside: translational bioinformatics in cancer research.

Symposium on translational bioinformatics

Date: April 2nd 2015
Location: Ghent

Registration will start on the 1st of December 2014. Seats are limited: 180 for symposium (small registration fee), 40 for workshop (free).

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With participation of prof. D . Lambrechts, partner in PF SymBioSys

IOTA 2015 International Ovarian Tumor Analysis Second International IOTA congress: How to classify and manage ovarian tumors?

Date: April 17-18, 2015
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Local organizing committee: from STADIUS-iMinds Med IT : prof. B. De Moor and prof. S. Van Huffel
Program and invited speakers

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Why ICT for health?


Biobank UZ

You share, we care

Each of you carries around a wealth of information for biomedical research, be it in your blood, your tissue, your DNA. With your consent, and of course respecting your privacy, hospitals can store some of that information in their biomedical warehouses. Well equipped biobanks enable researchers to simultaneously explore the biomedical information of whole populations, and as such develop tailored therapies. So that when you share, we can care better.



You are unique

And you deserve unique care. Thanks to advances in clinical and computational research, ‘one size fits all’ is no longer the dogma in health care. Medicine gets personal: tailored diagnosis, dedicated therapy. Unique, just like you.




ATCG: it’s your story

This is 0.003% of your DNA; ATCG: it’s your story
Your DNA tells more than you would expect from just 4 letters. And your story is a valuable story. Genomic researchers are working hard to unravel what your genes tell about your health and the treatments that suit you best. But your story is also a private story. No reading without your consent.


In the spotlight

Projects/Programmes granted @ iMinds MedicalIT

Closing events to be announced for ICON projects, mark the dates: Fallrisk: April 27 2015; NXT-Sleep: March 27th 2015 (details will follow) For info see PDF

4 new ICON projects approved @ iMinds Med IT department:

MyHealthData, Mecovi, AORTA and MSIpad

ERC advanced grant BIOTENSORS

Started on April 2014

ExaScience Life lab

With participation of prof. Moreau.

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