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New Scientific Director: Michael Strube

As of January 2017, Prof. Dr. Michael Strube is the new Scientific Director (“Institutssprecher”) of HITS. As the position of Scientific Director rotates through the group leaders, this is a planned change in the HITS management. Rebecca Wade, who was Scientific Director for the last two years, stepped down from the position at the end…

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Call for Proposals for Genomic Information Compression and Storage

MPEG Issues Genomic Information Compression and Storage Joint Call for Proposals in Conjunction with ISO/TC 276/WG5 The introduction of high-throughput DNA sequencing has led to the generation of large quantities of genomic data and related information that have to be stored, transferred and analyzed. To handle these massive amounts of genomic data technologies are developed…

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New Standards in Biotechnology

A new working group for data processing and integration in biotechnology has been set up by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO. The working group aims to define consistent standards for the formatting, transfer and integration of life science data and models. The working group will be led by Martin Golebiewski, a biochemist at the…

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ICSB: Standards for Systems Biology

In September, Martin Golebiewski (SDBV) organized workshops on computer models and standards at the 15th International Conference on Systems Biology (Melbourne, Australia). 40 participants discussed the implementation and distribution of standards for data and models in system biology in the „NormSys/ISBE“ workshop. The „COMBINE & „ERASysAPP“ tutorial showed young scientists how to set up quantitative…

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Towards Better Standards for Systems Biology

In the second COMBINE workshop (03.-07.09.2011 in Heidelberg), scientists aim at refining important description standards for systems biology Systems biology brings together experimental and theoretical methods in order to conduct research on entire organ systems. In doing so, the researchers gain data from different sources and in different formats. In order to combine these heterogeneous…

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Besseres Datenmanagement und neue Simulationsmethoden

This content is only available in German. Forscher des Heidelberger Instituts für Theoretische Studien (HITS) arbeiten am nationalen „Netzwerk Systembiologie der Leber“ mit Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) hat in diesem Jahr ein weltweit einzigartiges Forschungskonsortium ins Leben gerufen: Das Deutsche Netzwerk Systembiologie der Leber („Virtual Liver Network“). Es will die gesamte Leber…

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