SURF Life Science Seminar

Date: 12 OCT 2018 

The SURF Life Science Seminar is thé place where you exchange knowledge about Intelligent Life Science machines, scalable infrastructures, cloud workspaces and data management. ICT-challenges within the Life Sciences are central here.

12 Oct 2018
SURF, Utrecht
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Use cases & newest technologies 

Although data and technology are heterogeneous in the spectrum of the life sciences, comparable ICT- services (such as data, compute, network) are used. Various use cases are discussed in an interactive setting, and you will learn more about the latest ICT-technologies. For example: large-scale genome analyses for plant and human research, and machine learning for image classification and segmentation.

For whom?

The SURF Life Science Seminar focuses on researchers and research supporters in the life sciences. In addition, the event can be of interest to IT managers who are considering organising research services centrally.


13.00 hrs Registration and coffee
13.15 hrs Welcome & registration by Dr. ir. Peter Michielse, Chief Technology Officer SURFsara
13.30 hrs ICT challenges in the life sciences by Dr. Irene Nooren, Prof. Jaap Heringa
14.00 hrs Parallel tracks: 

            Track 1: Crash course on deep learning (Chair: Matthijs Moed, SURFsara)
            Track 2: Infrastructure scalability (Chair: Rob Hooft, Dutch Techcentre for Life    Sciences)
            Track 3: Cloud work spaces (Chair: Mark Santcroos, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)

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15.30 hrs Community view on life science ICT (online interactive presentation)
16.00 hrs Drinks & Bites


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Latest modifications 18 Jan 2019