News

2020-01-27

On the 24th of January, BioData.pt oficially launched the first issue of its newsletter! Comprising of two sections: one for the upcoming events and one for latest news, the BioData.pt newsletter will be sent up to two weeks in advance of the events it is sharing.

2020-01-24

After two years of activity, we have compiled the essentials of these last two years of BioData.pt into a report that we have now published on our website.

2020-01-23

The Forum BioData.pt: Value Creation for Healthcare System’s Genomics Data, took place in the last 14th of January , at i3S – Porto, with experts from the private sector, research infrastructures, the national health system, and bioethics.

2020-01-23

Daniel Faria was invited to present the activities of the ELIXIR Plant Sciences Community and contribute to the discussion on data integration at the COST INTEGRAPE Workshop, which took place in the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, in January 22-23, 2020.

2020-01-23

On the past January 13th, the 3rd General Assembly of BioData.pt Management Board took place at i3S, Porto. All the partners were represented, namely, CCMAR, CEBAL, Champalimaud Foundation, ELIXIR Board, iBET, IBMC, IGC, INESC-ID, IST, IST-ID, ITQB, PI, Pbio, and University of Minho.

The Assembly started with the presentation of the BioData.pt 2017-2019 Report, reviewing past activities, overviewing ongoing projects and funding status. Moreover, a review of the recommendations of BioData.pt Scientific Advisory Board was made.

2020-01-08

Welcome and Presentation of BioData.pt

Ana Portugal Melo, Executive Director and Deputy Head of Node of ELIXIR PT

Moderator

José Pereira Leal, Executive Director of Ophiomics

Round-table: Challenges and Opportunities for value creation from Biological Data

Manuel Teixeira, Director of Genetics Service, IPO-Porto

Ana Sofia Carvalho, Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Catholic University of Portugal

Astrid Vicente, National Coordinator of One Million Genomes Initiative

Noémia Afonso, Oncologist, CHUP-Hospital de Santo António

2020-01-08

Are you excited about this new Forum provided by BioData.pt: Value Creation for Healthcare System’s Genomic Data

It will bring us contributions of a variety of experts (find here who they are: https://biodata.pt/speakers ) about both challenges and opportunities value creation from biological data faces nowadays!

 

2019-12-16

The rainy day of December 16th marked the second edition of a Ready for BioData Management? workshop, titled Introduction to Data Management Plans, hosted by the Instituto Superior Técnico.

2019-12-09

Daniel Faria was invited to co-organize a tutorial on Ontology Matching in the Biomedical Domain for the SWAT4(HC)LS Conference (Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Healthcare and Life Sciences), in Edimburgh, on December 9th.

2019-12-06

On December 6th, BioData.pt's Ready for BioData Management? team was invited to give two lectures at the "Bioprocess Data Analysis" course of the ITQB PhD programme.

2019-11-12

Hosted by BioData.pt's Plant Sciences Community on the afternoon of November 12th, 2019, the Plant Phenotyping-Genotyping Data Management Workshop started with a keynote address by invited speaker Dr. Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon, in front of an almost full auditorium at the ITQB, which presented the extensive work of ELIXIR's Plant Sciences Community to enable plant phenotyping-genotyping data management.

2019-11-03

Next 12th November, Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon will be the Key Note Speaker at Plant Phenotyping-Genotyping Data Management Workshop. An agronomist by training,has for many years been combining work on plant genetics and genomics, and today she shares her time every day between the generation of knowledge and the management of research.

2019-10-11

The YEASTRACT+ information system (http://YEASTRACT-PLUS.org/) is a wide-scope computational tool for the analysis and prediction of transcription regulatory associations at the gene and genomic levels in 10 yeast species of biotechnological or human health relevance.

2019-10-11

Pedro Henrique Magalhães Fernandes Pais defended his PhD thesis in Biotechnology and Biosciences at Instituto Superior Técnico on the 27th september 2019. During the last years, and under the supervision of Miguel Teixeira from BSRG-iBB, in the scope of Biodata.pt project, Pedro studied the intricacies of the regulatory network that controls drug resistance in the fungus Candida glabrata.

2019-09-24

Close to the Coark Oak DB Portal launching by BioData.pt, one of the researchers from Plants Community - Pedro Barros from ITQB - will present a seminar at IGC:

"Fear the unknown functions and mild phenotypes: a cork oak serine-rich protein regulates vegetative development in Arabidopsis"

Abstract :

Cork oak (Quercus suber L.) forests are unique and emblemati resources for Portugal, with high economical, ecological and social significance.

2019-07-24

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For the first time in Portugal BioData.pt gathered for the event “Ready for Data Management - Creating value from Data Management” five of the top heads of Bioinformatics in Portugal: Arlindo Oliveira (IST), Cláudio Sunkel (replaced at the last minute by Jorge Vieira, both from IBMC), Élio Sucena (IGC), Pedro Cruz (IBET), Rogério Gaspar (FFUL), Mário Gaspar Silva (INESC ID /Elixir Portugal), José Pereira Leal (BioData/Ophiomics).

2019-07-16

On July 2nd we got together for a hands-on experience in Data Management Plans (DMP). The event started with some presentations and then participants had the chance of putting their heads together to create a DMP for a project. During lunch we went around to ask participants their opinions about data management and the working session they had just participated in.

We interviewed Inês Chaves from iBET, about the importance of inter-communication in the workshop.

2019-07-16

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On 2nd July BioData.pt organized a hands-on session focused on demistifying the concept of Data Management Plan (DMP). The session took place at the recently renovated training room of Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC).

The organizers developed a participatory methodology based on the DMP Common Standard Model, where groups of 6 to 8 participants would create their own DMP (based on a fictitious research project, proposed by the organizing team), by filling in a “DMP Canvas”. The process, introduced by an overall presentation framing the value and the steps to create the DMP, was supported continuously by a team of facilitators from BioData.pt.

2019-07-16

On July 2nd we got together for a hands-on experience in Data Management Plans (DMP). The event started with some presentations and then participants had the chance of putting their heads together to create a DMP for a project. During lunch we went around to ask participants their opinions about data management and the working session they had just participated in.

We interviewed Filipe Lopes from the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa , about his experience with the workshop.

2019-07-15

On July 2nd we got together for a hands-on experience in Data Management Plans (DMP). The event started with some presentations and then participants had the chance of putting their heads together to create a DMP for a project. During lunch we went around to ask participants their opinions about data management and the working session they had just participated.

We interviewed João Dias, a PhD student and Nádia Duarte, a lab manager, both from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, about their experience with the workshop and how useful it was.

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