Tuesday, December 14, 2010
In October 2009 NBIC started the Bioinformatics Research Support team (BRS) as a new part of the NBIC BioAssist programme.
BRS offers practical help at project level to life scientists (biologists and clinicians) in the Netherlands, where bioinformatics is a bottleneck in further progress in research. The BRS engineers use existing methods and tools and offer (custom-made) technical solutions, advice and training where needed.
The BRS group, led by Marc van Driel, currently contains three dedicated support engineers, who are stationed at bioinformatics hosting groups in Delft, Groningen and Nijmegen. Since its start, the BRS team has supported researchers from six NGI Genomics Centres and five other institutes in over 25 projects. The BRS activities meanwhile resulted in several collaborative publications.