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“A microservices architecture puts each element of functionality into a separate service” - in a presentation during the session “Emerging Methods and Practice”, at the OpenTox Euro 2016 conference, PhenoMeNal partner and work package leader, Ola Spjuth, talks about his work on microservices , Virtual research environments (VRE) and their implications including VRE’s in PhenoMeNal infrastructure. Interoperability and…
"Metabolic profiling can help us keep better track of individual health risks" - PhenoMeNal partner and work package leader, Prof Thomas Hankemeier talks about metabolomics, data privacy and sharing in his interview for the Leiden Centre of Data Science. To read more click here.
26th - 28th October 2016, Berlin. Are you participating in the 1st Conference of the European Association of Systems Medicine, Berlin? Listen to Marta Cascante from University of Barcelona, talk about metabolomic analysis and role of PhenoMeNal. For agenda and details, click here.    
PhenoMeNal has commissioned a survey to collect information on computational and storage requirements, as well as on some aspects of software usage for infrastructures managing metabolomics data. This information will help us  to produce an infrastructure that provides tools effectively useful to the community. We would be grateful if you could contribute to the survey by clicking on…
The PhenoMeNal consortium is pleased to welcome the Centre for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia (CRS4), the Italian national node of BBMRI-ERIC (BBMRI.it). It is the largest omics data production and processing facility in Italy and has experience in the development of high-throughput computational pipelines. 
PhenoMeNal is participating as a panelist in the session on Virtual Research Environments (VRE) for the Open Science Cloud at the Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R2016), 28-30 September 2016, Krákow Poland. Organised by the BlueBRIDGE project, the session will include some lightning talks and discussions on the VRE sector.
Metabolomics is a key source of experimental information to understand the functional processes ongoing in cells. As such, it is central to systems biology. For this reason, we set up a working group initially involving PhenoMeNal partners and the Wageningen Centre for Systems Biology to explore the state-of-the-art and perspective of metabolomics in systems biology.…
In June 2016, the PhenoMeNal project held its first annual consortium meeting, as well as convening meetings for potential stakeholders of the PhenoMeNal e-infrastructure, and for the project’s Scientific Advisory Board. The meetings were held over three days on the historic Dodecanese island of Rhodes, Greece. https://twitter.com/NuDataScientist/status/742613515786149888 The meetings were extremely productive, and it was…
PhenoMeNal aims to isolate bioinformatics tools as micro services through the use of Docker containers. If you haven't used Docker containers in the past, the official Docker guide is an excellent starting point. Building Docker containers requires the use of so called Dockerfiles. They contain a list of commands needed for installing the application with…
The PhenoMeNal consortium together with experts from the Metabolomics community Prof. Mark Viant, Ralf Weber and Warwick Dunn is hosting a workshop on Computational Workflows and Workflow Engines at the 12th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society, June 27-30, 2016 in Dublin. The session includes a series of talks on platforms such as Workflow4Metabolomics, MassCascade-KNIME, Galaxy-M, MetaboAnalyst, PhenoMeNal and MetaSpace followed by discussions on the current…