The recent application for establishing Metabolomics as a use case for ELIXIR has recently been approved by the Heads of Nodes of ELIXIR. Together with Proteomics and Galaxy, Metabolomics will be added to the portfolio of ELIXIR use cases, or "communities" as this will be called in the work programme of ELIXIR 2019-2023. For details…
"Establishing a node for FAIRifying metabolomics and phenomics data in the European Open Science Cloud" - joint workshop, 9th-10th March in Leiden, co-hosted by PhenoMeNal and the GO FAIR initiative led by Barend Mons, the former chairman of the European High-level group on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The end of the workshop will mark…
PhenoMeNal is participating as one of the panelists at the  West-Life/iNEXT Strategy Forum that will be held on the occasion of the INSTRUCT biennial conference, on May 24th 2017. The event will be an opportunity to discuss topics such as the assessment of the services offered by current physical and electronic research infrastructures (RIs), the corresponding awareness…
To identify the key needs of the clinicians from metabolomics point of view, PhenoMeNal has established a working group involving clinical metabolomics practitioners and members from the consortium. This working group will contribute views and suggestions on the kind and/or specifics of computational services needed to support the transition of metabolomics from clinical research towards clinical practice including advise…
“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.
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.…
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…
Our partner and work package leader Steffen Neumann, Group leader of Bioinformatics and Mass Spectrometry, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB Halle), Halle, Germany, talks about exciting aspects of metabolomics, its future and "next generation metabolomics" in his MetaboInterview.