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Unravelling the mysteries of our immune system #GenomicStories

Five to six years ago, researchers were able to sequence hundreds of immune-system molecules (like antibodies) in the human body. Today they can sequence tens of millions. How? To facilitate this study of immunogenetics, researchers at Simon Fraser University in… Continue Reading →

Rehabilitation for children right at home

A new way to treat hemiplegia Tele-UPCAT is a platform dedicated to intensive home rehabilitation for the upper limbs in children suffering from hemiplegia. This serious movement disorder affects one half of the body and is caused by congenital brain… Continue Reading →

Genomics revolution in Africa! #GenomicStories

African scientists have begun to study genomic influences on disease across their continent, from differences in the progression of HIV in children, to developing new sequencing methods for the Ebola virus. The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative… Continue Reading →

Universities work together to bridge UK-China divide

When the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Lancaster were setting up transnational education (TNE) partnerships with different institutions in China, their technology teams had challenges in common. All three universities found that working with connectivity providers overseas was a challenge…. Continue Reading →

Solving endocrine disorders without borders #GenomicStories

The endocrine genomics virtual laboratory The endoVL utilises Australia’s world-class research infrastructure comprising AARNet’s very high-speed network, massive data storage, advanced software tools, high performance computing and federated access. By providing secure online access to extensive data sets and analysis… Continue Reading →

Traveling safely through icy Greenland with the help of NRENs

The Greenland Community Ice Information Service Imagine being a hunter or a traveller in Northern Greenland needing to navigate safely across the ice in the coastal waters of the region. Even in this harsh environment the Internet and smartphone apps… Continue Reading →

Vasos Papageorgiou: very GLAD to have been here!

Vasos Papageorgiou from Cyprus University of Technology was with GÉANT at our Amsterdam office, to learn and exchange knowledge in the course of three days. Following on from the questions we asked on his first day, we then asked him… Continue Reading →

Unlocking the power of genetic data #GenomicStories

Bringing genetic data and computing power to researchers and clinicians The genetic blueprint of an individual has never been more accessible due to the recent availability of advanced and inexpensive DNA sequencing technology. Unfortunately its impact on everyday clinical medicine… Continue Reading →

Erasmus Staff Mobility x Life at GÉANT

Erasmus Staff Mobility Week at GÉANT Meet Vasos Papageorgiou, IT staff member at the Cyprus University of Technology. From 23-26 April he experienced ‘Life at GÉANT’ by meeting and joining our colleagues in our Amsterdam office (face-to-face) as well as… Continue Reading →

In The Field blog presents: #GenomicStories

You’ve voted. We’ve listened. In The Field Stories presents.. ..the impact of NRENs in the world of genomics! Did you read how NRENs all over the world contributed to research on DNA, cancer treatments and more? No? Then you must’ve… Continue Reading →

Urgent: book your accomodation for TNC19 now!

Get the best rates for TNC19 now TNC19 is only 2 months away, but as June is a busy month for visitors to Tallinn, market prices for hotels in Tallinn are already increasing. We have secured a large number of… Continue Reading →

Linking staff and students in Malta to IT services in London

Ensuring comparable experience of students based in Malta with those in London For Queen Mary University of London, of which the medical school is a part, there were four key goals: providing an equivalent student experience including ‘real-time’ teaching ensuring… Continue Reading →

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