Project Name: A research programme to shape the future for bioinformatics in the Netherlands
May 1, 2005
May 1, 2010
BioRange is a large national project of the
Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC) aimed at
strengthening the bioinformatics infrastructure in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands Bio-Informatics Centre (NBIC) has formed a consortium with a total of 26
partners, including the genomic and proteomic centres of excellence,
and other representatives of selected users and industries. For the
execution of research projects and the implementation of hardware
infrastructure, NBIC has made specific agreements with the consortium
members, defining the deliverables, including commitments for
dissemination, and detailing the financial commitments, including
financial matching by the participating institutes from their own
The BioRange project provides the context for two main activities
within the HMI research group.
Refer to our Twiki page for more (up-to-date) information.
Our research is a part of a user interfaces and visualisation project
within BioRange, devoted to the user-centred design and evaluation of
visualisations and enriched interactions in order to enhance the
exploration of bioinformatics resources by multidisciplinary teams of
scientists. A smart e-BioLab environment needs an
attentive and proactive interface to mitigate the complexity of the
collaborative working environment. Put briefly, we want to contribute
to the design of the e-BioLab, and in particular improve teams
collaboration and interaction with multiple public and shared displays
and devices. The e-BioLab is a smart meeting room under
development at the MicroArray Department/Integrative
Bioinformatics Unit (MAB/IBU) from the UvA.
We specifically focus on teams situation awareness, workflow
visualization, and natural interaction.
- An incredibly large and fast growing amount of literature is
available for researchers in life sciences. Connecting research
already carried out may drive new hypotheses and reveal new
relationships. A simple search engine will not suffice when trying to
carry out a structured literature exploration. A more structured
approach is followed in text mining tools, but these tools offer
little interaction with the user. Therefore, tools and methods should
be developed which combine the advantages of structured text mining
with the interactivity of search engines. This subproject of BioRange
focuses on visual interactive text mining.
From left to right: Betsy van Dijk, Ingo Wassink, Dolf Trieschnigg,
Franciska de Jong, Olga Kulyk, Wim Fikkert, Gerrit van der Veer, Paul
van der Vet, and Anton Nijholt.
If you are a student at the HMI group and you want to carry out a
project with us, contact us at biorange at ewi dot utwente dot nl. We
have numerous topics in which you might participate, e.g., workflow
systems, interfaces for situation awareness support, natural
interaction techniques, and visual
interactive text mining.
The following HMI-member(s) is/are coordinator of this Project
Franciska de Jong
Here you can find the publications
The following ShowCases are associated with this Project