The latest news from The Hyve on Open Source solutions for bioinformatics

Ward Weistra

Ward Weistra

Ward obtained a Bachelor degree in Biology and subsequently a Master degree in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences, with a strong focus on Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics. At The Hyve, Ward is responsible for managing delivery for several major clients. His double background in Biology and Computer Science allows him to act as a go between client needs and development requirements, and understand all functional and technical aspects of project delivery.

Recent Posts

Agenda for the European i2b2 tranSMART Academic Users Group Conference 2018

October 24, 2018 | By Ward Weistra 0
Next week The Hyve, as a main i2b2 tranSMART contributor, will be attending the European i2b2 tranSMART Academic Users Group Conference from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2018 in Geneva.
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Optimizing scientific data sharing

September 13, 2018 | By Ward Weistra 0
In the Biomedical Sciences, sharing research and patient data is becoming increasingly important. But how to make sure, on the one hand, a scientist receives the information he needs, while at the same time protecting the privacy of patients and[…]
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Easy data import into tranSMART using the Arborist and tranSMART toolkit

July 04, 2018 | By Ward Weistra 0
Even for data scientists and researchers who are experienced tranSMART users, loading data into this data warehouse can be a complicated task. Therefore, The Hyve developed two tools, the Arborist and the tmtk (tranSMART toolkit), to make it easier[…]
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TranSMART Foundation 2015 annual meeting largest so far

January 04, 2016 | By Ward Weistra 0
 
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cBioPortal goes Open Source

May 04, 2015 | By Ward Weistra 0
The cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics is a well known, and well loved, interface for interactive analysis of cancer data. It has been developed, maintained and is also heavily used by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
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The Hyve presents at Bio-IT: Multi-omics data analysis in tranSMART

April 18, 2015 | By Ward Weistra 2
New scientific discoveries increasingly rely on the integration of data from different types of experiments. The Hyve has extensive experience with using the open source tranSMART platform for the storage and analysis of this multi-omics data.
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The design for tranSMART 2.0 has started

February 11, 2015 | By Ward Weistra 0
With the recent 'TranSMART 2.0 Architecture Workshop', organized at our The Hyve offices in Utrecht, the basis has been laid for the next phase of tranSMART. The goals for the workshop were formulated as:
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I2B2-tranSMART hackathon brings I2B2 back as clinical data warehouse

February 11, 2015 | By Ward Weistra 0
When tranSMART was conceived originally by Recombinant at Johnson & Johnson, it was supposed to extend the clinical warehouse I2B2 with biomarker data, such as microarray gene expression data, and allow the both datatypes to be integrated. TranSMART[…]
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Interview with our CEO in Het Financieele Dagblad and Business News Radio

December 29, 2014 | By Ward Weistra 0
Notwithstanding the holidays, it has been a great week in publicity for The Hyve. Both revolving around the 'Start-up Kitchen' a great interview with our CEO Kees van Bochove appeared in print in the Dutch Financial Times 'Het Financieele Dagblad'[…]
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The Hyve presents on the new transmart-batch ETL framework

November 21, 2014 | By Ward Weistra 1
With the growing popularity of the tranSMART data mart and analysis platform the quality standards for all its modules are continuously rising. The ETL framework (Extract, Transform, Load; the part that reshapes and uploads the data) has been[…]
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