Related investmentsNISB partners also directly invest in systems biology research within their own organisation, which strengthens NISB. Such matching investments (with their starting dates) are listed below.
20080101 @ UvA: extra-ordinary chair in systems biologyThe ‘Genootschap ter Bevordering van Natuur-, Genees- en Heelkunde’ (Chamber/Society for enhancing natural and medical sciences) of the University of Amsterdam made an extra-ordinary chair in Systems Biology available at the Faculty of Science (FNWI) / Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) for the period 2008-2013.
Prof. Dr Jörg Stelling, from the Institute for Computational Science at the ETH in Zürich, has been appointed as professor to this chair. Professor Stelling is a leading researcher in the field of systems biology, especially in the analysis of dynamic behaviour of complex biological networks. He has an excellent track-record in bridging the gap between mathematical modelling and analysing biological systems.
The tasks of the chair are focussed on research participation, lecture courses and master classes/summer schools (MSc and PhD students), grant acquisition, and strategy development in systems biology (NISB).
20080801 @ CWI: two additional group leaders in biology-related mathematicsCWI further invests in systems biology through two new groups in biology-related mathematics.
Dr Gunnar Klau has been appointed in 2008 as the first group leader; Alexander Schoenhuth has been appointed as the second group leader in 2010.
20080901 @ VU: chair in systems bioinformaticsThe VU University Amsterdam paralleled the initial NISB investment (see www.sysbio.nl/node/88) by establishing a new chair in Systems Bioinformatics to serve as one of the nuclei of NISB.
Prof. Dr Bas Teusink was appointed to this chair as per 2008 September 01, who will play a key role in bio-modelling that drives ‘wet’ experimentation in NISB.