Associate professor Jeroen Beliën is a computer scientist (medical informatics) with special interest in image processing and image analysis within the field of cancer research. Besides his research he is responsible for all IT matters within the department of Pathology at VUmc (e.g. the implementation of a new laboratory information management system named Flexlab SymPathy; integration with Epic) and involved in the Dutch Pathology network (www.palga.nl).
He is/was (joint) project/co lead for several IT projects amongst which setting up a translational research IT infrastructure to facilitate translational research within VUmc as well as (inter)nationally (CTO of https://trait.health-ri.nl/), the String Of Pearls Initiative (https://parelsnoer.org/page/nl/) , the Dutch Techcentre for Lifesciences (http://www.dtls.nl/dtl/), the ESFRI projects EATRIS (http://www.eatris.eu/) and BBMRI (http://www.bbmri.nl/), work package lead of “Harmonisation of IT processes and architecture” of the Data4lifescience program (http://data4lifesciences.nl/) as well as is he co-lead of the BBMRI-NL2.0 “Common IT services”. In the first quarter of 2018, he conducted a ZonMw ordered analysis to investigate current standards and gaps for optimal data management of NGS data according to the FAIR principles (https://www.zonmw.nl/nl/actueel/nieuws/detail/item/werkwijzer-voor-genome-sequencing-gaat-ontwikkeling-personalised-medicine-ondersteunen/)