ELIXIR Hub

EMBL-EBI South Building
The ELIXIR Hub is in the South Building, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge

ELIXIR is organised using a 'Hub and Nodes' model, where the Hub's role is to coordinate the work done by the Nodes (see Who we are).

The Hub's role

The ELIXIR Hub:

  • accommodates executive management and administrative staff
  • has responsibility for developing and delivering ELIXIR's scientific strategy (see ELIXIR Programme) and managing Implementation Studies carried out by Nodes
  • coordinates the services run from the ELIXIR Nodes
  • coordinates and supports ELIXIR's governance bodies and technical committees
  • works with other biomedical science infrastructures to help address the challenges of Big Data together (see Why ELIXIR is needed)
  • leads ELIXIR's communications and external relations activities, including support to industry
  • supports the institutions within the Nodes
  • collaborates with national and European funders and policy-makers. 

The ELIXIR Hub is at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridge. It is based next to EMBL-EBI, in a building opened in autumn 2013 (see the news story). The building was funded by the UK government through its commitment as host country. 

Travelling to the Hub

See Visiting the Hub for travel and accommodation information.

Hub staff

Team/Role Head
Director Niklas Blomberg
Administration and Operations Susanna Repo
External Relations Andrew Smith
Human Genomics and Translational Data Serena Scollen
Legal services Vera Herkommer
Project Management Unit Juan Arenas
Technical Team Jerry Lanfear

Director

Niklas Blomberg
Niklas Blomberg
ELIXIR Director
+44 (0) 1223 494135

Administration and Operations

Melissa Balzano
Melissa Balzano
Events Officer
+44 (0)1223 494305
Jilly Cheshire
Jilly Cheshire
Administrative Assistant
+44 (0)1223 494540
Phyllida Hallidie
Phyllida Hallidie
PA to the Director
+44 (0)1223 494140
Laura Mangan
Laura Mangan
Administrator
+44 (0)1223 494188
Susanna Repo
Susanna Repo
Head of Operations
+44 (0)1223 494133
Joana Wingender
Joana Wingender
Administrative Officer
+44 (0)1223 492670

External Relations

Martin Cook
Martin Cook
Web Developer
+44 (0)1223 494476
Katharina Lauer
Katharina Lauer
Industry Officer
+44 (0) 1223 492526
Corinne Martin
Corinne Martin
External Relations Officer
+44 (0)1223 494669
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
Head of External Relations
+44 (0)1223 494635
Erin Haskell
Erin Haskell
Communications and Community Outreach Officer
+ 44 (0)1223 494235
 

Human Genomics and Translational Data

Gary Saunders
Gary Saunders
Human Data Coordinator
+44 (0)1223 494156
Serena Scollen
Serena Scollen
Head of Human Genomics and Translational Data
+44 (0)1223 494322
 

Project Management Unit

Nikki Coutts
Nikki Coutts
Project Support Administrator
+44 (0)1223 494539
Juan Arenas Márquez
Juan Arenas Márquez
Head of Project Management Unit
+44 (0)1223 494370
Hannah Hurst
Hannah Hurst
Project Manager
+44 (0)1223 492606
Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel
Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel
Senior Project Manager/EC Funding Expert
+44 (0)1223 494132
 
 

Technical Team

Rachel Drysdale
Rachel Drysdale
Data Platform Coordinator
+44 (0)1223 494371
John Hancock
John Hancock
Communities and Services Coordinator
+44 (0)1223 494321
Jen Harrow
Jen Harrow
Tools Platform Coordinator
+44 (0)1223 494625
Jerry Lanfear
Jerry Lanfear
Chief Technical Officer
+44 (0)1223 494309
David Lloyd
David Lloyd
Project Technical Coordinator
+44 (0)1223 494691
Sirarat Sarntivijai
Sirarat Sarntivijai
Interoperability Platform Coordinator
+44 (0)1223 494214
Jonathan Tedds
Jonathan Tedds
Compute Platform Coordinator
+44 (0)794 122 1362