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 Commissioned Services 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
Programme and Strategy Jerry Lanfear
Project Management Unit Juan Arenas
Technical Team Peter Maccallum

Director

Niklas Blomberg
Niklas Blomberg
ELIXIR Director
niklas.blomberg [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0) 1223 494135

Administration and Operations

Melissa Balzano
Melissa Balzano
Events Officer
melissa.balzano [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494305
Jilly Cheshire
Jilly Cheshire
Administrative Assistant
jilly.cheshire [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494540
Phyllida Hallidie
Phyllida Hallidie
PA to the Director
phyllida.hallidie [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494140
Laura Mangan
Laura Mangan
Administrator
laura.mangan [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494188
Susanna Repo
Susanna Repo
Head of Operations
susanna.repo [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494133
Joana Wingender
Joana Wingender
Administrative Officer
joana.wingender [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 492670
Agnieszka Egan
Agnieszka Egan
Operations Project Manager
egan [at] ebi.ac.uk
(Temporary secondment from the EBI.)

External Relations

Martin Cook
Martin Cook
Web Developer
martin.cook [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494476
Erin Haskell
Erin Haskell
Communications and Community Outreach Officer
erin.haskell [at] elixir-europe.org
+ 44 (0)1223 494235
Katharina Lauer
Katharina Lauer
Industry Officer
katharina.lauer [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0) 1223 492526
Corinne Martin
Corinne Martin
External Relations Officer
corinne.martin [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494669
Xènia Pérez Sitjà
Xènia Pérez Sitjà
Communications and Community Outreach Officer
xenia.sitja [at] elixir-europe.org
+ 44 (0)1223 494235
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
Head of External Relations
andrew.smith [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494635

Human Genomics and Translational Data

Melissa Konopko
Melissa Konopko
Scientific Product Manager
melissa.konopko [at] elixir-europe.org
Arshiya Merchant
Arshiya Merchant
Human Data Science Officer
arshiya.merchant [at] elixir-europe.org
Gary Saunders
Gary Saunders
Human Data Coordinator
gary.saunders [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494156
Serena Scollen
Serena Scollen
Head of Human Genomics and Translational Data
serena.scollen [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494322
Tanushree Tunstall
Tanushree Tunstall
PhD intern, Service Collections Framework
tanushree.tunstall [at] elixir-europe.org
 

Programme and Strategy

Jerry Lanfear
Jerry Lanfear
Head of Strategy
jerry.lanfear [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494309

Project Management Unit

Nikki Coutts
Nikki Coutts
Project Support Administrator
nikki.coutts [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494539
Juan Arenas Márquez
Juan Arenas Márquez
Head of Project Management Unit
juan.arenas [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494370
Hannah Hurst
Hannah Hurst
Project Manager
hannah.hurst [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 492606
Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel
Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel
Senior Project Manager/EC Funding Expert
friederike.schmidt-tremmel [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494132
Ellie Taverner
Ellie Taverner
Project Support Administrator
ellie-taverner [at] elixir-europe.org
 

Technical Team

Jen Harrow
Jen Harrow
Tools Platform Coordinator
jen.harrow [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494625
Katharina Heil
Katharina Heil
Communities Coordinator
katharina.heil [at] elixir-europe.org
David Lloyd
David Lloyd
Project Technical Coordinator
david.lloyd [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494691
Peter Maccallum
Peter Maccallum
Chief Technical Officer
peter.maccallum [at] elixir-europe.org
Sirarat Sarntivijai
Sirarat Sarntivijai
Interoperability Platform Coordinator
sirarat.sarntivijai [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)1223 494214
Jonathan Tedds
Jonathan Tedds
Compute Platform Coordinator
jonathan.tedds [at] elixir-europe.org
+44 (0)794 122 1362