ELIXIR Estonia

Estonian ELIXIR Node is organised by the University of Tartu. Other partners are Estonian BiocentreTallinn University of Technology and National Institute for Physics and Biophysics.

ELIXIR Estonia focuses on:

  1. Maintenance, upgrade and international integration of bioinformatics tools and databases produced by the Estonian research community (g:Profiler for gene list characterisations, MEM for large scale gene expression data analysis and queries, ESCDb – Embryonic stem cell database, GraphWeb, KEGGanim, Primer design, snail Conus consors genome database, etc.), porting bioinformatics solution on the cloud and exploring alternative cost effective hardware (FPGA, GPU).
  2. Developing, offering and intermediating training on bioinformatics tools, services and infrastructure beyond standard university course offerings.
  3. Developing the Estonian Node to match the emerging needs of bioinformatics services in Estonia e.g. in next generation sequencing and respective servicesand building links to high-performance computing facilities in Estonia and throughout ELIXIR. 
  4. Interfacing with BBMRI through partnering with the Estonian Genome Center at University of Tartu (Estonian Biobank). The Estonian Node has expertise in data management solutions for health data, Estonian medical records and e-health data, and participates in the IMI-EMIF-Platform.

Head of Node

Jaak Vilo
Jaak Vilo
(University of Tartu)

Technical Coordinator

Hedi Peterson
Hedi Peterson
(University of Tartu)

Training Coordinator

Hedi Peterson
Hedi Peterson
(University of Tartu)

Contact: 

Jaak Vilo

Links: 

Participating institutes

Lead institute

Services