The UK Node of ELIXIR represents UK strengths in bioinformatics within ELIXIR and provides a route for UK bioinformatics resources to participate in ELIXIR. The Node's activities and services span the ELIXIR Platforms for training, interoperability and standards, tools and data.

ELIXIR UK offers services to the rest of ELIXIR members, which come from two streams:

  • an annual, open and transparent process to conform to a set of criteria designed to ensure high service quality and match UK priorities as identified by its funders
  • project commitments made to ELIXIR, notably ELIXIR-EXCELERATE


ELIXIR UK co-leads ELIXIR’s Training Platform. The TeSS Training Portal is ELIXIR’s training materials aggregator to provide coherent access to pre-existing training materials, resources, activities and events, including links to training-relevant catalogues within and around the ELIXIR network. The Nodes other services for training are three centres:

Interoperability and standards

ELIXIR UK co-leads ELIXIR’s Interoperability platform. It offers three Node services to ELIXIR:

Data and Tools

The ELIXIR UK data and tools services have thematic focuses on protein structure and function, expression atlases, human health and disease, and cultivated plants and farmed animals.

Protein Structure and Function

Biomedical Atlases

Human Health and Disease


Head of Node

Carole Goble
Carole Goble
(University of Manchester)

Technical Coordinator

Nicola Soranzo
Nicola Soranzo
(Earlham Institute)

Training Coordinator

Gabriella Rustici
Gabriella Rustici
(University of Cambridge)

Node Coordinator

Aidan Budd
Aidan Budd
(Earlham Institute)

Participating institutes

Lead institute