ELIXIR Communities bring together experts across Europe to develop standards, services and training within specific life science domains. The Communities also provide feedback on the Platform services, which helps ensure these services are practical and useful.

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Helps to understand the 3D structure of macromolecules like proteins and DNA.

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Food and Nutrition

Aims to help us understand the effect of food choices on human health.

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Fosters a Galaxy community in Europe, together with Galaxy resources and training.

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Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

Develops standards, tools and resources to help identify and characterise IDPs.

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Marine Metagenomics

Develops a sustainable metagenomics infrastructure to nurture research and innovation in the marine domain.

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Provides the resources, analysis tools and infrastructure to help metabolite identification.

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Microbial Biotechnology

Helps the development of tailor-made microbes and biological systems.

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Plant Sciences

Develops an infrastructure to facilitate genotype-phenotype analysis for crop and tree species.

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Develops and maintains sustainable proteomics tools and data resources.


Human Data Communities

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Federated Human Data

Develops long-term strategies for managing and accessing sensitive human data.

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Human Copy Number Variation

Aims to make it easier to detect, annotate and interpret human Copy Number Variations (hCNVs).

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Rare Diseases

Supports the development of new therapies for rare diseases.


Getting involved

If you would like to get involved with the work of the Communities please see the individual Community pages or contact the ELIXIR Communities Coordinator Jerry Lanfear (jerry.lanfear [at]