ELIXIR Communities bring together experts to develop ELIXIR’s vision, and coordinate its activities, within particular life science domains. They bring together experts both from within ELIXIR and from outside.

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Discover ELIXIR Communities

The ELIXIR Communities Handbook tells you what a Community is, who can join, what the benefits are, and how Communities are structured. It also contains links to key documents related to ELIXIR Communities, and explains the responsibilities and benefits of Community membership.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Communities Coordinator, Katharina Heil (katharina.heil [at]

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

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Aims to help us understand biodiversity, and how it responds to changing environmental pressures.

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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.

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Single-Cell Omics

Identifies and addresses challenges in single-cell and spatial omics.

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Systems Biology

Aims to make systems biology modelling a central pillar of research in biology.

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Supports the integration of standards, tools and resources to aid toxicology research projects.


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 Katharina Heil (katharina.heil [at]