ELIXIR Campus Open Afternoon

Thu 14 July 2016
Kendrew Lecture Theatre, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

N.B. This event was for employees working on the Wellcome Genome Campus only. External visitors were not permitted.

ELIXIR's open afternoon informed you about the operational and technical developments taking place. There were talks from Dr Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR Director, Dr Ewan Birney and Dame Professor Janet Thornton. The day included talks about what's in it for you by Rafael Jimenez, ELIXIR CTO as well as presentations on ELIXIR within the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health and the European Genome phenome Archive (EGA) as a distributed resource within ELIXIR.

You also had the opportunity to meet the ELIXIR team and network with people on similar projects to your own over a lunch and a lovely slice of ELIXIR cake!




12.00 - 12.45
45 mins

Finger buffet networking lunch


12:45 - 13:15
30 mins

Introduction to ELIXIR

Dr Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR Director

13:15 - 13:45
30 mins

ELIXIR: the journey so far

Dame Professor Janet Thornton, Director Emeritus of EMBL-EBI and Senior Scientist

13:45 - 14:15
30 mins

EMBL-EBI and ELIXIR - complementary entities

Dr Ewan Birney, Director of EMBL-EBI and Senior Scientist

14:15 - 14:45
30 mins

Refreshments and networking break


14:45 - 15:15
30 mins

ELIXIR: What’s in it for bioinformaticians

Rafael Jimenez

ELIXIR Chief Technical Officer - ELIXIR directorate

15:15 - 15:45
30 mins

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and ELIXIR Beacons

Dr Julia Wilson, Associate Director at Sanger
Stephen Keenan, Global Alliance working Group Manager - Flicek team: Vertebrate genomics

15:45 - 16:15
30 mins

The European Genome phenome Archive (EGA) as a distributed resource in ELIXIR

Dr Dylan Spalding, Project Lead - European Genome-phenome Archive - Variation Archive

16:15 - 17:00
45 mins

Cake and coffee
Meet the ELIXIR Hub team
Networking Break / matchmaking session


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