ELIXIR Outreach webinar with India - Data management, human data and infectious diseases: Opportunities for engagement

Wed 17 August 2022, 11:00


This is the first joint webinar between ELIXIR, Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Interaction & Networking Society (APbians) and RSG India. The aim is to provide an overview of ELIXIR data management and human data activities, as well as opportunities for engagement for Indian scientists. The webinar is openly accessible and we encourage anyone interested in the programme to register!

This event will take place from 11:00 –13:30 (CEST) / 14:30 –17:00 (IST).

The full programme is available on Google Drive and is as follows:

Time Presentation
11:00 / 14:30 Andrew Smith, ELIXIR Head of External Relations
ELIXIR Europe: overview and opportunities 
11:20 / 14:50 Frederik Coppens, ELIXIR Belgium
Research data management (RDM) in ELIXIR and insight into the RDM Toolkit
11:40 / 15:10 Shandar Ahmad, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
Data accessibility, integration and management challenges for a Bioinformatics research lab in India
12:00 / 15:30 Break
12:10 / 15:40 Melissa Konopko, ELIXIR Scientific Project Manager
Human genomic data-sharing infrastructure: challenges and opportunities
12:30 / 16:00 Katharina Lauer, ELIXIR Senior Scientific Coordinator for Infectious Diseases
ELIXIR COVID-19 and infectious diseases activities
12:50 / 16:20 Arfa Jabin, President of RSG India
Data accessibility and management challenges for bioinformatics students in India
13:00 / 16:30 Open Discussion
13:30 / 17:00 Close


  • Andrew Smith (Head of External Relations (ELIXIR))
  • Shandar Ahmad (Professor of Bioinformatics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU))
  • Katharina Lauer (Scientific Coordinator for Infectious Diseases (ELIXIR))
  • Anamika Chatterjee (Scientific Officer, Human Genomics and Translational Data (ELIXIR))
  • Arfa Jabin (President of RSG India)