ELIXIR welcomes six new Platform Leads

We are pleased to announce six new ELIXIR Platform Leads who will be taking up their roles from January 2020. We welcome the new additions, and thank those departing for their contributions over the years. Each of ELIXIR’s five Platforms...Read more
Posted: Thu 12 December 2019

Driving innovation through data management

Researchers from industry and academia gathered in Milan, Italy on the 27- 28 November 2019 to discuss challenges and opportunities in data management in the life sciences at the latest ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum. Over 70 participants attended the...Read more
Posted: Thu 12 December 2019

Hackers meet to develop life science resources

Over 150 bioinformaticians, trainers, software developers and life science enthusiasts travelled from 21 countries across four continents to gather together in Paris, France, for BioHackathon Europe. Participants spent a week in November working collaboratively on over 30 projects aimed at...Read more
Posted: Fri 6 December 2019

Germany scales up bioinformatics training

de.NBI - the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure , which acts as ELIXIR Germany - organised over 250 training courses between 2015-2019 with more than 5,200 participants from Germany and beyond. This is one of the main findings from a...Read more
Posted: Fri 15 November 2019

ELIXIR extends support for BioContainers

Building on the success of the 2018 ELIXIR Implementation Study on BioContainers , an open-source registry for over 81,000 life science research related containerised tools, ELIXIR has launched three follow-up projects to progress and maintain the work in this valuable...Read more
Posted: Fri 8 November 2019

Public data and entrepreneurship in the life sciences

ELIXIR welcomed two external experts on entrepreneurship and bio data, Hannes Rothe and Sirkka Jarvenpaa , to Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, to deliver a talk and discussion on the value of public data for entrepreneurs in the life sciences. Presenting to a...Read more
Posted: Thu 7 November 2019

Connecting data for better healthcare

Scientists from academia and industry gathered in Utrecht, Netherlands at the latest ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum last week to discuss the challenges at the forefront of data analysis in healthcare. Re-using and combining datasets has become a common practice...Read more
Posted: Fri 18 October 2019

ELIXIR as a global actor in bioinformatics training

ELIXIR trainers and training materials help to build bioinformatics capacity worldwide The rapid growth in the volume and diversity of biological data promise a better understanding of the basic biological processes. But to analyse these data and transform this information...Read more
Posted: Tue 8 October 2019

ELIXIR strengthens global collaborations

ELIXIR’s International Strategy has been updated for 2019. This publication documents the far reaching work carried out by ELIXIR Hub and Node staff to strengthen relationships with countries, initiatives and users beyond Europe. Within the past year we have been...Read more
Posted: Fri 20 September 2019

Three new ELIXIR Communities established

Structural bioinformatics, Intrinsically disordered proteins and Microbial biotechnology - these are the domains of three newly established ELIXIR Communities. Following the approval of the Communities' work plans by the ELIXIR Head of Nodes Committee, the three Communities are now starting...Read more
Posted: Thu 12 September 2019

ELIXIR's Industry events a success

Results from a long-term survey and review of the ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forums - specialised events for life science companies and academics - have revealed an overwhelmingly positive impact of the events, with over 93% of participants stating they...Read more
Posted: Fri 6 September 2019

Successful completion of ELIXIR-EXCELERATE marks new stage in ELIXIR’s development

After four years the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project successfully concluded on 31 August 2019. The main goal of the €19 million Horizon 2020 project was to bring together bioinformatics resources across Europe and integrate them into a federated infrastructure for life science...Read more
Posted: Fri 30 August 2019

European infrastructures lay the foundation for secure access to genomics data

ELIXIR has published a paper in Nature Reviews Genetics today that explores how European research infrastructures can be leveraged to facilitate transnational access to at least one million human genomes. This is building on the recently declared ‘European ‘1+ Million...Read more
Posted: Thu 22 August 2019

ELIXIR publishes its 2018 Annual Report

ELIXIR has published its Annual Report for 2018, presenting the major achievements in the last year and highlighting the effort of over 700 experts from 22 ELIXIR Nodes. The report also introduces the objectives of the new ELIXIR Scientific Programme...Read more
Posted: Wed 7 August 2019

Connecting public bioinformatics infrastructure with industry

The latest ELIXIR report showcases successful examples of collaboration between companies and ELIXIR Nodes. ELIXIR has published a report presenting the different ways in which ELIXIR Nodes support industry . It features a series of success stories highlighting industry-academia collaboration...Read more
Posted: Tue 23 July 2019

Call for two new members of the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee (IAC)

The ELIXIR Board is inviting candidates from life science companies to join the ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). Given the current distribution of expertise within the committee, applications are particularly encouraged from experts in the fields of plant and crop...Read more
Posted: Thu 11 July 2019

ELIXIR community meets in Lisbon

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE 2019 All Hands meeting, 17-20 June, Lisbon, Portugal Attended by over 350 participants from across ELIXIR Nodes and partner organisations, the fifth ELIXIR All Hands meeting presented some of the major achievements of ELIXIR over the previous five years,...Read more
Posted: Fri 12 July 2019

EFPIA, EATRIS, ELIXIR, BBMRI, ECRIN statement on the role of research infrastructures to boost patient-centred research and innovation in Europe

The European Union has invested heavily in health research. Since the early 2000’s it supported the creation of European Research Infrastructures (pan-European organisations devoted to health research) like BBMRI , EATRIS , ECRIN , ELIXIR, and funded the Innovative Medicines...Read more
Posted: Wed 10 July 2019

ELIXIR pilots new Knowledge Exchange Scheme between academia and industry

ELIXIR has opened a call for pilot projects for a new Knowledge Exchange Scheme . The ELIXIR Knowledge Exchange Scheme (EKES) gives individual members of ELIXIR Nodes the chance to spend time at an industry partners’ facilities. The scheme will...Read more
Posted: Mon 10 June 2019

28 new projects to kick-start the implementation of ELIXIR Scientific Programme 2019-23

ELIXIR today launches 28 new technical and scientific projects that will implement the Scientific Programme for 2019-2023 . These projects bring together technical experts across all ELIXIR Nodes and connect people and services across Europe into a federated infrastructure for...Read more
Posted: Fri 31 May 2019


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