ELIXIR launch: photos and presentations available

ELIXIR signing ceremony

The presentations given at the ELIXIR launch event on 18 December are now available below. The photos from the event are available via ELIXIR's Flickr page.

The event marked the ratification of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement and the formal launch of ELIXIR as Europe's sustainable research infrastructure for biological data.

The day began with a private Founding Ceremony for ELIXIR Member States before opening into a public event on ELIXIR and Open Data.

Presentations from public Launch Event:

 Robert-Jan Smits, Director General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

 The ESFRI roadmap for Large-scale Facilities and ELIXIR (no slides used)

 Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR Director

 Current and future plans for ELIXIR

 Octavi Quintana-Trias, Director, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission  

 Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020

 Jackie Hunter, Chief Executive, BBSRC, UK 

 ELIXIR and impact 

  Jérôme Wojcik, CEO, Quartz Bio 

 ELIXIR and industry 

 Jose Cotta, Head of Unit, Digital Science, DG CONNECT, European Commission (tbc)

 Open Data in Horizon 2020

 Barend Mons, Netherlands ELIXIR Node

 ELIXIR and Open Data – view from an ELIXIR Node

 Janet Thornton, Director of EMBL-EBI 

 ELIXIR and the Grand Challenges 


 ELIXIR members

Thu 19 December 2013