ELIXIR Finland Launch Event
ELIXIR Finland will be holding an event to celebrate its launch at the Finnish Natural History Museum (Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13) in Helsinki on 4th May 2015 at 15:00- 18:00.
The event will include keynote presentations from members of the life science community and the Ministry of Education and Culture; and demonstrations of the impact of infrastructure services offered by the Node. Refreshments will also be provided.
Register for the event here by 20th April, or by email to johanna.latti [at] csc.fi.
Innovation and SME Forum: Basel, Switzerland, 9 June 2015
ELIXIR will hold an Innovation and SME Forum event in Basel, Switzerland, on 9 June 2015. Organised by SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and ELIXIR, the event will take place alongside the successful Basel Computational Biology Conference, which runs from 7-10 June.
Registration for this Innovation and SME Forum will open in Spring 2015.
ELIXIR Data Capentry workshop
The second event of the ELIXIR Pilot Project ”Working up and building the foundation for Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry within ELIXIR” will be hosted by the ELIXIR Netherlands on 22-25th June 2015. The event will be held at the Utrecht University and will be co-run by Karthik Ram (Data Carpentry, University of Berkley and ROpenSci) and Aleksandra Pawlik (Data Carpentry, Software Carpentry and the Software Sustainability Institute at the University of Manchester).
The event will consist of a two-day hackathon to develop and improve teaching materials for computational methods in life sciences and a two-day Data Carpentry workshop.
If you are interested in the event, please contact Aleksandra Pawlik.
ELIXIR will co-host a 'special session' with the National Institute of Health's Big Data to Knowledge inititive (NIH BD2K) at this years ISMB/ECCB conference to be held in Dublin, Ireland, 10-14 July 2015, examining the relationship between our two initiatives though a number of presentations and opportunity for discussion.
The special session will be held on Monday 13th of July, 14:00-15:00.
ELIXIR will also be exhibiting at the conference. Please come visit us at booth 15.
BioMedBridges Open Symposium: Building the bio-connectome - open data infrastructure to accelerate innovation
Following the spirit of the BioMedBridges project, this international, open symposium - to be hosted by ELIXIR in the newly refurbished and expanded Wellcome Trust Conference Centre - will bring together life science researchers from a wide array of disciplines including bioinformatics, biobanks, mouse models, imaging, clinical trials, chemical biology and translational research.