Press Releases

CORBEL sets out to establish common infrastructure for biomedical research

The CORBEL cluster projects starts today to establish common research infrastructure to support Europe's biomedical research community.

CORBEL (Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science Services) is a four-year €14.5 million EU project that will harmonise user access to biological and medical technologies, biological samples and data services, required by cutting-edge biomedical research.

ELIXIR-UK Genome Assembly and Annotation Survey

ELIXIR-UK invites colleagues in the UK involved in genome assembly and annotation to complete a short questionnaireThe survey is available at:

ELIXIR appoints Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel as Project Manager

ELIXIR is pleased to announce that Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel will join ELIXIR Hub as Project Manager.

Friederike will take over the responsibilities for the management of the EU projects CORBEL and BioMedBridges including monitoring of project delivery and budget. She will lead the coordination of the two projects’ operation and ensure successful completion of BioMedBridges and the delivery of CORBEL.

ELIXIR-UK and Software and Data Carpentry offer life sciece computing instructor training

ELIXIR-UK and Software and Data Carpentry are organising two instructor (train the trainer) workshops to provide insight into how to train life science researchers in computing. The workshops will take place in London and Manchester in October and November respectively. 

More information and registration:

ELIXIR Data Carpentry Workshop in Slovenia

ELIXIR Slovenia organised its fist Data Carpentry Workshop on 21-22 July 2015 in Ljubljana, as part of the ELIXIR Data and Software Carpentry Pilot action. It was hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana and the National Institute of Biology, and supported by the ELIXIR UK, the Data Carpentry Pilot coordinator. 

New ELIXIR staff to drive ELIXIR's data management activities

The ELIXIR Hub is pleased to announce that Andy Jenkinson has joined the ELIXIR Hub as a visitor to help develop ELIXIR’s data management architecture and activities.

CORBEL project Grant Agreement signed

The Grant Agreement for the CORBEL cluster project has been signed by the European Commission. This four-year project will start on 1 September 2015, with the kick-off meeting set for 19 November in Hinxton, UK.

ELIXIR at ISMB/ECCB 2015 in Dublin

Around 1,500 delegates gathered on 10-14 July in Dublin for the ISMB/ECCB 2015 conference, this year's largest and most important meetings in bioinformatics and computational biology. The conferences provided a forum for disseminating the latest developments in the field and brought together scientists from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related areas. 

Towards European Galaxy Community

Users, administrators and developers of the Galaxy platform gathered this week in Norwich, UK, for the Galaxy Community Conference 2015. The goal was to present and share best practices in using Galaxy, exchange experience and discuss latest developments.

New ELIXIR Pilot action to lay ground for ELIXIR rare disease community

A three-day hackathon on 30 June - 2 July in Rome kicked off a new ELIXIR Pilot action on rare diseases. The event - organised jointly by RD-CONNECT, Leiden University, Istituto Superiore di Sanità and ELIXIR - gathered experts from biobanks, registries and biomolecular resources for the rare disease community to work on linking materials and data from biological and clinical repositories for rare diseases.