Press Releases

Open Bridges for Life Science Data

Steffi Suhr, ELIXIR Senior Project Manager, has recently produced a guest blog post for Scientific Data. Entitled 'Opening the bridges for life science data', the post provides an update on the BioMedBridges project and welcomes the opening of registration for the Symposium Open Bridges for Life Science Data, which takes place in Hinxton on 17-18 November. 

Read the blog post here

ELIXIR accelerates with major Horizon 2020 funding

11 May 2015, Hinxton, UK – ELIXIR has been awarded €19 million from the EU to accelerate the implementation of Europe’s life-science data infrastructure over the next four years. From September 2015, ‘ELIXIR-EXCELERATE’ will facilitate the integration of Europe’s bioinformatics resources, supporting all sectors of life-science R&D. It will deliver excellence to ELIXIR’s users by fast-tracking the development and deployment of essential data services. 

ELIXIR Hub appoints Stephanie Suhr as Senior Project Manager

ELIXIR is deligted to announce that Stephanie Suhr will join the ELIXIR Hub as Senior Project Manager with responsibility for further development of good project management practice within ELIXIR and to lead the project management unit for externally funded projects.

ELIXIR Finland Node celebrates launch

ELIXIR Finland was officially launched at an event in the Natural History Museum of Helsinki on the 4 May 2015.

Linking Rare Disease Registries and Biobanks

On 26-27 November 2014, 40 rare disease and data integration experts took part in a ‘Bring Your Own Data’ workshop on rare disease registries and biobanks. Held in Rome, the event was organized by DTL, part-sponsored by ELIXIR and organized in conjunction with the EU-funded RD-CONNECT project.

ELIXIR Hub now hiring

The ELIXIR Hub is currently hiring two posts:

  • Project Manager
  • Personal Assistant to the ELIXIR Director 

Full details of both posts are available on the ELIXIR vacancies page

ELIXIR and GOBLET publish joint training strategy

GOBLET (Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training) and ELIXIR have formed a Joint Training Strategy, which sets out how the two initiatives will collaborate on training going forward. 

Developed on behalf of ELIXIR by the Training Coordinator's Group (TrCG), the Strategy sets out the areas for collaboration, including: 

ELIXIR Czech infrastructure formally launched

At the beginning of March representatives of eleven Czech universities and research institutes met in Prague to formally sign a consortium agreement setting up the Czech bioinformatics infrastructure, ELIXIR CZ. 

Switzerland turns orange during ELIXIR Board meeting

Switzerland and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics hosted the recent ELIXIR Board meeting in Geneva on 13-14 April, arranging for the world famous Jet d’Eau fountain to be turned orange in the process. Further information and photos from this spectacle are available in French here

Supporting innovation and the agri-food industries

Hinxton, UK - Tuesday 31st March 2015