The first event of the new 'ELIXIR webinar' series will take place on Wednesday 21st of January 2pm - 3pm UK time / 3 pm - 4pm CET, hosted by ELIXIR Director Niklas Blomberg, providing a general introduction to ELIXIR, plans for the series and an update on ongoing activities.
To join the webinar visit: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M0RYRWBW2UQBSX3Q24ANI20U7Y-LRGH
If this is your first time using WebEx, we would suggest joining the meeting 10 minutes before the scheduled start time, in order to quickly install the relevant software and optimize the audio before the webinar starts.
The webinar series will then continue on a regular basis, at the same time every third Wednesday of each month (2pm UK time / 3 pm CET). A full schedule will be made available shortly and advertised via various channels including the all-at-nodes mailing list, twitter, the ELIXIR newsletter and ELIXIR home page. In the meantime please save the dates in your diary.
ELIXIR is holding a Research Object Identifier (ROI) Workshop co-organised with the NIH at London Heathrow Airport on 14 January 2015. The workshop agenda is now available and will include talks by experts to demonstrate current best practises and a breakout session to identify challenging areas and proposals for shared implementation. The workshop aims to systematically map the State of the Art and agree on strategies for data / research object identifiers and develop a white paper for community and expert consultation. Participation is by invitation only.
ELIXIR Director, Niklas Blomberg will give a talk at the Annual General Meeting of the French Institute of Bioinformatics (IFB) in Paris on 9th of January 2015.
Further information about the meeting can be found on the IFB website.
The formal launch of the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL), host institute of the Netherlands ELIXIR Node, will take place in the Rijtuigenloods in Amersfoort, on the 1st December 2014 and is open to all interested parties to attend.
Registration and further information about the event can be found here:http://www.dtls.nl/dtl/events/dtl-in-action.html
ELIXIR UK is bringing the first Data Carpentry workshop to the UK to help researchers in life sciences become more productive and efficient in their work with data. The workshop will take place at the University of Manchester, 27-28 November 2014
For more details and registration please visit: http://apawlik.github.io/2014-11-27-elixiruk-manchester/
EGI will be hosting a webinar entitled "RNA-Seq analysis with READemption - setup and usage in the EGI Federated Cloud" on 26 November, at 15:00 CET. The webinar will be presented by Konrad Förstner (Würzburg) and will focus on the implementation of the READemption pipeline (for computational evaluation of RNA) in the EGI Federated Cloud. This webinar is intended for researchers and developers interested in the use of EGI Federated Cloud.
More information can be found here: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2345
Want to benefit from the big data revolution? Looking to use Europe’s free bioinformatics resources in your company's R&D processes? Want to know about how your company can benefit from the new Danish supercomputer for life sciences? Come to the ELIXIR Innovation and SME forum to learn how ELIXIR’s bioinformatics services and resources can help you.
On 11th and 12th of November 2014 ELIXIR Director Niklas Blomberg and other representatives from ELIXIR are taking part in a Big Data in Biomedicine Challenges and Opportunities debate and open symposium being held in Barcelona The agenda for the meeting can be found here.
The second ELIXIR Board meeting takes place in Hinxton, UK on 3-4 November 2014. This meeting is only open to the ELIXIR Board and Observers.
The 9th CFGBC Symposium will take place in Ljubljana on October 17th, 2014, co-organised by ELIXIR.SI.
The symposium will cover topics such as the various applications of bio-chips, next generation sequencing, functional genomics and computational biology with a specific focus on gaining in-depth knowledge of diseases.
If you are interested in attending the event you can register on the CFGBC website