Past events

1 Jul 2014 - 2 Jul 2014

A joint workshop with TransPLANT to discuss future opportunities in plant/crop informatics took place in Hinxton, Cambridge on 1-2 July. The talks given are available below

Paul Kersey, Plant bioinformatics (.pdf)

Jean-Francois Gibrat, ELIXIR France and plants (.pdf)

Fabio Fiorani, European Plant Phenotyping Network (.pdf)

Andy Smith and Rafael Jimenez, ELIXIR governance and technical update (.pdf)

Jan-Peter Nap, Needs of the Plant Research Community - a Dutch perspective (.pdf)

Klaus Mayer, MIPS PlantsDB (.pdf)

Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR Programme and pilots (.pdf)

Paweł Krajewski, Institute of Plant Genetics (.pdf)

Mario Caccamo, TGAC and plant sciences (.pdf)

Antoine Janssen, keyGene (.pdf)

Hadi Quesneville, plant sciences(.pdf)

Ziva Ramsak, agricultural informatics (.pdf)

Chris Rawlings, Big data in the agricultural and ecological sciences (.pdf)

Natalie Riviere, Biogemma (.pdf)















11 Jun 2014 - 13 Jun 2014

The 14th SocBiN (Society for Bioinformatics in Northern Europe) annual conference in bioinformatics will take place June 11-13 in Oslo, Norway. The event is co-organized by the Norwegian Bioinformatics Platform and ELIXIR Norway. Further information can be found here. 

9 Jun 2014 - 10 Jun 2014

ELIXIR will be presenting on data management challenges in the life sciences at the e-IRG workshop in Athens on 9-10 June. The workshop is being held as part of the consultation process for the Horizon 2020 e-infrastructure Work Programme.  

The slides presented at the events are available here

26 May 2014 - 27 May 2014

A “Clinical Research Informatics’ Solution Days” workshop will be held on the 26th & 27th May in Duesseldorf, Germany, organised by ECRIN and other EU-funded projects.

During the workshop an overview of IT-tools and services for modern Clinical Studies will be given. The tools and services will also be demonstrated in interactive hands-on sessions.

Registration for the workshop is possible from now on at following web site:

The workshop  programme and additional information can also be found on in the web site.

7 May 2014 - 8 May 2014

ELIXIR Chair, Alf Game, will give a talk on ELIXIR and big data in bioinformatics during the Big Data and Open Data conference in Brussels on 7-8 May. The two-day conference is organised by ERF-AISBL in collaboration with Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste. The conference website is available here.

6 May 2014 - 8 May 2014

The Heads of Nodes and Node Technical Coordinators meeting will take place in Sandhamn, Sweden on 6-8 May 2014. This meeting is for the ELIXIR Heads of Nodes and Node Technical Coordinators only.

29 Apr 2014 - 30 Apr 2014

Registration is now open for a knowledge exchange workshop on RDF (Resource Description Framework) for BioMedBridges partners, which will be held in Berlin on 29-30 April 2014. Further information about the event can be found here. Book before February 28th to secure a place.

7 Apr 2014 - 8 Apr 2014

The first ELIXIR Board meeting takes place in Helsinki, Finland on 7-8 April 2014. This meeting assembles the ELIXIR Board and Observers and is by invitation only.

2 Apr 2014 - 4 Apr 2014

The second International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) will take place in Athens on 2-4 April 2014. The event takes place under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the EU. Professor Janet Thornton will take part in a panel session on governance of world class research infrastructures.

The ICRI website is available here. Janet Thornton's slides are here (.pdf).

10 Mar 2014 - 12 Mar 2014

The second BioMedBridges Annual General Meeting will take place on 10-12 March 2014 in Florence, Italy.

For further details, visit the website.