The event will mark the ratification of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement and the launch of ELIXIR as Europe's sustainable research infrastructure for biological data.
The Founding Ceremony and Launch event is by invitation only and prior registration is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information.
The day begins with a private Founding Ceremony at 1200 noon for ELIXIR Member States.
Programme for the Public Launch Event
1:00pm – Buffet lunch
2:00pm – ELIXIR and Open Data
Robert-Jan Smits, Director General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
The ESFRI roadmap for Large-scale Facilities and ELIXIR
Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR Director
Current and future plans for ELIXIR
Octavi Quintana-Trias, Director, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020
Jackie Hunter, Chief Executive, BBSRC, UK
ELIXIR and impact
Break for coffee
Dalibor Štys, Minister for Education, Czech Republic
ELIXIR and Research Infrastructures as a source of knowledge generation
Jérôme Wojcik, CEO, Quartz Bio
ELIXIR and industry
Jose Cotta, Head of Unit, Digital Science, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Open Data in Horizon 2020
Barend Mons, Netherlands ELIXIR Node
ELIXIR and Open Data – view from an ELIXIR Node
Janet Thornton, Director of EMBL-EBI
ELIXIR and the Grand Challenges
6:00pm – Drinks reception
Welcome speech by Dr Arnd Hoeveler, Head of Unit for ‘Advanced therapies and systems medicine’, Health Directorate,, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
8:00pm – Close
ELIXIR will be represented at the next Federated Identity Management for Research collaborations meeting, which is being held in Helsinki on 2nd October 2013 as part of the VAMP 2013 conference being organised by ELIXIR FI/CSC.
For further details, visit: https://refeds.org/meetings/oct13/index.html
ELIXIR will be represented at the ISMB-ECCB'13 conference to be held in Berlin, Germany from 21 - 23 July 2013. ELIXIR will both be exhibiting at the conference and hosting a special session, where there will be a presentation on ELIXIRs latest developements and opportunity for members of the audience to put questions to ELIXIR representatives.
Further details about the conference can be found here: http://www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2013
The focus of this year's Basel Computational Biology Conference is "Computational and Biological Perspectives on Human Genome Variation". The event takes place at the Basel Congress Center on 4-5 July. Further information is available here.
The Chair of the ELIXIR Board, Søren Brunak (Technical University of Denmark) will speak about Bioinformatics and ELIXIR at the first INSTRUCT Biannual Conference, which will be held in Heidelberg, Germany on the 22nd - 24th of May 2013
Further information about the conference can be found here:
ELIXIR will be showcased at a forthcoming workshop in Brussels on EU Structural Funds and ESFRI Research Infrastructures. The event is organised by the CoPoRi project. ELIXIR will be presented under the session entitled ‘Successful use of Structural Funds – Perspectives for the development of RPFs and nodes of Distributed Research Infrastructures’
Further information about the workshop can be found here:
The fourth ELIXIR Interim Board meeting takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 22-23 April 2013. This meeting is only open to ELIXIR Interim Board Members.
On 25-26 March, stakeholders involved in the UK's emerging ELIXIR Node will meet at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), Norwich, for a workshop on the theme of training, with the aim of working towards establishing a long-term community of trainers.
Representatives of the emerging Norwegian ELIXIR Node will present a poster on ELIXIR at the 'Marine Biotechnology in the European Research Area' conference. The event takes place on 11 - 12 March in Brussels. The emerging Norwegian ELIXIR Node has a strong focus on marine-related data.
ELIXIR will be presenting at the PAERIP conference entitled Promoting Africa-EU Research Infrastructure Partnerships event, which takes place in Brussels on 7-8 March.