ELIXIR is a European Research Infrastructure for biological data which primary objective is to support research in the field of “life sciences” and their translational activities to medicine, environment , biotechnological industries and society.
ELIXIR is organized as a distributed infrastructure constituted by several nodes (the “ELIXIR Nodes”), one for each Member State, and each Node is hosted by one or more center of excellence for bioinformatics located throughout Europe . Nodes are connected to a central hub ( ‘ELIXIR-Hub’), which is located at Hinxton (UK) in the “Wellcome Genome Campus” that also hosts the EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).
The Italian Node of ELIXIR is coordinated by the National Research Council and currently includes 17 partners including research institutes, universities and technological institutions.
ELIXIR-IIB, which has the ambition to raise an Italian Infrastructure for Bioinformatics (IIB) distributed across multiple centers, aims to bring together all the Italian researchers working in the field of bioinformatics, encouraging the exchange and development of skills, integrating the various Italian bioinformatics resources that share international scientific recognition and are publicly available, and to contribute to their integration within the European infrastructure.
Another primary objective of ELIXIR-IIB is to organize training activities, both at basic and advanced levels, covering various application fields of Bioinformatics in order to encourage the training of young bioinformaticians, since demand for them is booming both at the national and international levels.
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In an effort to strengthen Italy’s engagement and participation to ELIXIR platforms, achieving better integration of our Node within ELIXIR and pursue rationalization and consolidation of ELIXIR-IIB services, ELIXIR-Italy has approved the creation of five ELIXIR-IIB platforms mirroring ELIXIR’s Data, Tools, Interoperability, Compute and Training ones. Each platform is lead by a coordinator and … Continue reading ELIXIR-Italy platformsmore >
05/12/2017 - 07/12/2017 All day
The curation workshop on molecular and causal interactions is organized by the University of Rome Tor Vergata under the ELIXIR Italy training program and the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project. The workshop will bring together the main European protagonists in the landscape of manually curated molecular and causal interactions databases. During the workshop will be discussed the state … Continue reading Curation workshop on molecular and causal interactionsmore >
16/01/2018 - 17/01/2018 All day
Course Description An unprecedented amount of biomedical data have been produced and stored in the last years. Managing such biological big data is often not affordable without high-performance computing architectures, needed to analyze and process large-scale datasets. Running high-throughput (HTP) bioinformatics data pipelines on supercomputing machines requires advanced Linux shell command line and scripting skills. … Continue reading Linux shell scripting for high-throughput biological data processing on supercomputersmore >