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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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Two Italian resources among the first ELIXIR Core Data Resources


The two ELIXIR-IIB resources Mint (part of IMEx) and MobiDB (part of InterPro) have been included by ELIXIR among the first set of ELIXIR Core Data Resources, data resources of fundamental importance to the life science community and the long-term preservation of biological data. To read the full ELIXIR News browse to https://www.elixir-europe.org/platforms/data/core-data-resources    

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CloudMET 2017: Scientific School on Cloud-based Metabolomics Data Analysis and Collaboration

11/09/2017 - 15/09/2017 All day

The PhenoMeNal consortium (through CRS4), along with the Universities of Cagliari, Jena and Cambridge are organizing the “Scientific School on Cloud-based Metabolomics Data Analysis and Collaboration”, to be held in CRS4’s research campus in Pula, Sardinia, Italy on September 11th-15th, 2017.  The School will offer participants an opportunity to learn about current topics in metabolomics, … Continue reading CloudMET 2017: Scientific School on Cloud-based Metabolomics Data Analysis and Collaboration

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Best practices for RNA-Seq data analysis

27/09/2017 - 29/09/2017 All day

ELIXIR-IIB, in collaboration with University of Salerno, Italy, is pleased to announce the upcoming training course on “Best practices for RNA-Seq data analysis”. Course date: 27-29 SEPTEMBER 2017 Deadline for applications: 11 September 2017 Selection will start on July 20th and those with an adequate profile will be accepted immediately, until we reach 25 participants. … Continue reading Best practices for RNA-Seq data analysis

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