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 >
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 Collaborationmore >
18/10/2017 - 19/10/2017 14:00 - 17:30
Palermo, Italy | Oct 18–19, 2017 | Participants in the course will be introduced to protein-protein interactions, biochemical reactions and causal interactions field. During the course the participants will be exposed to the literature curation principles and methods. In addition, there will be a session dedicated to common standards and ontologies adopted to describe data retrieved from the … Continue reading Elixir-IIB/NETTAB Tutorial on Biological Networks: data analysis, visualization and medical applicationmore >