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 new studies published by the Bicocca-IBFM-CNR Research Team use data science techniques to analyze sequencing data of SARS-CoV-2 virus


Two new studies were published by the Bicocca -Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology (IBFM-CNR) research team, composed by Alex Graudenzi, IBFM-CNR researcher, by professors Rocco Piazza, Marco Antoniotti, Carlo Gambacorti-Passerini, by research fellows Daniele Ramazzotti, Fabrizio Angaroni and by IBFM-CNR research associate Davide Maspero. The study published in Patterns introduces an innovative data science … Continue reading Two new studies published by the Bicocca-IBFM-CNR Research Team use data science techniques to analyze sequencing data of SARS-CoV-2 virus

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School on Cancer Development and Complexity – CDAC 2021

24/05/2021 - 28/05/2021 All day

23/05/2021 - 28/05/2021 @ Tutto il giorno - University of Milan – Bicocca and Fondazione Alessandro Volta are inviting you to the Workshop and School on Cancer Development and Complexity at Lake Como School of Advanced Studies (Como, Italy). The Workshop and School on Cancer Development and Complexity seeks to convene researchers from various related disciplines to explore multiple facets of the challenges [...]

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RNAseq and single-cell RNAseq course

09/03/2020 - 13/03/2020 All day

08/03/2020 - 13/03/2020 @ Tutto il giorno - ELIXIR-IIB is pleased to announce the upcoming RNA-seq and single-cell RNA-seq course. Course Description The course is based on the use of Bioconductor open-source software solutions. However, R coding skill is not required. Furthermore, RNA-seq, miRNAseq and single-cell seq analyses will be performed using the tools available as part of the Reproducible Bioinformatics Project (Beccuti [...]

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