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ELIXIR-UK Town Meeting

Learn more about the UK’s contribution to ELIXIR, the European Infrastructure for life science data.

Start date:

01 February 2017

End date:

01 February 2017


13h00 - 18h00


Jane Rogers Seminar Room, Earlham Institute

Registration deadline:

27 January 2017



About the event.

The meeting will present ELIXIR and its UK node ELIXIR-UK to a wide academic audience. ELIXIR’s aim is to ensure efficient and seamless data sharing across Europe and with the rest of the world. Its membership now comprises 19 member states and EMBL and it increasingly represents the major contributions each of them make to the life science data ecosystem (from human genetic and genomic data to agriculture-related resources). The aim of the meeting is to explain ELIXIR and ELIXIR’s vision, and describe some of the ongoing activities relating to training and plant data. The meeting will finish with a wide-ranging discussion and mixer session to help clarify, ask questions and develop links.


01 February 2017



13:00 - 14:00

Registration and lunch

14:00 - 14:05

Welcome - Neil Hall (Director, Earlham Institute)

14:05 - 14:20

About ELIXIR - Niklas Blomberg (ELIXIR)

14:20 - 14:35

ELIXIR-UK - John Hancock, (Earlham Institute, ELIXIR-UK)

14:35 - 14:50

Training Overview - Gabriella Rustici (Cambridge University, ELIXIR-UK)

14:50 - 15:05

TeSS - Niall Beard (Manchester, ELIXIR-UK)

15:05 - 15:20

Plant data work package - Paul Kersey (EBI)

15:20 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00

Open forum - what's it about and how can i get involved? - Panel: Niklas Blomberg, John Hancock, Gabriella Rustici, Paul Kersey and Niall Beard

17:00 - 18:00

Social mixer

Fees and accommodation.

This event is free to register, includes lunch, refreshments and a social mixer and is kindly provided by ELIXIR-UK.