ELIXIR-UK awarded by BBSRC

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ELIXIR-UK has been awarded an International Partnering Award by BBSRC. The award, for £20,000 over 18 months from April 2017, will support networking activities (particularly travel) by Node members who need to travel to ELIXIR events but are currently not funded to do so. This will help UK partners become more integrated into ELIXIR activities.

Elixir-UK town meeting

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ELIXIR-UK would like to invite anyone interested in finding out more about ELIXIR to come to a Town Meeting being held at the Earlham Institute on the afternoon of 1 February. The meeting is designed to provide more information about ELIXIR’s activities both in the UK and internationally and will give an opportunity to discuss and ask questions. The meeting will be followed by a mixer session to allow you to meet the people involved. Attendance is free but registration is required so that we have a good idea of numbers. Please see http://earlham.ac.uk/elixir-uk-town-meeting for more details.

ELIXIR-UK expands to data, tools and interoperability

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ELIXIR-UK, the UK Node in ELIXIR, has completed a reorganisation to better represent the activities of the UK bioinformatics community within ELIXIR and to bring the benefit of participation to a wider range of UK institutions. ELIXIR-UK has extended its remit from its original training brief to now provide data, tools and interoperability services within ELIXIR. It has added three specialist training centres at Birmingham and Cambridge University and the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh to its training portfolio and incorporated interoperability services from the Universities of Oxford (BioSharing and ISA Commons) and Cambridge (...

Dr Gabriella Rustici is the new Deputy Head of Node

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ELIXIR-UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabriella Rustici as its new Deputy Head of Node. Dr Rustici is Bioinformatics Training Manager for the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Cambridge and leads on developing standards and best-practice guidelines for the assessment of training quality and impact within ELIXIR-UK. She will take the lead on building the ELIXIR-UK community as well as working closely with Carole Goble (Head of Node) and John Hancock (Node Coordinator) in the day-to-day running of the Node. For more detail about Gabriella see http://www.elixir-uk.info/team/gabriella-rustici.