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From ELIXIR Denmark

  • Annual Danish Bioinformatics Conference, Aug 25-26, 2016, Odense, Denmark. The Conference - organized and sponsored by ELIXIR Denmark - provides attendees with opportunities to share and discuss their latest findings, and learn about the newest national and international developments within computational proteomics, machine learning in bioinformatics, network biology in disease, non-coding RNA bioinformatics, population genetics and evolution, and transcriptomics and transcriptional regulation  #elixirdk
  • Publication of the website of Computerome, the Danish National Supercomputer for Life Sciences. Computerome is the official high performance computer of ELIXIR Denmark, and it services both the national and the international life science community.    #Computerome
  • In connection with the Debian Med Sprint 2016, a resource hackathon, which focus on curation and software development towards annotation and registration of tool packages from Debian Med, is taking place on Feb. 4-7, 2016, outside Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Computeromethe Danish National Supercomputer for Life Sciences - is also open to users outside Denmark. The ELIXIR Denmark community and other Danish life science groups are already keen users of Computerome. Watch a case-study video  on why researchers at Statens Serum Institut (SSI), a public enterprise under the Danish Ministry of Health, started to use Computerome for research projects such as iPSYCH; SSI's collaborators at Harvard University, USA, utilize Computerome, too. Private companies may also draw advantage from Compurerome, as this case-study video about a PhD project at Copenhagen Fur illustrates. Computerome guarantees:
    • Advanced authentication policies;
    • High security levels in data governance;
    • Large volumes of big data already available within its secure cloud.
  • The 1st first Annual Danish Bioinformatics Conference took place in Odense, Denmark, on Aug. 27-28, 2015. ELIXIR Denmark sponsored and co-organized the event in a partnership with Danish Universities. The event brought together over 200 researchers and other professionals in bioinformatics and systems biology, who had the chance to know the latest developments in these fields in Denmark.
  • In 2015 ELIXIR was awarded €19 million by the EU to accelerate the implementation of Europe’s life-science data infrastructure over the next four years. The project is called ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, and ELIXIR Denmark represents one of the 17 countries involved in it. From September 2015, ELIXIR-EXCELERATE will contribute to the integration of Europe’s bioinformatics resources supporting all sectors of life-science research and development. This will be done via a pan-European training programme, anchored in national structures, to increase bioinformatics capacity and competency. ELIXIR-EXCELERATE funding will help ELIXIR to coordinate and extend national and international data resources, and facilitate their management and operation throughout the infrastructure.
  • The EDAM ontology supports the ELIXIR Tools and Data Services Registry. To prepare for growth of the registry, EDAM has been put under an open governance model,  the purpose of which is to ensure EDAM remains use-case driven, scientifically relevant and technically robust. The EDAM Advisory Board advises the EDAM Core Developers on how best to uphold the EDAM principles and achieve its current aims. It represents the broad life science community,  especially scientist end-users. The EDAM Steering Board includes representatives of institutes that are committing significant resources to EDAM. Its purpose includes setting priorities, monitoring aims and progress, and helping to seek funding for EDAM.

 

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