ELIXIR Information Day 14.12.2018

ELIXIR Estonia celebrates 5 years of ELIXIR with a series of events.

The major event is ELIXIR Information Day that takes place on 14th of December 2018 at Hotel Lydia Conference Center in Tartu. The day starts with welcoming coffee at 9am and finishes with drinks session around 4pm.

The event is free of charge for all registered participants.

The info day will give researchers from academia and industry, funders, decision makers and wider public an overview what ELIXIR is how it serves the scientific community.

Presenters include: Dr. Mateusz Kuzak (DTL; ELIXIR-Neatherlands), Dr. Ilkka Lappalainen (CSC; ELIXIR-Finland), Dr. Sarah Morgan (EMBL-EBI), Dr. Ulvi Gerst-Talas (TÜ; ELIXIR-Estonia; ETAIS), Dr. Hedi Peterson (TÜ; ELIXIR-Estonia), Prof. Jaak Vilo (TÜ; ELIXIR-Estonia). Learn more about the presenters here.

The purpose of ELIXIR is to construct and operate a sustainable infrastructure for biological information in Europe to support life science research and its translation to medicine and the environment, the bio-industries and society.

These resources include databases, software tools, training materials, cloud storage and supercomputers.

The goal of ELIXIR is to coordinate these resources so that they form a single high quality infrastructure. This coordinated infrastructure makes it easier for researchers to find and share data, analyse their experiments, exchange knowledge, and agree on best practices.

Estonian ELIXIR Node
The Estonian node focuses on developing and maintaining software tools and databases, linking of bioinformatics and biobanking, and last but not least, training researchers across borders.

ELIXIR Information Day is a day full of opportunities to learn how ELIXIR can be beneficial to researchers' every day task. 

Registration is open - https://goo.gl/forms/0ACHoTb5aSmA9iFZ2 Registration deadline December 9th, 11.59pm

Schedule for the Information Day

09.30 - 10.00 Welcoming coffee
10.00 - 10.30 Prof. Jaak Vilo, ELIXIR Estonia Head of Node - “How ELIXIR helps the life science community”
10.30 - 11.00 Dr. Ilkka Lappalainen, ELIXIR Finland  - “What it takes to handle sensitive human data - Finnish and European experience”
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee and discussions
11.30 - 12.00 Dr. Hedi Peterson, ELIXIR Estonia - “Small but important - Estonian contributions to life science infrastructure”
12.00 - 12.30 Dr. Sarah Morgan, ELIXIR EMBL-EBI - “Improving European life science by providing world class trainings in physical and virtual class rooms”
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 Dr. Ulvi Talas, ETAIS and ELIXIR Estonia - “Interaction of infrastructures - making scientific computing easier for life scientists in Estonia”
14.30 - 15.00 Dr. Mateusz Kuzak, ELIXIR-Netherlands "Training life science researchers in foundational coding and data science skills in the Netherlands and ELIXIR.”
15.00 - Closing remarks followed by apéro

The accompanying events include: