We are very pleased to announce that the University of Exeter has become the most recent organisation to join ELIXIR-UK, bringing our total number of member organisations to 22.
You can view the full list of member organisations here.
Exeter is one of the very few universities to be both a member of the Russell Group and have a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), evidence of their established international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research.
David Studholme, Associate Professor in Bioinformatics, has joined us as the Steering Committee representative for Exeter bringing technical expertise in bioinformatics, especially in the context of handling data from massively parallel DNA sequencing (a.k.a. next-generation sequencing).
ELIXIR-UK is the UK node of ELIXIR, which unites organisations across Europe working in life science data. It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources across its member states and enables users in academia and industry to access services that are vital for their research. As a member, Exeter will be part of discussions around these resources and have influence in this international community.
If you work at Exeter and would like to learn more about how you can get involved in ELIXIR now that your organisation is a member, you can sign up to our mailing list, see which focus groups and communities you can get involved in, or contact us directly for more information.
If you belong to an organisation which is not a member of ELIXIR-UK but you would like to be more involved in ELIXIR, you can find out more about the application process, sign up for our newsletter to see how you could benefit, or get in touch with us with any questions.