ELIXIR-UK welcomes Pirbright Institute, expanding the network to 26 organisations

ELIXIR-UK is excited to announce Pirbright Institute as its newest member, bringing the total membership to 26 organisations.

The Pirbright Institute is a BBSRC-funded organisation dedicated to the health of farmed animals and has world-class containment animal facilities coupled with sequencing hardware installed within containment.  Pirbright is also home to a dedicated HPC compute cluster and two new groups in areas within computational genomics, along with a bioinformatics core.  The Institute houses a number of reference laboratories that monitor crucial livestock diseases,  Pirbright will bring unique datasets relevant to animal immunity and associated bioinformatics analytic skills to ELIXIR-UK.

A warm welcome to Nicos Angelopoulos, Head of Computational Biology, who will be joining the ELIXIR-UK Steering Committee as the Pirbright Institute representative. 

If you belong to the Pirbright Institute community and would like to learn more about how you can now get involved in ELIXIR, you can sign up for our mailing list, see which ELIXIR 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 yet a member of ELIXIR-UK and 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.

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