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Symposium "Austrian infrastructure for life-science information" March 24, 2015

Life-science information expands continuously towards unseen quality and quantity. Powerful infrastructure is key for transforming this information into scientific, medical and industrial progress.

This symposium has the aim to bring all research units and institutions together that are generating and processing substantial life-science information in Austria. The aim of the event is to share latest developments in the area of biological databases and infrastructure for life-science information. We will place specific emphasis on ongoing European developments (ELIXIR) and the discussion of the Austrian strategy to approach to master the upcoming challenges.

Date and location

March 24, 2015, 13-17

Vienna Biocenter, MFPL, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9, A-1030 Vienna

Meeting room 4, 6th floor



European infrastructures for life-science information

Lecture by Andrew Smith, Senior External Relations Officer of ELIXIR - ELIXIR directorate, UK
The ELIXIR directorate has responsibility for coordinating the activities of ELIXIR, the pan-European distributed research infrastructure for the sharing of life science data.

Lecture by Ron Appel, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Ron Appel is Executive Director of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and professor of bioinformatics at the University of Geneva. He was co-founder in 1998 of the SIB, where he led the Proteome Informatics Group.

Coffee break

Austrian infrastructures for life-science information in the future

"The BBMRI-ERIC case" by Markus Pasterk, Administrative Director BBMRI-ERIC, Graz

"ELIXIR CZ and the CEITEC/Masaryk University view and experience" by Jaroslav Koča, Director-National Centre for Biomolecular Research, Director-Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Masaryk University Brno

Open discussion

Wine & cheese reception
19-Dinner in the restaurant „eastend“, Karl Farkasgasse 18 (5 minutes to walk)


For registration and all further questions, please contact Prof. Thomas Rattei, CUBE - Division of Computational Systems Biology, University of Vienna.

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