13/09/2018

Greece joins the European Research Infrastructure ELIXIR as a full Member. As an ELIXIR Member, the Greek Node of ELIXIR – coordinated by BSRC Fleming  - and the Greek bioinformatics community is now able to fully integrate into ELIXIR activities and collaborate with other ELIXIR Nodes. Press release.

Greece joins the European Research Infrastructure ELIXIR as a full Member.

The Minister of Research and Innovation, Professor Costas Fotakis, has signed the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement. These news have been announced yesterday at the European Conference for Computational Biology (ECCB) hosted in Athens.

As an ELIXIR Member, the Greek Node of ELIXIR – coordinated by BSRC Fleming - and the Greek bioinformatics community is now able to fully integrate into ELIXIR activities and collaborate with other ELIXIR Nodes.

Prof. Kostas Fotakis said: “I am very pleased to be able to sign the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement on behalf of the Greek government. A robust infrastructure for life-science data across Europe is essential to realise the potential of data-driven biology. We are looking forward to sharing our expertise and resources with ELIXIR partners and deepening our collaboration at the European research community.”

Prof. Babis Savakis, Head of ELIXIR Greece said: "We are delighted to be able to announce our full membership in ELIXIR, here in Athens at the ECCB conference. Greece has been already actively participating in many activities. Joining ELIXIR as a full Member will lead to deeper collaboration with ELIXIR partners across Europe and better integration of our resources into ELIXIR.”

ELIXIR now counts 22 members and one Observer (Cyprus), making it the largest ESFRI Research Infrastructure in terms of membership.

Press release.

For more info, please contact:
Babis Savakis MD PhD
ELIXIR-GREECE Head of Node
Biomedical Sciences Research Centre "Alexander Fleming"
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