The Director of ELIXIR, sustainable European infrastructure for biological information, called for a path towards Australian membership in ELIXIR in his report delivered following his Australia tour.
During his tour, Dr Blomberg delivered a QCIF, RCC and EMBL Australia co-sponsored seminar on at UQ about ELIXIR and life sciences data across public and private sectors.
After his tour, Dr Blomberg reported: “I took home that Australia in general and those institutes I visited are well placed to serve the bioinformatics needs of local users. Furthermore, there exist many parallels with European data infrastructure efforts that could be leveraged for mutual benefit. Closer collaboration with ELIXIR should be encouraged with the long-term goal of membership in ELIXIR by Australia the most effective way of achieving this global cooperation.”