This is the first joint webinar between ELIXIR, Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Interaction & Networking Society (APbians) and RSG India. The aim is to provide an overview of ELIXIR data management and human data activities, as well as opportunities for engagement for Indian scientists. The webinar is openly accessible and we encourage anyone interested in the programme to register!

This event will take place from 11:00 –13:30 (CEST) / 14:30 –17:00 (IST).

The full programme is available on Google Drive and is as follows:


        11:00 / 14:30
        Andrew Smith, ELIXIR Head of External Relations
            ELIXIR Europe: overview and opportunities 

        11:20 / 14:50
        Frederik Coppens, ELIXIR Belgium
            Research data management (RDM) in ELIXIR and insight into the RDM Toolkit

        11:40 / 15:10
        Shandar Ahmad, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
            Data accessibility, integration and management challenges for a Bioinformatics research lab in India

        12:00 / 15:30

        12:10 / 15:40
        Melissa Konopko, ELIXIR Scientific Project Manager
            Human genomic data-sharing infrastructure: challenges and opportunities

        12:30 / 16:00
        Katharina Lauer, ELIXIR Senior Scientific Coordinator for Infectious Diseases
            ELIXIR COVID-19 and infectious diseases activities

        12:50 / 16:20
        Arfa Jabin, President of RSG India
            Data accessibility and management challenges for bioinformatics students in India

        13:00 / 16:30
        Open Discussion

        13:30 / 17:00

Start: Wednesday, 17 August 2022 @ 11:00

End: Wednesday, 17 August 2022 @ 11:00