ELIXIR - Data for Life: from information to the Medicines and Bio-industries of the Future

Andrew Lyall


ELIXIR is one of six bio-medical projects that are part of the European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap. It is very significant that bio-medical projects are part of the ESFRI Roadmap as this is the first time that it has been recognized at this level that biology needs infrastructures in the same way that the physical sciences do. This is necessary because the nature of biological research is changing due to the availability of new high-throughput technologies such as next-generation sequencing.




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