Elixir-Excelerate Workshop - Capacity Building in Genome Assembly and Annotation

The Elixir-Excelerate work package was granted funding in 2015 to fast-track the implementation of Elixir and to drive the development of national Elixir nodes. We now invite you to the first workshop in Elixir-Excelerate Task 10.3 - Capacity Building in Genome Assembly and Annotation.

Where: Uppsala, Sweden
When: Oct 19 12.00 - Oct 20 13.00 (lunch to lunch)


This workshop represents the first chance to discuss how the Excelerate task 10.3 should be implemented. What do we consider important and want to focus on? The task description mentions a collaboration with WP6 on marine organisms and with WP8 on plants. A development of web services to facilitate interaction of users with genomic data is also mentioned. We need to find technical solutions for these issues, but also make sure there are groups responsible to makes these things a reality. There is a lot of room to suggest more additions, and we welcome all nodes that want to be a part of shaping this task for the years to come


Oct 19

12:00 Registration and lunch
13.00 ELIXIR Node Capacity Building and Communities of Practice - Prof. Bengt Persson, head of Swedish node
13.30 The Swedish Assembly and Annotation resource - Henrik Lantz, BILS
14.00 Presentation - Prof. Paul Flicek, EBI
15.00 Coffee Break
15.15-17.00 Presentations of participating groups/nodes, 15 mins per group
19.00 Dinner

Oct 20

09.00 Group discussions - discussion points will be provided
10.00 Coffee Break
10.15 Summary of discussions
12.00 Lunch


Please register before Oct 2 using the sign-up form. Seats are limited to ~40 participants. In case of more registrations, we will ask ELIXIR nodes to prioritize registrants.


Travel expenses need to be covered by each participating node individually, Excelerate will cover hotel and other meeting costs.

Practical information

The workshop will take place at the Uppsala site of Scilifelab, Husargatan 3, 751 23 Uppsala, Sweden. Please enter through the SciLifeLab entrance, also called C11 entrance. The meeting room is close to the entrance, there will be signs.

Rooms have been booked at Scandic Hotel Uplandia, around 5 mins walk from the train station. The address is Dragarbrunnsgatan 32, maps will be sent out via email.

Arlanda airport is the closest airport and is strongly recommended. There are other airports in the Stockholm area (Bromma, Västerås, Skavsta), but these are hours from Uppsala and should only be seen as the second option.

October can be chilly in Sweden, a warm coat or weatherproof clothes might be needed.


If you have any further questions, please contact Henrik Lantz, henrik.lantz@bils.se.