The ELIXIR Database Provider Survey

submitted by: cdsouthan

How biological databases are used in the European Union.

Source Organism and Molecule Information at INSDC and the Trace Archives

submitted by: dougramsey
Guy Cochrane, European Nucleotide Archive, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, Welcome Trust Genome Campus The databases of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC, DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank) and of the Trace and Short Read Archive collaborations between the NCBI and the EBI provide free and comprehensive access to nucleotide sequencing information, from raw sequencing machine output through to functional annotation. As well as offering a direct public portal into...

The Rapidly Growing Standards Landscape in ‘omics by Susanna Sansone, European Bioinformatics Institute

submitted by: dougramsey
As the size and complexity of scientific datasets and the corresponding information stores grow, reporting standards are playing an increasingly active role. Interopera bility among standards, however, becomes pivotal for the development of software applications. Here we present the key synergistic standards activities in the omics domain and the motivation for, an overview of, the BioInvestigation Index infrastructure at the EBI. The marriage of conventional methods with (meta)genomics,...

Bioinformatics Comes of Age

submitted by: WomenInBioinformatics

Janet Thornton, Ph.D. Head of European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)

Dr. Thornton is a leading expert in relating protein sequence to structure and function. She has worked extensively in knowledge-based approaches to sequence analysis. Dr. Thornton is a member of the Royal Society