After the successful launch of ELIXIR Belgium in 2017, the first ELIXIR Belgium All Hands Meeting was held on 16 September 2019 in Brussels. The aim of the event was to bring together all stakeholders of ELIXIR Belgium, showcase achievements and plans for the future, as well as provide networking opportunities to meet the people involved.
This event not only welcomed scientists from academia, research institutes and industry in life-sciences but also members from other research infrastructures and policy makers. Photo's (via ELIXIR Belgium's Flickr page).
8.45 Registration, coffee/tea
9.30 Introduction, Frederik Coppens, Head of ELIXIR Belgium (VIB)
9.45 Policy contribution, Philip Van Avermaet (Dep. Economy, Science & Innovation)
10.00 Session I: Data management, Chair: Frederik Coppens (VIB)
11.00 Coffee/tea break
11.30 Session II: Data analysis, Chair: Wim Vranken (VUB)
13.30 Session III: Human Data, Chair: Nienke Schutte (Sciensano)
14.45 Coffee/tea break
15.15 Session IV: Plant/Biodiversity, Chair: Yves Van de Peer (UGent)
16.00 Keynote: Data Coordination in the Cloud: Lessons from ELIXIR Interoperability, the Human Cell Atlas and EMBL-EBI , Tony Burdett (EMBL-EBI) Slides
17.00 Wrap-up, Kim De Ruyck (VIB)
Twitter Hashtag: #ELIXIRbe19