Bio-IT Community

Core members of the Bio-IT project

The core members are mainly involved in training related activities such as developing, designing and organzing various courses. They provide bioinformatics support and consulting in a weekly drop-in session. They are also involved in organising outreach related activities such as Bio-IT beer sessions and others.

Community

The Bio-IT Project is a community initiative, which relies largely on voluntary contributions and involvement from members of EMBL Heidelberg’s computational biology community. The active members of the community and their area of expertise can be found in the Grassroots table.

The community members have initiated and are actively involved in several activities within Bio-IT, such as:

  • EMBL Python User Group (EPUG): A biweekly meeting is orgaized at EMBL Heidelberg to discuss pyton-related topics, demonstrate tools and modules, and experiment with python-related soft- and hardware. To subscribe to the mailing list, and be notified of future meetings & activities, check the info here.
  • EMBL R User Group (emblr): Similarly to the Python one, a biweekly meeting is orgaized at EMBL Heidelberg to discuss R-related topics, demonstrate tools and modules, and experiment with python-related soft- and hardware. To subscribe to the mailing list, and be notified of future meetings & activities, check the info here.

The BIo-IT community maintains a series of computational resources, available here.

EMBL Centres

The EMBL Centers are ‘horizontal’, cross-departmental structures that promote innovative research projects across disciplines. Each centre is run by an expert in the specified area of data analysis, who are friendly and approachable. We highly recommend talking to the Centres if your project(s) are likely to involve any of their areas of expertise.