HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
A new support forum for small-to-medium enterprises

It can be a lonely business being a bioinformatician in a small company. It is widely acknowledged that Europe's economic development is becoming increasingly dependent on small-to-medium enterprises, or SMEs (enterprises with fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million Euros or an annual balance-sheet total not exceeding 43 million Euros). But these lean, mean companies lack many of the support networks that are taken for granted by larger companies. For example, practically every small biotechnology company relies on bioinformatics the science of storing, retrieving and analysing large amounts of biological information for its research, and effective bioinformatics tools are often a key part of business strategy. Yet many SMEs have only a single member of staff responsible for this important aspect of their business, and these key people often have to multitask. Staff in this situation have nowhere to turn within their company if they need to solve a bioinformatics-related problem.

The situation is set to change for the better in October, when the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Europe's premier provider of bioinformatics services, will launch a unique support forum designed especially for SMEs. The forum has been developed in response to demand from small companies for bioinformatics support, and has been designed in consultation with them.

When it launches in October, the forum will offer a biannual networking meeting, hands-on training, access to technical expertise, and consultancy.

The meetings will allow staff from SMEs to network openly with like-minded people from other companies and with EBI staff, providing bioinformaticians from SMEs with a ready-made community. "The intention is to create an open forum for members to contribute ideas and discuss issues directly with the most appropriate staff within the EBI," explains Paul Matthews, the EBI's Industry Programme Coordinator. "Our bi
'"/>

Contact: Trista Dawson
dawson@embl.de
49-6221-387-452
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
1-Sep-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Potential for enhanced sequestration of carbon in soils supports evaluations
2. $2.7 million grant to support creation of virtual zebrafish atlas
3. Reading hexametric rhyme supports cardiac synchronization, especially after a heart attack
4. Poker Flat Research Range supports unmanned aerial vehicle operations
5. National Bioinformatics Resource Center to support infectious disease research
6. Study supports association between HPV infection and head and neck cancer
7. New research supports theory that indirect transmission of chronic wasting disease
8. East African artifacts support evolution of symbolic thinking in Middle Stone Age
9. Transporters function provides support for eating vegetables, limiting antibiotics
10. Federal grant supports advances in infant heart disease at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
11. Brookhaven Lab expects $30 million to support life sciences

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/26/2018)... ... 23, 2018 , ... Clinical laboratories have increasingly adopted LC-MS/MS ... commonly used analytical techniques. However, implementation can be daunting due to the complex ... methods that must be undertaken by the laboratory if they are laboratory developed ...
(Date:8/26/2018)... ... August 25, 2018 , ... Maire Mayne, an ... energy treated nutraceutical to reduce inflammation and autoimmune disorders and improve overall immune ... well as inflammation. The following data was reported:,     Over ...
(Date:8/23/2018)... ... August 21, 2018 , ... CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing strategies have ... for the robust functional interrogation of complex biological processes. Gene editing in primary ... the study of the autoimmunity, the understanding of host-pathogen dynamics that drive HIV ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/15/2018)... LINDA, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 14, 2018 , ... ... treat patients. But even with new technologies, challenges remain. In the past, the sheer ... , St. Jude Cloud is a new data ecosystem developed to advance cures ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... ... September 11, 2018 , ... ... flat sheet Forward Osmosis (FO) membranes from Fluid Technology Solutions (FTS H2O) to ... FTS H2O are constructed from cellulose triacetate (CTA) material. The highly hydrophilic nature ...
(Date:9/7/2018)... WESTMINSTER, Colo. (PRWEB) , ... September 06, 2018 ... ... for DMD, a fatal neuromuscular disease, has been validated to be as effective ... Quantitative Assessment of Dystrophin Staining in Frozen Muscle Biopsies,” was published in the ...
(Date:8/29/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Nanovis , an innovative and fast-growing ... a $5.5 million funding round managed by Commenda Securities. Key investors include Elevate ... Ventures. , “Our investment in Nanovis is consistent with our mission to support ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: