The 2nd Annual SME Forum: Berlin, Germany


  Monday 27 October 2008


Holly Foster

Registration closed


The European Commission established Networks of Excellence to generate new resources
important for the European Research Area. The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
coordinates three Networks of Excellence and an integrated infrastructure initiative that are
targeted to provide bioinformatics tools and data resources for European research:

  • BioSapiens

EMBL-EBI is also co-ordinating the ELIXIR preparatory phase project aimed at developing a
globally positioned European infrastructure for the management and integration of information in the life sciences. All tools and services provided by EMBL-EBI are available free of charge.
We would like to introduce to you the tools and databases that have been developed and discuss with you opportunities for SMEs to use and integrate these resources in company structures to benefit from the existing and developing infrastructure.


Monday, 27 October 2008

12:00-13:30 Registration and Refreshments
13:30-13:40 Welcome Address and Overview Dominic Clark (EMBL-EBI)
13:40-14:10 EMBL-EBI Data Resources and Services Dominic Clark (EMBL-EBI)
14:10-14:40 Data Integration Tools and Services Henning Hermjakob (BioSapiens Project,
14:40-15:10 Cheminformatics and Drug Discovery Christoph Steinbeck (EMBL-EBI)
15:10-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-16:20 Introduction to Webservices Ralf Herwig (EMBRACE Project)
16:20-17:00 Using Webservices in Your Data Analysis Pipeline Erik Bongcam-Rudloff (EMBRACE Project)
17:00-18:00 Opportunities for SMEs to engage in European Commission Projects Anna Brejwo (European Union Enterprise Europe Network)
18:00 Discussion & Close of First Day
19:30 Workshop Dinner (venue to be advised)

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

09:00-09:30 Coffee
09:30-10:10 Systems Biology – Examples of Data Integration Florian Reisinger (ENFIN, EMBL-EBI)
10:10-10:40 Literature & Patent Services provided by EMBL-EBI Peter Stoehr Head of Literature Services (EMBL-EBI)
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break
11:10-12:00 ELIXIR - Industry Stakeholder User Survey Discussion Dominic Clark (EMBL-EBI,
12:20-12:30 Discussion (chair: Pascal Kahlem)
12:30-12:40 Closing Remarks
12:40- Refreshments and close of Workshop

Workshop Presentations