A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTORATE
The 2016 EMBL-ABR Annual Report, documenting our key achievements in 2016, is now available ONLINE.
The past twelve months have seen the transformation of this bioinformatics initiative into a structured, networked enterprise. We have demonstrated a working model for maximising the resources and skills existing amongst our own life science community and for mobilising them to connect with international expertise and resources, to ensure our research remains world class.
Our small team at the Hub hosted at VLSCI (now Melbourne Bioinformatics), working with limited resources, has successfully communicated our shared vision and created the mechanisms for the community to come together on our shared objectives.
EMBL-ABR has rapidly garnered significant support and fostered collaborative relationships with the European Bioinformatics Institute, the European Union’s ELIXIR and the United States’ CyVerse and National Institute of Health’s BD2K initiatives, extending the Australian life science community’s national and international engagement activities.
Our thanks to Bioplatforms Australia and the University of Melbourne for their ongoing investment in EMBL-ABR and to all the other people from institutions both here and overseas who have willingly given their own time and energies to us to help us achieve so much to date. It is going to be through that good will that we will be able to demonstrate how investment in bioinformatics infrastructure can benefit Australian research and industry and thereby attract the necessary funding we need to realise our goals.
Finally, our thanks to the team at Melbourne Bioinformatics who rose to the challenge to incorporate these tasks into their already full-time jobs to support so much of the activity as documented in this Report.
We commend this Report to you, and thank you for your ongoing interest in, and support for, our work.
Assoc Prof Andrew Lonie, Director
Assoc Prof Vicky Schneider, Deputy Director, EMBL-ABR
Hard copies are being sent out to key stakeholders, please contact Christina Hall if you would like to receive one.