Prof. Alexandros Stamatakis, head of the Scientific Computing (SCO) group at HITS, has been appointed new member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of ELIXIR-GR. This is the Greek node of ELIXIR, a distributed infrastructure for life-science information that unites Europe’s leading life science organizations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research.
ELIXIR-GR will address the needs of the Greek research community and other stakeholders of the public and the private sector. The main task of the SAB will be to conduct a yearly review of ELIXIR-GR.
About ELIXIR-GR: https://www.elixir-europe.org/
HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.