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EBI to Expand Facility to Support ELIXIR Infrastructure


The European Bioinformatics Institute officially broke ground this week for a new building on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK.

According to the EBI, the new building will house approximately 200 staff from EBI and the European Life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information, or ELIXIR.

The new facility is funded by a £75 million ($117.2 million) pledge from the UK government. Those funds were intended to support infrastructure development and the construction of a new hub for ELIXIR, a pan-European initiative funded by the European Commission and led by EBI (BI 12/9/2011).

Major support for the new building comes from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council, and the Wellcome Trust.

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