Bioinformatics and computational genomics have become indispensable in genomics related research and innovation in life sciences, biomedicine, biotechnology, and pharma. To meet the emerging demands in bioinformatics, most European countries have already established national bioinformatics infrastructures, such as the European Bioinformatics Institute, to define standards for data storage, annotation and analysis, and to develop capacity for bioinformatics research and methods development. In Armenia, despite the existing kernel of bioinformatics research and education, the lack of human capital, infrastructural capacity, and scientific excellence, is still a major obstacle for the field.
The workshop is aimed at exploring the opportunities for building a national genome bioinformatics infrastructure in Armenia to build the necessary capacity, human resources, data repositories and computational resources to support life science research and collaboration.
We would like to invite researchers involved with genomics (e.g. biodiversity research, human genomics and genetics), as well as people engaged in development and operation of computational infrastructures for genomics in Armenia, Europe and the US.