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Department of Biochemistry


PomBase, the model organism database (MOD) curating molecular data for the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, has become one of the first two Cambridge University-based databases, and the first MOD to be selected as an ELIXIR Core Data Resource. PomBase is a collaborative project between the University of Cambridge and UCL. ELIXIR CDRs are European lifescience data resources that are important to biological and biomedical research and long-term preservation of biological data.

Dr Valerie Wood said:

‘We are delighted to be selected as an ELIXIR CDR. We were evaluated across a long list of indicators including scientific focus and quality, governance, and quality of service. This will provide assurance to our funders and users that PomBase satisfies the many criteria required to considered a key part of the European bioinformatics infrastructure.’

ELIXIR is an intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science resources from across Europe. These resources include databases, software tools, training materials, cloud storage and supercomputers. The goal of ELIXIR is to coordinate these resources so that they form a single infrastructure. ELIXIR includes 22 member countries, bringing together over 240 research organisations.

PomBase is joined by HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) based in the Cambridge School of Clinical Sciences, which was also selected as an ELIXIR CDR.


Courtesy of ELIXIR

Publication date

14 December 2023