he overarching objective of the network is to build bridges between STFC and NERC scientists in bioinformatics and environmental ‘Omics. This network will be co-aligned with the establishment of the new NERC Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis Centre (EOS).
This programme will support targeted biannual workshops over the next three years with the intension to seed spin-off interdisciplinary collaborations between the two communities. We will be announcing the subject areas for these workshops and there programmes in due course.
The long-term objectives of the STFC network will be:
- To explore, through ‘knowledge factory’ workshops, the identification of challenging questions and novel approaches to bioinformatics and environmental ‘Omics that can be effectively addressed by joint initiatives involving the STFC and NERC communities;
- To foster the establishment of multidisciplinary research teams that will take forward research initiatives identified in knowledge factory workshops, so that there are significant outputs from this network in terms of new scientific initiatives that make effective use of STFC and NERC resources;
- To establish a culture of joint endeavour between the STFC and NERC so that the broader scientific community can most effectively seize opportunities for scientific advance in the rapidly evolving fields of bioinformatics and environmental ‘Omics in order to address pressing environmental issues that will inevitably arise in the future.