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ELIXIR Communities enable the participation of communities of practice in different areas of the life sciences in the activities of ELIXIR, which underpin the evolution of a data, tools, interoperability, compute and training infrastructure for European life science informatics (https://www.elixir-europe.org/use-cases).

Structural bioinformatics has a broad impact across the life sciences and provides tools to archive, visualise, analyse, annotate, and predict the structure of biological macromolecules. Structural bioinformatics is traditionally very strong in Europe offering many software tools, methodologies, and databases, as well as community-wide prediction challenges.

Its applications cover research activities from structural biology to drug discovery and personalised medicine that are all well represented within the national ELIXIR nodes.

The 3D-BioInfo Community was approved by ELIXIR in May 2019. This meeting will be the first official meeting of the community to plan major activities and to identify research groups wishing to contribute to these activities.

More information can be found here.