Professor Chris Ponting is stepping down as of today from his role as Head of the ELIXIR UK Node.  Chris remains fully committed to ELIXIR-UK and to the ELIXIR project, and continues to jointly lead on training activities within the UK Node and the ELIXIR Training platform. Chris has been Head of the UK Node since its initiation in 2012, successfully overseeing its establishment as leaders in training across ELIXIR and the development of its important role in ELIXIR’s Interoperability platform while initiating planning for the Node’s future development.

Interim arrangements have been put in place whereby the Deputy Head of Node, Professor Carole Goble, will take on the role of Head of Node working closely with John Hancock, ELIXIR-UK’s Node Coordinator.


Contacts: Carole Goble (, John Hancock (

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 15:45