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27.06.2019 The 16th de.NBI Quaterly Newsletter published

Shortly before the summer break, we provide an addendum to the latest de.NBI Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 2/19. It presents new training activities and de.NBI-supported conferences that take place in the next three months.

17.02.2019 The 15th de.NBI Quaterly Newsletter published

Check de.NBIs new quarterly newsletter! This time with articles about the de.NBI office and ELIXIR meeting, BierDEcorded project, Oliver Stegle our new associated partner and many more.

31.01.2019 SILVA Release 138 further delayed

Dear SILVA community, we are very sorry, but the release of SILVA 138 will be delayed until approximately June/July 2019. The main reason is that we had to change several of our "third-party" data providers since the providers we used were not longer up-to-date. This caused the need for refactoring parts of the software pipeline, which took longer then expected. We are working with high pressure on the new release.[more]

19.12.2018 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The SILVA Team wishes you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Many thanks for your support in helping us to improve SILVA and SILVAngs. Looking forward to see you again in 2019.

21.11.2018 The 14th de.NBI Quaterly Newsletter published

Content: de.NBI Industrial Forum - New de.NBI Website - de.NBI arcticle on Wikipedia - de.NBI/ GFBio Summer School 2018 and much more.

29.10.2018 UNITE database paper published in NAR!

UNITE ( is a web-based database and sequence management environment for the molecular identification of fungi. It targets the formal fungal barcode—the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region—and offers all 1 000 000 public fungal ITS sequences for reference.

16.10.2018 WASABI - SILVA's spicy new feature

Interactively inspect the alignment and tree of your SILVA ACT results using WASABI. You can access WASABI though a new button in the SILVA Job Manager.

05.09.2018 de.NBI/GFBio Summer School on Data Management

The Ger­man Fed­er­a­tion for Bio­lo­gical Data (GFBio) and the Ger­man Net­work for Bioin­form­at­ics In­fra­struc­ture (de.NBI) are for the first time pro­mot­ing a joint sum­mer school to sup­port re­search­ers in man­aging their sci­entific data. 18 young sci­ent­ists met at the Braun­sch­weig Centre for Sys­tems Bio­logy. "Rid­ing the Data Life Cycle" is the title of the sum­mer school and...[more]

08.08.2018 The 13th de.NBI Quaterly Newsletter published

Main Topics: - SILVA and BRENDA are now ELIXIR Core Data Resources - ELIXIR All Hands meeting - ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum

25.06.2018 SILVA is now an ELIXIR Core Data Resource

SILVA, operated by ELIXIR Germany, has today joined the list of ELIXIR Core Data Resources critically important for life science research. The ELIXIR Core Data Resources serve as a mark of the highest quality in biological data provision and stewardship and play a fundamental role in the long-term preservation of life science data.

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