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Invitation to join the AIRBDS working group

We are excited to announce the creation of “AIRBDS” (AI-ready bioscience datasets), a catalogue aimed at being a key resource for students and researchers at the intersection of AI and Biosciences.

To make this vision a reality, we’re forming a working group to tackle important questions about dataset criteria, metadata, hosting, compilation, maintenance, and accessibility.

Interested in contributing? Join our working group and help shape this invaluable resource! This is a voluntary role with formal recognition and minimal commitment, meeting approximately twice a year.

Apply by the 15th of June 2024 to be considered.

Fill out this form to express your interest.

Prof Georgios Leontidis co-hosts Scottish Government Strategic Advisory Group

On 9 May 2024, Prof Georgios Leontidis hosted a highly productive session of the Strategic Advisory Group on Applications of AI in Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture (ENRA). Georgios co-chaired this workshop with Prof Mark Brewer (BioSS). This initiative, commissioned by the Scottish Government and SEFARI Director Charles Bestwick, saw engaging presentations and discussions. Scottish Government representatives, led by Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor for ENRA, Sallie Bailey FICFor, and Head of RESAS, Graeme Beale, along with an expert panel including Christos Tachtatzis, Elizabeth Sklar, Kate Jones, Shannon Vallor, and Jessica Enright, provided valuable insights. Key discussions focused on responsible and ethical AI, highlighted by Shannon Vallor’s expertise, a core pillar of the Scottish AI Alliance. Contributions from Scottish AI Alliance leadership, including Scot Gov’s Chief Data Officer Tom Wilkinson, were instrumental. The group’s deliberations set the stage for future policy directions, supporting the Scottish Government’s strategic goals in these critical sectors.

Responsible and Trusted Research workshop

Join us for a day of exploration into the realms of responsible research, especially in the context of biosciences projects involving AI. Our event will feature a blend of insightful talks and engaging interactive activities, tailored for BBSRC project Principal or Co Investigators.

Location: University of Nottingham
Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2024
Time: 10am-3pm approx.
Lunch included

Please fill this form to register your interest.

BioFAIR Roadshows

BioFAIR is a UKRI funded federated digital research infrastructure. They are currently running a series of national roadshows to provide updates on this initiative. See the BioFAIR website for more information.

AIBIO-UK Kick-off
We held our network kick-off event on 11th January 2024 in Birmingham, UK (in person and online). Click here to read more about it and watch videos of the main talks