EBI Interfaces is an interest forum created by members of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). We share knowledge, discuss ideas, organise talks and workshops, and write about user research, design and visualization.

What we do

We want to provide developers at the EBI and the Sanger Institute, and in the wider bioinformatics and life sciences community, with resources, advice, guidance and ideas  for creating websites, interfaces and visualizations of data and information.

We achieve this through presentations, workshops and tutorials on all sorts of things —  creating identities for your services and tools; writing content; layout and structure; choosing colours in your software; carrying out expert reviews and usability testing; designing different kinds of interface. You name it, we try to cover it!

We have speakers from on-site and we invite external speakers from the wider UX design and visualization community.

We communicate a lot of ideas and concepts via this blog.

The EBI itself is a world-leading center for research and services in bioinformatics. It sits right next door to the Sanger Institute, on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge, UK.

Mailing list

The mailing list will enable you to keep up with discussions, questions, announcements, and so on.

If you would like to join it, simply sign up at http://listserver.ebi.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/interfaces.


Francis (@francisrowland) uses the #ebiinterfaces hashtag, and invites you to do the same.