Funded by the BBSRC this collaboration between Flax and the European Bioinformatics Institute ( aims “to significantly advance the state of the art with regard to indexing and querying biomedical data with freely available open source software”. Here's some background:

Here's a poster about the project and presentation

We'll be using this repository to publish the open source software we develop to enhance and improve the use of the Apache Lucene/Solr search engine for this important sector.

If you're interested in joining this exciting collaboration please contact Flax via: and/or Dr Sameer Velankar via

To round off this phase of the BioSolr project there was an open workshop on 3rd/4th February 2016 at EMBL-EBI The papers presented are available in the 'workshop' folder. You can also read BioSolr-related blog posts at