SWAT4LS International Conference 2015, Cambridge, UK Anna Gaulton (European Bioinformatics Institute) presented a poster: Semantic-Web Access to Patent Annotations Alasdair Gray (Heriot-Watt University) gave a presentation: Validata: An online tool for testing RDF data conformance Ryan Miller (Maastricht University) presented a poster: Where do you go from here? Semantics of directions in biological pathways Núria Queralt-Rosinach (IMIM) gave a Read more about Conference: SWAT4LS 2015[…]
Managing and Integrating Life Science Information (4th edition): Approaches using Linked Data and Semantics, Utrecht, Netherlands Núria Queralt (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) facilitated hands-on sessions, and gave a presentation: RDFization of DisGeNET
The Open PHACTS Consortium and Open PHACTS Foundation are pleased to announce a poster competition to be held at our upcoming conference on linking life science data, on 18–19 February 2016. The competition will be open to early career researchers (from Masters students to post-doctoral fellows), with a prize of €300 for the poster best Read more about Call for posters from early career researchers in life science[…]
BioMedBridges Symposium: Open Bridges for Life Science Data, Hinxton, UK View poster
BioMedBridges Symposium: Open Bridges for Life Science Data, Hinxton, UK Open PHACTS organised a workshop, and Núria Queralt (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) presented a poster: DisGeNET: applying semantic web and network analysis approaches for the integration and analysis of gene-disease associations for translational research and drug design
Open PHACTS will be hosting a two-day conference in Vienna, Austria on the 18–19 February, 2016.
Places are limited – register your interest now
The conference will include a variety of expert speakers and open discussions on linking data in the life sciences domain.
Day 1 (Thursday, 18 February) will focus on what has been achieved so far in this domain, by the Open PHACTS project and by others. Discussions will include an overview of how the domain has evolved, demonstrations of what can be done with existing linked data, and a poster competition where you can show off your own uses of linked life science data.
Day 2 (Friday, 19 February) will focus on the future of linking life science data. Discussions will consider how various sectors of this domain, including large industries, are moving towards linking more data; what challenges still need to be met; and what concrete steps we can take to keep moving forward.
This conference will be free to attend. To register your interest, please use the form below:
On 25 November, 14:00–15:00 CET, BigDataEurope will host a webinar update on the societal challenge of Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing. If you’re interested in learning more about BigDataEurope and its goals, register now for this free webinar. The webinar will include a brief overview of the project by Open PHACTS Foundation CEO Bryn Williams-Jones, followed by an update on Read more about BigDataEurope webinar: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing[…]
11th German Conference on Chemoinformatics, Fulda, Germany Barbara Zdrazil (University of Vienna) presented a poster: Combining various open data sources for P-gp/BCRP selectivity profiling
11th German Conference on Chemoinformatics, Fulda, Germany View poster
WikiPathways (http://www.wikipathways.org) is an open, collaborative platform for capturing and disseminating models of biological pathways for data visualization and analysis. Since our last NAR update, 4 years ago, WikiPathways has experienced massive growth in content, which continues to be contributed by hundreds of individuals each year. New aspects of the diversity and depth of the Read more about Publication: WikiPathways: capturing the full diversity of pathway knowledge[…]
EU-ToxRisk: An Integrated European ‘Flagship’ Program Driving Mechanism-based Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment for the 21st Century
(PDF) In a large (€30 m) H2020-supported collaborative project, academia joins forces with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large industry, contract research organisations (CROs) and regulatory bodies to achieve a paradigm shift in toxicology towards a more efficient and animal-free chemical safety assessment.
9th Steering Committee meeting (Windlesham, UK)
Our planned maintenance on 16 October is part of our preparation for the release of version 2.0 of the Open PHACTS API later this month. This will be accompanied by a major data refresh, with all-new sources added to Open PHACTS. We will then be decommissioning version 1.4 of the API by the end of November Read more about Coming soon: API 2.0[…]
First public disclosure of new chemical entities often takes place in patents, which makes them an important source of information. However, with an ever increasing number of patent applications, manual processing and curation on such a large scale becomes even more challenging. An alternative approach better suited for this large corpus of documents is the Read more about Publication: Managing expectations: assessment of chemistry databases generated by automated extraction of chemical structures from patents[…]
4th KNIME Cheminformatics Workshop, Cambridgeshire, UK Daniela Digles (University of Vienna) gave a presentation: Drug discovery FAQs: Workflows for answering multidomain drug discovery questions George Papadatos (EBML-EBI) gave a presentation: ChEMBL resources and KNIME
4th KNIME Cheminformatics Workshop, Cambridgeshire, UK Daniela Digles (University of Vienna) View presentation
Big Data Analytics in Pharma, Brussels, Belgium Derek Marren (Eli Lilly) gave a presentation: Collaboration and true sharing: IMI, Pharma, academic and the birth of a not-for-profit Foundation to handle the “big data”
Big Data Analytics in Pharma, Brussels, Belgium Derek Marren (Eli Lilly) View presentation
We’ve put together a short questionnaire for API users. We’d appreciate it if you could take a few minutes of your time to fill it in: Open PHACTS API Questionnaire In particular we would very much like to hear your thoughts on using the API, and your ideas about the future. If you have any other questions or Read more about Open PHACTS API questionnaire[…]
Open PHACTS service interruptions from 18:00 – 22:00 CEST, Friday, 16 October 2015 We are planning a service break for maintenance to replace failed drives, and drives marked as close to failure margin, and upgrade the disk topology for better fault tolerance. Not all of this can be done while system is online. The system will Read more about Planned maintenance: Friday 16 October 2015[…]
Big Data in Pharma USA 2015, Boston, USA Tom Plasterer (AstraZeneca) gave a presentation: Too Much Data or Too Little Cooperation?
Big Data in Pharma USA 2015, Boston, USA Tom Plasterer (AstraZeneca) View presentation
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2015, Ghent, Belgium Alasdair Gray (Heriot-Watt University) View presentation
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2015, Ghent, Belgium Alasdair Gray (Heriot-Watt University) gave a keynote prsentation at the “Crusade for Big Data in the AAL Domain” workshop: Data Integration in a Big Data Context
(PDF) Vienna, Austria – The Open PHACTS consortium is proud to have been awarded first prize in the Linked Open Data Award category of the European Linked Data Contest (ELDC).
The ELDC has been established to recognise Europe’s crème de la crème of linked data and semantic web achievements. Prizes are awarded to stories, products, projects or persons presenting novel and innovative projects, products and industry implementations involving linked data. The ELDC also aims to build a directory of the best European projects in the domains of linked data and the semantic web.
24th Scientific Congress of the Austrian Pharmaceutical Society (OePhG), Vienna, Austria Daniela Digles (University of Vienna) gave a presentation: An Open PHACTS KNIME workflow to collect compound data from public databases
24th Scientific Congress of the Austrian Pharmaceutical Society (OePhG), Vienna, Austria Daniela Digles (University of Vienna) View presentation
BioHackathon 2015 Symposium, Nagasaki, Japan Núria Queralt-Rosinach (IMIM) gave a presentation: The DisGeNET Discovery Platform Mark Thompson (Leiden University Medical Centre) gave a presentation: Open, reusable graph annotations
BioHackathon 2015 Symposium, Nagasaki, Japan Núria Queralt-Rosinach (IMIM) View presentation