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Open PHACTS Platform Update March 2019

On March 9, 2019, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

Over the last 7 years the Open PHACTS platform has brought a highly curated linked view of life sciences data together with the API, tools and wider ecosystem of applications to harness this data in your projects. The platform was initially developed as part of an IMI project by the Open PHACTS consortium involving a range of members including…

Webinar: Workflow tools for Life Science Research: Where next?

On April 20, 2017, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

Our Science and Open PHACTS webinar series returns this coming Monday, 24 April with a session on the future of drug discovery workflow tools. Webinar: Workflow tools for Life Science Research: Where Next? Date: Monday, 24 April, 2017 Time: 15:00 BST (16:00 CEST) Registration: Free – register now online Workflow tools have become tremendously useful…

Press Release: Open PHACTS and Data2Discovery Announce Strategic Partnership to Collaborate

(PDF) Cambridge, UK – The Open PHACTS Foundation is pleased to formally announce our new Strategic Partnership with Data2Discovery Inc.

Open PHACTS and Big Data Europe: Second community workshop

On December 14, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Last week we held the second Big Data Europe community workshop for societal challenge 1 (Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing) in Brussels, Belgium. After demonstrating the progress that has been made translating the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform to Big Data Europe’s architecture, we engaged in a lively roundtable discussion about how the Platform…

Open PHACTS Strategy and Hosting update Nov 2016

On December 3, 2016, Posted by , In Newsletters, With No Comments

Contents Open PHACTS & Data2Discovery Partner New Platform Hosting Open PHACTS APIs Security Policy Further Plans View newsletter Sign up for the Open PHACTS Newsletter

Publication: Open PHACTS computational protocols for in silico target validation of cellular phenotypic screens: knowing the knowns

On November 15, 2016, Posted by , In Publications, With No Comments

Phenotypic screening is in a renaissance phase and is expected by many academic and industry leaders to accelerate the discovery of new drugs for new biology. Given that phenotypic screening is per definition target agnostic, the emphasis of in silico and in vitro follow-up work is on the exploration of…

Webinar: Open source software components for chemistry standardisation

Antony Williams (EPA, previously RSC and ChemSpider) and Valery Tkachenko (RSC, previously ChemSpider) discuss the need for mechanisms for the standardisation and validation of chemical structure data, and the development and implementation of a system of software components to achieve this within the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform. Watch webinar video | View…

Webinar: Open source software components for chemistry standardisation

Our Science and Open PHACTS webinar series returns on 24 October, following our summer break. This month we will discuss the key chemistry software components and datasets that underpin the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform, which are now available as open source software components. Webinar: Science and Open PHACTS: Open source software components…

Publications referencing Open PHACTS

On September 22, 2016, Posted by , In Publications, With No Comments

Read on for a list of articles that refer to Open PHACTS and our work:

Conference: 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

On August 21, 2016, Posted by , In Conferences, By ,,,, , With No Comments

252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, USA Daniela Digles (University of Vienna) gave a presentation: Exploring available compound data with the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform and KNIME

Presentation: Exploring available compound data with the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform and KNIME

On August 21, 2016, Posted by , In Presentations, By ,,,, , With No Comments

252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, USA Daniela Digles (University of Vienna) View presentation

Datathon: Loading data into Open PHACTS

On July 28, 2016, Posted by , In Webinars, By ,, , With No Comments

Stian Soiland-Reyes (University of Manchester) demonstrates how to load data sources like UniProt into Open PHACTS. By the end of this Datathon you will understand how to load similar data sources into your own Open PHACTS environment, or indeed into the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform itself. View webinar video

Conference: ISMB 2016

Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2016, Orlando, USA Chris Evelo (Maastricht University) gave a presentation: Open PHACTS now offers patent information and interactions from pathways

Datathon: Loading data into Open PHACTS

On July 12, 2016, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

Interested in running an Open PHACTS environment for your own company or institution? Or in improving the linked open data in the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform? Introducing Open PHACTS Datathons, a new series of free webinars that will cover everything you need to know about updating or adding to the structured…

Conference: Sheffield Conference on Cheminformatics 2016

Seventh Joint Sheffield Conference on Cheminformatics, Sheffield, UK George Papadatos (European Bioinformatics Institute) gave a presentation: Mining compounds, targets and indications from the patent corpus with SureChEMBL and Open PHACTS

Presentation: Mining compounds, targets and indications from the patent corpus with SureChEMBL and Open PHACTS

Seventh Joint Sheffield Conference on Cheminformatics, Sheffield, UK George Papadatos (European Bioinformatics Institute) View presentation

Webinar: Maximising impact for pharmaceutical applications

On June 27, 2016, Posted by , In Webinars, By ,, , With No Comments

David Wild (Data2Discovery) demonstrates how Data2Discovery is creating systems that map proprietary and other data sources into semantic linked form that can be combined with Open PHACTS data in a smart data lake. Combining these data sources will allow researchers across pharmaceutical companies to quickly and easily leverage the power of integrated…

Publication: Using the Semantic Web for Rapid Integration of WikiPathways with Other Biological Online Data Resources

The diversity of online resources storing biological data in different formats provides a challenge for bioinformaticians to integrate and analyse their biological data. The semantic web provides a standard to facilitate knowledge integration using statements built as triples describing a relation between two objects. WikiPathways, an online collaborative pathway resource,…

Conference: 20th Annual GC&E

20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, Portland, USA Valery Tkachenko (Royal Society of Chemistry) gave a presentation: Chemical databases – challenges and solutions

Presentation: Chemical databases – challenges and solutions

20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, Portland, USA Valery Tkachenko (Royal Society of Chemistry) View presentation

Webinar: Maximising impact for pharmaceutical applications

Next up in our Science and Open PHACTS webinar series, David Wild (Data2Discovery) will demonstrate the work Data2Discovery has been doing to maximise the impact of Open PHACTS for pharmaceutical applications, with systems like their application for phenotypic screening analysis, P3. Register your place now: Webinar: Integrating data with Open PHACTS: Private…

Conference: 13th ESWC 2016

13th ESWC 2016, Crete, Greece Ali Khalili (VU University Amsterdam) gave a presentation: Adaptive Linked Data-driven Web Components: Building Flexible and Reusable Semantic Web Interfaces

Presentation: Adaptive Linked Data-driven Web Components: Building Flexible and Reusable Semantic Web Interfaces

13th ESWC 2016, Crete, Greece Ali Khalili (VU University Amsterdam) View presentation

Webinar: Integrating data with Open PHACTS: Private and Public

Jean-Marc Neefs (Janssen) and Luca Bartek (University of Strathclyde) demonstrate how integrating data with the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform helps meet business needs to query combined public and private datasets, as well as supporting further linked data analysis through resources such as Wikidata. Watch webinar video

Presentation: Open PHACTS – experience of sustainability

EMBL-EBI Industry Programme Workshop: Molecular Informatics Open Source Software (MIOSS) workshop, Cambridgeshire, UK Nick Lynch (Open PHACTS Foundation) View presentation

Conference: MIOSS 2016

On May 18, 2016, Posted by , In Conferences, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Conference: MIOSS 2016

EMBL-EBI Industry Programme Workshop: Molecular Informatics Open Source Software (MIOSS) workshop, Cambridgeshire, UK Nick Lynch (Open PHACTS Foundation) gave a presentation: Open PHACTS – experience of sustainability

Press Release: Public Release of SureChEMBL data in the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform

On May 10, 2016, Posted by , In Press Releases, By ,, , With No Comments

(PDF) Cambridge, UK – The Open PHACTS Foundation is proud to announce the official public release of SureChEMBL data in the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform. This marks the first time that SureChEMBL data has been made available to query programmatically via an API.

Webinar: Integrating data with Open PHACTS: Private and Public

Since completion of the Open PHACTS project, we’ve opened up our regular discussions about using Open PHACTS for science to the whole community, with a series of free monthly webinars. Our next webinar will be about how integrating private data and public Wikidata with Open PHACTS opens up new business question opportunities….

Webinar: Computational Protocols for in silico Target Validation

Edgar Jacoby (Janssen) discusses computational protocols for in silico target validation, and “knowing the knowns” in phenotypic screening. Watch webinar video | View webinar slides

Webinar: Target Validation Protocols

Now that the Open PHACTS project is complete, we’re opening our regular discussions about using Open PHACTS for science up to the whole community, with a series of free monthly webinars. Our next webinar will be about how the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform can be used for in silico target validation….