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Conference: CiMUS Innopharma Open Innovation Day

CiMUS Innopharma Open Innovation Day, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Stefan Senger (GlaxoSmithKline) gave a presentation: What is Open PHACTS and why would you care?

Presentation: What is Open PHACTS and why would you care?

CiMUS Innopharma Open Innovation Day, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Stefan Senger (GlaxoSmithKline) View presentation

Conference: BioMedBridges Knowledge Exchange Workshop

BioMedBridges Knowledge Exchange Workshop: Data strategies for research infrastructures, Garching, Germany Chris Evelo (Maastricht University) represented Open PHACTS

Open PHACTS Phenotypic Screening Workshop

Understanding the knowledge management needs of phenotypic screening (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Conference: SmartLab Exchange 2015

SmartLab Exchange 2015, Philadelphia, USA Antony Williams (Royal Society of Chemistry) contributed to a keynote panel: Transform Your Data into Knowledge: How to Use Data to Drive Intelligence and Improve R&D Productivity

Conference: SLAS 2015

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SLAS 2015, 4th Annual Conference & Exhibition, Washington, D.C., USA Bryn Williams-Jones (Open PHACTS Foundation) gave a presentation: The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform – Semantic Data Integration for Life Sciences

Presentation: The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform – Semantic Data Integration for Life Sciences

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SLAS 2015, 4th Annual Conference & Exhibition, Washington, D.C., USA Bryn Williams-Jones (Open PHACTS Foundation) View presentation

Conference: NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015

NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015, Bethesda, USA Antony Williams (Royal Society of Chemistry) represented Open PHACTS

Project Meeting: Developers’ Meeting

On January 20, 2015, Posted by , In Project Meetings, By , With No Comments

Developers’ Meeting, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Open PHACTS PLoS ONE publication

On December 18, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Some great examples of how Open PHACTS can help solve drug discovery problems have just been published in the open access journal PLOS ONE: The Application of the Open Pharmacological Concepts Triple Store (Open PHACTS) to Support Drug Discovery Research

Publication: The Application of the Open Pharmacological Concepts Triple Store (Open PHACTS) to Support Drug Discovery Research

Integration of open access, curated, high-quality information from multiple disciplines in the Life and Biomedical Sciences provides a holistic understanding of the domain. Additionally, the effective linking of diverse data sources can unearth hidden relationships and guide potential research strategies. However, given the lack of consistency between descriptors and identifiers…

Conference: SB@NL2014 Systems Biology Symposium

On December 15, 2014, Posted by , In Conferences, By ,,, , With No Comments

SB@NL2014 Systems Biology Symposium: Tackling Complexity through Data Integration, Maastricht, the Netherlands Chris Evelo (Maastricht University) represented Open PHACTS

Publication: Using the BioAssy Ontology for Analyzing High-Throughput Screening Data

High-throughput screening (HTS) is the main starting point for hit identification in drug discovery programs. This has led to a rapid increase of available screening data both within pharmaceutical companies and the public domain. We have used the BioAssay Ontology (BAO) 2.0 for assay annotation within AstraZeneca to enable comparison…

Job Opportunity: OPF Technical and Strategic Coordinator

On December 9, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

An exciting opportunity for an experienced pharma/life-science professional to join the Open PHACTS Foundation as technical strategic co-ordinator. For more information, please see the job listing.

Open PHACTS added to the OMICtools directory

On December 9, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Open PHACTS has been added to the OMICtools directory of resources for biomedical researchers: http://omictools.com/open-phacts-s7428.html

Conference: DTL On Track

DTL On Track (DTL and ELIXIR-NL kickoff), Amersfoort, the Netherlands Paul Groth (VU University Amsterdam) represented Open PHACTS

Conference: EKAW 2014

EKAW 2014, The 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, Linköping, Sweden Stefan Schlobach (VU University Amsterdam) represented Open PHACTS

Human Proteome data in RDF format

We are excited that Open PHACTS team members’ experience helped make Human Proteome data available in RDF format: http://www.proteinatlas.org/about/download

Conference: Bring Your Own Data: Rare Disease Registries

Bring Your Own Data: Rare Disease Registries (and biobanks), Rome, Italy Núria Queralt-Rosinach (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) attended as a linked data expert

Conference: eResearch Africa 2014

eResearch Africa 2014, Cape Town, South Africa Barend Mons (LUMC) represented Open PHACTS

Open PHACTS Foundation participates in Horizon 2020

On November 25, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

The Open PHACTS Foundation will be participating in Big Data Europe’s Horizon 2020 project, which aims to integrate existing big data infrastructures into an extensible stack of semantically interoperable, large-scale, multi-lingual data assets. Part of the Foundation’s role will involve running pilots on services combining data and functionalities from the Open…

Conference: 6th Spanish Drug Discovery Network (SDDN) Meeting

6th Spanish Drug Discovery Network (SDDN) Meeting, Madrid, Spain Bryn Williams-Jones (Connected Discovery) gave a presentation: The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform: Semantic Data Integration for Life Sciences

Presentation: The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform: Semantic Data Integration for Life Sciences

6th Spanish Drug Discovery Network (SDDN) Meeting, Madrid, Spain Bryn Williams-Jones (Connected Discovery) View presentation

Publication: Drug Discovery FAQs: Workflows for answering cross concept drug discovery questions

On November 20, 2014, Posted by , In Publications, With No Comments

Modern data-driven drug discovery requires integrated resources to support decision-making and enable new discoveries. The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform (http://dev.openphacts.org) was built to address this requirement by focusing on drug discovery questions that are of high priority to the pharmaceutical industry. Although complex, most of these frequently asked questions (FAQs)…

Publication: On the formulation of performant SPARQL queries

The combination of the flexibility of RDF and the expressiveness of SPARQL provides a powerful mechanism to model, integrate and query data. However, these properties also mean that it is nontrivial to write performant SPARQL queries. Indeed, it is quite easy to create queries that tax even the most optimised…

Conference: BrazMedChem 2014

BrazMedChem 2014, the 7th Brazilian Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, Campos do Jordão, Brazil Antony Williams (Royal Society of Chemistry) represented Open PHACTS

Open PHACTS API: 40 million hits in November

On November 11, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

An amazing new record – over 40 million hits were recorded on the Open PHACTS API in November 2014! Find out more about the API at dev.openphacts.org,

Project Meeting: Project & Science Forum

On November 6, 2014, Posted by , In Project Meetings, By , With No Comments

Open PHACTS Project & Science Forum (Mölndal, Sweden)

Project Meeting: Steering Committee

On November 6, 2014, Posted by , In Project Meetings, By , With No Comments

8th Steering Committee meeting (Mölndal, Sweden)

Conference: SICSA DEMOfest 2014

SICSA DEMOfest 2014, Edinburgh, UK Alasdair Gray (Heriot-Watt University) gave a presentation: The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform