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[ncbo-publictalks] NCBO Webinar - James Malone, Feb. 3

Trish Whetzel whetzel at
Sun Jan 31 23:56:15 PST 2010

The next NCBO Webinar will be held Wednesday, February 3 at 10am PT.  
Please note there will not be a VOIP option and attendees must call  
into the teleconference.

The Webinar will be presented by Dr. James Malone, from the European  
Bioinformatics Institute. The title of the presentation will be  
“Modeling gene expression sample variables with an application  
ontology”. Below is information on how to join the online meeting and  
accompanying teleconference. For a schedule of the 2010 presentations  
or for more information about the NCBO Seminar series, see: 

TITLE: Modeling gene expression sample variables with an application  

ABSTRACT: Describing biological sample variables with ontologies is  
complex due to the cross-domain nature of experiments. Ontologies help  
in providing annotation solutions, however, for cross-domain  
investigations, multiple ontologies are needed to represent the  
experimental data. Such ontologies are subject to rapid change, are  
often very large and are not interoperable and present complexities  
that are a barrier to users of biological resources. In this talk I  
will present our approach to curating gene expression experimental  
data with an application ontology, the Experimental Factor Ontology  
(EFO), designed to meet cross-domain, application focused use cases. I  
will also describe the additional querying power such an ontology now  
gives us in our applications, such as the Gene Expression Atlas and  
ArrayExpress at EBI. Our approach demonstrates a successful  
methodology for consuming and applying domain ontologies in a real- 
world data repository application.

Topic: NCBO Webinar Series
Date: February 3, 2010
Time: 10:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
Meeting Number: 926 719 478
Meeting Password: ncbomeeting

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