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[protege-discussion] REMINDER: NCBO Webinar - Cecilia Arighi, September 1 at 10:00am PT

Trish Whetzel plwhetzel at
Tue Aug 31 09:36:38 PDT 2010

The next NCBO Webinar will be held TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 1 at
10:00am PT. The Webinar will be presented by Dr. Cecilia Arighi from the
University of Delaware on "The Protein Ontology (PRO) and its web
resources". Below is information on how to join the online meeting via WebEx
and accompanying teleconference. Please note there will not be a VOIP option
and attendees must call into the teleconference.  For the full schedule of
the NCBO Webinar presentations see: .

The Protein Ontology (PRO) provides the formal and logical representation of
proteins (including isoforms, variants and modified forms) and protein
complexes. PRO content is gathered either by manual curation from the
scientific literature or by large-scale processing of resources that provide
curated protein and pathway information. The information found in the
ontology, the annotation and the mapping files is stored in a database that
is used in the PRO website ( to facilitate
data integration and easy data retrieval. The PRO homepage is the starting
point to navigate through the Protein Ontology resources, providing access
to quick browse, links to several documents and information pages, the ftp
download page, the term request and annotation pages, the ontology browser,
and the advanced search. In this seminar I will give a background on the
Protein Ontology, its content and the current web resources along with some
working examples.  PRO is part of the Open Biomedical Ontology Foundry and
it is funded by NIH.

Dr. Cecilia Arighi is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of
Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware. Dr. Arighi has a
Ph.D in Biochemistry and has worked in the bioinformatics field for the last
5 years after joining the Protein Information Resource (PIR) at Georgetown
University (currently co-hosted at University of Delaware). She is highly
interested in the accurate representation of protein information (e.g
sequence, evolution, function, post-translational modifications, and
pathways) that can be reasoned both by humans and computers to provide the
basis for hypothesis generation. Dr. Arighi has been trained as a biocurator
and has been actively engaged on various biocurator-related activities
including (i) curation and quality control (at PIR) for UniProtKB database;
(ii) curation of the Protein Ontology (PRO) and development of its curation
interface (RACE-PRO); (iii) the development (in collaboration with text
mining group) and evaluation of natural language processing tools to assist
the biologists in retrieving information about proteins; and the (iv)
organization of the interactive task for BioCreative III. Within the Protein
Ontology project, she has been involved in the design of the protein
ontology framework, in leading the curation efforts, in community outreach
activities, and developing the PRO web resource.

Topic: NCBO Webinar Series
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Time: 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 926 719 478
Meeting Password: ncbomeeting

To join the online meeting (Now from iPhones and other Smartphones too!)
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: ncbomeeting
4. Click "Join Now".

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

To join the audio conference only
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
Global call-in numbers:

Access code:926 719 478

For assistance
1. Go to
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

You can contact me at:
whetzel at

To update this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft
Outlook), click this link:

WebEx will automatically setup Meeting Manager for Windows the first time
you join a meeting. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by
clicking this link:

Trish Whetzel, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Ph: 650-721-2378
whetzel at
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