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[protege-discussion] NCBO Webinar - Andrew Su and Ben Good, October 6 at 10:00am PT

Trish Whetzel plwhetzel at
Fri Oct 1 14:45:09 PDT 2010

The next NCBO Webinar will be presented by Drs. Andrew Su and Ben Good from
the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation on "The Gene
Wiki: Cultivating and mining community intelligence in biology" at 10:00am
PDT, Wednesday, October 6.  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 goal of the Gene Wiki is to create a continuously-updated,
collaboratively-written, and community-reviewed review article for every
gene in the human genome.  The Gene Wiki currently takes the form of ~10,000
Wikipedia articles, each describing one human gene.  In total, the Gene Wiki
contains over 65 MB of text content.  It receives over four million page
views and one thousand edits per month.  Having attained a sizeable and
growing volume of content, one major area of emphasis is improving the
computability of this resource. Specifically, we will describe our efforts
to mine candidate structured gene annotations from community-contributed
text in the Gene Wiki.

Andrew Su has been at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research
Foundation (GNF) since 2002 where he is currently the Associate Director of
Bioinformatics.  One focus of his research is building tools to harness the
intelligence of communities.  The Gene Wiki ( and BioGPS ( are the two primary applications in this area.
Andrew received his Ph.D. from the Scripps Research Institute and did his
undergraduate at Northwestern University.  To overcome his deep-seated
ignorance of ontologies and their applications, Andrew hired Ben Good as a
personal tutor.  More importantly, Ben leads the effort to structure Gene
Wiki content.  Ben has been a postdoctoral associate at GNF since May 2010.
Prior to that, he received his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia,
M.Sc. at the University of Sussex, and BS at UC San Diego.

Topic: NCBO Webinar Series
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Time: 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 926 719 478
Meeting Password: ncbomeeting

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