Current projects and collaborations.
We are collaborating with the BIRN project at UCSD to develop tools that utilize ontologies to query across distributed relational databases of images at multiple scales used for the study of Neurological Disease.
The Gene Ontology (GO) project is a collaborative effort to address the need for consistent descriptions of gene products in different databases.
GMOD is the Generic Model Organism Database Toolkit, a collection of software tools for creating and managing genome-scale biological databases.
We are also working on the modENCODE project--the model organism Encyclopedia of DNA Elements.
The Open Biomedical Ontologies (OBO) Foundry is a collaborative experiment: to produce well-structured vocabularies for shared use across different biological and medical domains.
One natural outgrowth of the GO project was the necessity to move from annotating the function of individual gene products to annotating protein families.
The PATO project provides a means of describing and comparing phenotypes across a variety of species