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Ontology-based neuroinformatics seminar - Nov. 4


Alan Ruttenberg
The Neurocommons Project: Integrating Data to Support Translational Research on Neurologic Diseases

Wednesday, November 4th, BICC 124 3pm

Alan Ruttenberg, scientist at Science Commons, will be speaking on Wednesday, November 4 at 3 p.m. (BICC 124) on the Neurocommons project, from making multi-modal multi-scale neuroimaging data interoperable, to enhancing queries for candidate genes involved in Alzheimer's disease.

At Science Commons, Mr. Ruttenberg works on structuring and using biological and clinical knowledge to answer questions and computationally interpret experimental data. Alan is currently involved in a number of open biomedical ontology efforts such as the Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI) and the Program on Ontologies of Neural Structures (PONS). He is also chair of the OWL Working Group specifying OWL 2, a coordinating editor of the Open Biomedical Ontology (OBO) Foundry, and a contributor to W3C Semantic Web activities. His most recent project is the Neurocommons, which is a large scale Semantic Web knowledge base of biological information aimed at supporting the neurosciences.

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