Data Integration in the Life Science 2017 Conference (DILS 2017)
LIST - 14/11/2017
This year we will have two renowned keynote speakers - Prof. Robert Stevens, form Manchester University, and Dr. Alex Bateman, Head of Protein Sequence Resources at EMBL-EBI - and we will introduce high quality works dealing with several aspects of data integration:
- Semantic interoperability,
Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover what the research can do for you, and to enrich your network of contacts.
Join us at DILS 2017!
Prof. Robert Stevens, University of Manchester
Ontologies and data integration: A state of the nation
In this talk, Pr Robert Stevens will describe where the bio-ontologies community is, where it needs to go and how it should do so. Along the way, he will elucidate some of the other necessary conditions for exploiting knowledge in biology. If we achieve these conditions, ontologies will still be used in another 20 years time and, by then, will have contributed significantly to our understanding of biology.
Dr Alex Bateman, EMBL-EBI
UniProt: A universal hub of protein knowledge
In this presentation Dr. Alex Bateman will discuss the UniProt KnowledgeBase which has been providing data for protein sequence and function for over 30 years. He will discuss how we are dealing with the deluge of sequence data to organise it in ways to make users lives easier and more scalable. He will show with examples how expert curators gather knowledge from the literature, evaluate it and add value through structuring it with a variety of ontologies and try to answer if expert curation scale with the vast biomedical literature.