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= 2019 Meetings =
 
  
[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_January_2019|January]]
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= 2020 Meetings =
  
[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_February_2019|February]]
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_January_2020|January]]
  
[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_March_2019|March]]
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_August_2019|August]]
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_September_2019|September]]
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_August_2020|August]]
  
  
== October 3, 2019 ==
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== September 3, 2020 ==
  
=== SObA comparison graphs ===
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=== WS279 Citace upload ===
* Raymond and Juancarlos have worked on a SObA-graph based comparison tool to compare two genes for ontology-based annotations
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* September 25
* [http://wobr2.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/soba_multi.cgi?action=Gene+Pair+to+SObA+Graph Prototype 1]
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* Local CIT upload (to Wen) Tuesday September 22 by 10am Pacific
** [http://wobr2.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/soba_multi.cgi?action=annotSummaryCytoscape&filterForLcaFlag=1&filterLongestFlag=1&showControlsFlag=0&datatype=phenotype&geneOneValue=lin-3%20(Caenorhabditis%20elegans,%20WB:WBGene00002992,%20-,%20F36H1.4)&autocompleteValue=let-23%20(Caenorhabditis%20elegans,%20WB:WBGene00002299,%20-,%20ZK1067.1 Example comparison between lin-3 and let-23]
 
* [http://wobr1.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/soba_multi.cgi?action=Gene+Pair+to+SObA+Graph Prototype 2]
 
** [http://wobr1.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/soba_multi.cgi?action=annotSummaryCytoscape&filterForLcaFlag=1&filterLongestFlag=1&showControlsFlag=0&datatype=phenotype&geneOneValue=lin-3%20(Caenorhabditis%20elegans,%20WB:WBGene00002992,%20-,%20F36H1.4)&autocompleteValue=let-23%20(Caenorhabditis%20elegans,%20WB:WBGene00002299,%20-,%20ZK1067.1) Example comparison between lin-3 and let-23]
 
* What information does a user most care about?
 
# What terms (nodes) are annotated to gene 1 and what terms to gene 2
 
# For a given term, what is the relative number of annotations between gene 1 and gene 2.
 
# For a given node, what is the relative number of annotations each gene has to the total annotations of that gene.
 
* # 3 is actually what we applied to size the nodes in the single-gene version of SObA. Thus, not surprisingly, I think it is important.
 
* Generally people like Prototype 2 as a default view; we could possibly have a toggle to see the other view
 
* In either case users need a good legend and/or documentation
 
* Jae, it would be good if a user could specifically highlight nodes specific to each gene and gray-out or de-emphasize the common nodes
 
  
=== Germ line discussion ===
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=== New AFP datatype for curation status form (CSF)? ===
* Currently, the anatomy ontology has "germ line" as a type of "Cell" and a type of "Tissue", and "germ cell" as a type of "germ line"
+
* afp_othergenefunc (to capture gene function other than enzymatic activity)
* Chris would like to (1) remove "germ line" from under "Cell" and leave it under "Tissue" and (2) move "germ cell" out from under "germ line" and place directly under "Cell"
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* Can wait a bit before adding to CSF; if there will be dedicated curation for that data type we may add later
** [https://github.com/obophenotype/c-elegans-gross-anatomy-ontology/pull/23 Made pull request]
 
* Chris will update pull request to include a change to move "germline precursor cell" out from under "germ line" and place it under "Cell" (done)
 
  
=== Script to remove blank entries from Postgres ===
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=== GO annotation for description ===
* Chris stumbled across several entries in the OA that were blank (empty strings) or consisted of only whitespace, some of which were causing errors upon upload to ACEDB
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* Kimberly will look into 'male tail tip developement' terms for description
* Juancarlos has written a script to look for all such entries; 66 tables have them on sandbox (likely same on live OA)
 
* Does anyone object to removing these entries throughout Postgres?
 
* Juancarlos will remove all the empty fields identified by his script
 
  
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=== Migrate wobr1 server to AWS ===
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* SOLR, WOBr, SObA, Enrichment analysis
 +
* Working with Sibyl on the process
 +
* Will try migrating wobr1 first, as a test case
 +
* May eventually move, for example, Tazendra
 +
** Will there be drawbacks to doing this?
 +
** Can we regularly ssh into Tazendra on AWS without issue? Costs for transferring large files
 +
* Don't yet know the details of the costs, but we can try and keep track
 +
* We should move into WB or Alliance AWS instances (or Stanford)
  
== October 10, 2019 ==
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=== WormBase talk at Boston Area Worm Meeting ===
 +
* https://www.umassmed.edu/ambroslab/meetings/bawm/
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* Meeting will be virtual on Zoom
 +
* Chris will give a talk September 23rd, 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific (probably first speaker but not sure)
 +
* Send topic requests to Chris for the talk
 +
* Current topics:
 +
** Micropublications
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** Author First Pass
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** Automated Gene Descriptions
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** Community Curation
 +
** WB Query Tools
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* Chris will ask organizers if others can join: post on WormBase blog? May draw too large an audience for the zoom channel;
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* If the organizers record the talk, we can post it on the blog and WB YouTube channel
  
=== Biocuration 2020 ===
 
* Held in Bar Harbor, Maine (organized by JAX, including MGI's Sue Bello and Cindy Smith)
 
* Dates: Sunday May 17th to Wednesday May 20th, 2020
 
* Will have 3rd POTATO workshop
 
* [https://www.jax.org/education-and-learning/education-calendar/2020/05-may/biocuration-2020-conference Meeting website]
 
* Key Dates
 
** October 31, 2019 - Paper Submission Deadline
 
** January 24, 2020 - Abstract  and Workshop Submission Deadline
 
** March 6, 2020 - Notification of Acceptance
 
** April 6, 2020 - Early Bird Registration Ends
 
** May 8, 2020 - Registration Deadline
 
* Academic ISB Member, early bird registration fee is $250
 
* Author First Pass form paper, submitting to Database, biocuration issue (managed by biocuration group); authors have an opportunity to present at Biocuration conference
 
  
=== ICBO 2020 ===
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== September 10, 2020 ==
* International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies
 
* [https://icbo2020.inf.unibz.it/ Meeting website]
 
* Held in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
 
* 16 - 19 September 2020
 
  
=== SObA comparison tool ===
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=== GO GAF Files ===
* [http://wobr2.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/soba_multi.cgi?action=Gene+Pair+to+SObA+Graph Prototype #1] updated
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* WS278 GO GAF is using the new 2.2 file format
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* [https://github.com/geneontology/geneontology.github.io/blob/issue-go-annotation-2917-gaf-2_2-doc/_docs/go-annotation-file-gaf-format-22.md Specifications]
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* GO will not be emitting GAF 2.2 until the end of the year (will try to get a fixed date)
 +
* Implications for gene descriptions, but what about other tools, applications at WB?
 +
* Some errors in the current WS278 GAF, but will get fixed soon
 +
** Impacts gene descriptions for WS278, so using WS277 for now; will be OK once source GAF is fixed
  
=== Textpresso derived paper connections ===
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===Disease files on FTP===
* For example for strains and constructs, maybe anatomy terms?
+
*No changes for WS278 FTP files, except an extra custom file that Hinxton is producing mostly for gene descriptions so that we don't get the wrong human diseases via poor orthology calls (see GitHub issue https://github.com/WormBase/website/issues/7839)
* May want to flag Textpresso predictions (as opposed to manually connected)
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*Will be some consolidation of disease data possibly for WS279 FTP files, implications for downstream tools--gene descriptions, WOBR, ??
* Couple of options:
 
** 1) At time of build, populate the papers (in ACEDB/Datomic) into a 'Putative_reference' tag and display in a distinct 'Putative references' widget
 
** 2) Not part of database build, but make associations live (using RESTful API to link out to Textpresso and submit search with URL) using Textpresso with links to Textpresso and Textpresso results, giving users chance to see context of matches in sentences at the Textpresso site
 
*** A link to Textpresso could be done regardless of other approaches; low-hanging fruit?
 
*** Do a diff so that Textpresso pulls up only additional papers (not already associated)?
 
** 3) Could populate WB page with connections made through a Textpresso API call (could cache results? maybe, but might as well choose 1st option?)
 
* Transgene pipeline:
 
** Arun wrote script, matching transgene names (using regex; Is and Si transgenes) to papers, automatically populate OA
 
** Another script, captures Ex transgenes as well, automatically connects to construct objects
 
** WB only displays verified papers; unverified (predicted) associations are not dumped
 
* Could integrate author verification as part of AFP pipeline, even for older papers? Would we want to re-request AFP results for authors that have already replied in the past? Probably not
 
* Could embed AFP predictions in WB display with link to AFP form for authors (and others?) to verify, via logged-in users? Or via a validation token sent via email?
 
* Chris will make GitHub ticket to ask WB web team to add a link to Textpresso search from References widget on respective page; will require a Textpresso URL constructor
 
* Can apply to: genes, transgenes, constructs, strains, alleles, AFP-vetted entities
 
  
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=== WormBase talk at Worcester Area Worm Meeting ===
 +
* Chris set to give talk on December 1st, 2020, via Zoom, 4pm (or 4:30pm) EST / 1pm Pacific
 +
* 30 minute slot; complementary to BAWM talk?
 +
* WormBase members can attend
  
== October 17, 2019 ==
+
=== WormBase talk at Boston Area Worm Meeting ===
 +
* https://www.umassmed.edu/ambroslab/meetings/bawm/
 +
* Chris will give a talk September 23rd (< 2 weeks), 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific (probably first speaker but not sure)
 +
* WormBase members can attend; Zoom link will be sent next Monday
  
=== Alliance All Hands Face-to-Face ===
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=== Worm Anatomy Ontology Fixes ===
* Flights: has everyone already booked? No, not yet
+
* Raymond working on addressing warnings and errors (missing definitions, duplicate labels, duplicate definitions)
* Any coordination of flights from Pasadena/LA?  
+
* Assessing the best way to address them
** Ranjana and Valerio got a direct flight from Burbank to Boston on Sunday for premeetings
+
* Would be good to be able to automate some edits; options:
 +
** Use OWL API (need someone proficient in coding with OWL API)
 +
** Convert to OBO, programmatically edit, convert back to OWL?
 +
** Use Cellfie plugin for Protege?
 +
** Should discuss with Nico once we have a sense as to what changes need to be made
  
=== SObA Comparison Tool ===
+
=== Dead Variations in Postgres ===
* http://wobr2.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/soba_multi.cgi?action=Gene+Pair+to+SObA+Graph
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* Currently pulling in variations/alleles from Postgres to populate "allele" and "genetic perturbation" categories in Textpresso
* Prototype discussed last week, updated with feedback from prior discussions
+
* Noticed that many transgene names were being included, which can result in false positives for the categories
* Would this be a stand-alone tool discoverable under the Tools menu?
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* Looking at Postgres table "obo_data_variation", there are ~100,000 entries, ~40,000 with status "Dead" and ~60,000 with status "Live"
** Possibly; could be a gene page widget, but may be out of place
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* Trying to determine the history of the "Dead" variations, where most of the transgene names are coming from
** Stand-alone tool probably makes more sense
+
* May still want to include "Dead" variations/alleles in Textpresso category for historical reasons
* Life stage graph doesn't specify expression pattern vs. expression cluster; pretty much only expression patterns (no clusters)
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* We could use pattern matching to filter out transgene names
 +
* Possible to search C. elegans corpus for all "real" allele public names in the "Dead" set to see if they should still be included in categories
  
=== SObA ===
+
=== WS279 Citace Upload ===
* Raymond intending to share progress on SObA at December Alliance All-Hands Face-to-Face
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* Local Caltech upload to Spica, Tuesday September 22, 10am Pacific
* For example, share GO SObA graph for other species
+
 
* Will need to be dependent on a SOLR server with all species data
+
 
** Raymond has run into problems trying to setup his own SOLR server
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== September 17, 2020 ==
** Raymond asked Seth Carbon if we could us GO server, but he prefers not
+
 
** Appear to be software versioning issues, possible memory issues
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=== Species errors in CITace ===
 +
* Wen is reviewing species coming from CIT and will send individual curators lists of species that need correction
 +
 
 +
=== Webinars ===
 +
* We could perform a general WormBase webinar to cover all of WormBase, maybe one hour long
 +
* Allow 20-30 minutes for discussion? Can allow interruptions but plan for one hour
 +
* Follow up with more specific webinars in following months: JBrowse, WormMine, Micropublication, AFP, Textpresso Central, Ontology browser & Enrichment tools, SPELL, ParaSite BioMart
 +
* Chris and Wen can discuss how to setup
 +
* Should we have people register? Maybe
 +
* AFP probably doesn't need an hour; maybe split an hour across micropublications and AFP?
 +
 
 +
=== Transcription factors and regulatory networks ===
 +
* Had another question about TFs, asking for common TFs for a list of genes
 +
* An issue is that the TF binding data we have is in disparate forms, trying to reconcile
 +
* We have a ?Transcription_factor class; it would be good to update and integrate with other related data types
 +
 
 +
=== Alzheimer's disease portal ===
 +
* Funding has been awarded for Alzheimer's research
 +
* Ranjana: should the disease working group consider more about an Alliance Alzheimer's disease portal?
 +
* Paul S: Alliance SAB tomorrow; we'll see what the SAB says
 +
* Can look at other resources like RGD disease portals and Reactome disease-related pathway models
 +
* Ruth Lovering is doing some work in this regard
  
 
=== GO meeting ===
 
=== GO meeting ===
* Kimberly can give update on recent updates to GO from the recent GO meeting
+
* All are welcome to attend
* Slides are shared online
+
* Will discuss GAF format changes, etc.
 +
* Ranjana: should she and Valerio attend to learn about GO changes that affect the gene descriptions pipeline?
 +
** Kimberly: there could be a particular breakout group that Ranjana and Valerio could attend to discuss
 +
 
 +
=== New GAF 2.2 file ===
 +
* Kimberly has reviewed and sent feedback to Michael P
 +
* Valerio would like to stay in the loop to test the new files
  
=== "all stages Ce" life stage ===
+
=== Data mining tool comparison sheet ===
* Currently used to annotate that RNA was collected from, or a gene was observed to be expressed during, all C. elegans life stages
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* https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vBTDBOKfXn9GcdpF1bXI62VEJ7hwyz2hOyAZcoV1_ng/edit?usp=sharing
* "all stages Ce" is currently the root node of the C. elegans branch, but needs to change to generic "C. elegans life stage"
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* Needs an update
* Should we:
+
* Could we make this available to users? A link in the Tools menu?
** 1) Create a "C. elegans life span" or "C. elegans life cycle" term to represent the entire life span and annotate to that?
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* Is this useful to users? Would they understand it? Maybe be better as a curator resource
*** Does this mean that, for example, a gene is expressed at some point during the life cycle or consistently throughout the entire life span?
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* Could this be micropublished?
** 2) Annotate instead to, for example, "embryo Ce", "larva Ce", and "adult Ce" individually
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** Possible; may want to consider a series of publications with videos of webinars, etc.
* Note: authors are often vague in their descriptions simply saying "during all stages" possibly stating a beginning and end of the range
 

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September 3, 2020

WS279 Citace upload

  • September 25
  • Local CIT upload (to Wen) Tuesday September 22 by 10am Pacific

New AFP datatype for curation status form (CSF)?

  • afp_othergenefunc (to capture gene function other than enzymatic activity)
  • Can wait a bit before adding to CSF; if there will be dedicated curation for that data type we may add later

GO annotation for description

  • Kimberly will look into 'male tail tip developement' terms for description

Migrate wobr1 server to AWS

  • SOLR, WOBr, SObA, Enrichment analysis
  • Working with Sibyl on the process
  • Will try migrating wobr1 first, as a test case
  • May eventually move, for example, Tazendra
    • Will there be drawbacks to doing this?
    • Can we regularly ssh into Tazendra on AWS without issue? Costs for transferring large files
  • Don't yet know the details of the costs, but we can try and keep track
  • We should move into WB or Alliance AWS instances (or Stanford)

WormBase talk at Boston Area Worm Meeting

  • https://www.umassmed.edu/ambroslab/meetings/bawm/
  • Meeting will be virtual on Zoom
  • Chris will give a talk September 23rd, 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific (probably first speaker but not sure)
  • Send topic requests to Chris for the talk
  • Current topics:
    • Micropublications
    • Author First Pass
    • Automated Gene Descriptions
    • Community Curation
    • WB Query Tools
  • Chris will ask organizers if others can join: post on WormBase blog? May draw too large an audience for the zoom channel;
  • If the organizers record the talk, we can post it on the blog and WB YouTube channel


September 10, 2020

GO GAF Files

  • WS278 GO GAF is using the new 2.2 file format
  • Specifications
  • GO will not be emitting GAF 2.2 until the end of the year (will try to get a fixed date)
  • Implications for gene descriptions, but what about other tools, applications at WB?
  • Some errors in the current WS278 GAF, but will get fixed soon
    • Impacts gene descriptions for WS278, so using WS277 for now; will be OK once source GAF is fixed

Disease files on FTP

  • No changes for WS278 FTP files, except an extra custom file that Hinxton is producing mostly for gene descriptions so that we don't get the wrong human diseases via poor orthology calls (see GitHub issue https://github.com/WormBase/website/issues/7839)
  • Will be some consolidation of disease data possibly for WS279 FTP files, implications for downstream tools--gene descriptions, WOBR, ??

WormBase talk at Worcester Area Worm Meeting

  • Chris set to give talk on December 1st, 2020, via Zoom, 4pm (or 4:30pm) EST / 1pm Pacific
  • 30 minute slot; complementary to BAWM talk?
  • WormBase members can attend

WormBase talk at Boston Area Worm Meeting

Worm Anatomy Ontology Fixes

  • Raymond working on addressing warnings and errors (missing definitions, duplicate labels, duplicate definitions)
  • Assessing the best way to address them
  • Would be good to be able to automate some edits; options:
    • Use OWL API (need someone proficient in coding with OWL API)
    • Convert to OBO, programmatically edit, convert back to OWL?
    • Use Cellfie plugin for Protege?
    • Should discuss with Nico once we have a sense as to what changes need to be made

Dead Variations in Postgres

  • Currently pulling in variations/alleles from Postgres to populate "allele" and "genetic perturbation" categories in Textpresso
  • Noticed that many transgene names were being included, which can result in false positives for the categories
  • Looking at Postgres table "obo_data_variation", there are ~100,000 entries, ~40,000 with status "Dead" and ~60,000 with status "Live"
  • Trying to determine the history of the "Dead" variations, where most of the transgene names are coming from
  • May still want to include "Dead" variations/alleles in Textpresso category for historical reasons
  • We could use pattern matching to filter out transgene names
  • Possible to search C. elegans corpus for all "real" allele public names in the "Dead" set to see if they should still be included in categories

WS279 Citace Upload

  • Local Caltech upload to Spica, Tuesday September 22, 10am Pacific


September 17, 2020

Species errors in CITace

  • Wen is reviewing species coming from CIT and will send individual curators lists of species that need correction

Webinars

  • We could perform a general WormBase webinar to cover all of WormBase, maybe one hour long
  • Allow 20-30 minutes for discussion? Can allow interruptions but plan for one hour
  • Follow up with more specific webinars in following months: JBrowse, WormMine, Micropublication, AFP, Textpresso Central, Ontology browser & Enrichment tools, SPELL, ParaSite BioMart
  • Chris and Wen can discuss how to setup
  • Should we have people register? Maybe
  • AFP probably doesn't need an hour; maybe split an hour across micropublications and AFP?

Transcription factors and regulatory networks

  • Had another question about TFs, asking for common TFs for a list of genes
  • An issue is that the TF binding data we have is in disparate forms, trying to reconcile
  • We have a ?Transcription_factor class; it would be good to update and integrate with other related data types

Alzheimer's disease portal

  • Funding has been awarded for Alzheimer's research
  • Ranjana: should the disease working group consider more about an Alliance Alzheimer's disease portal?
  • Paul S: Alliance SAB tomorrow; we'll see what the SAB says
  • Can look at other resources like RGD disease portals and Reactome disease-related pathway models
  • Ruth Lovering is doing some work in this regard

GO meeting

  • All are welcome to attend
  • Will discuss GAF format changes, etc.
  • Ranjana: should she and Valerio attend to learn about GO changes that affect the gene descriptions pipeline?
    • Kimberly: there could be a particular breakout group that Ranjana and Valerio could attend to discuss

New GAF 2.2 file

  • Kimberly has reviewed and sent feedback to Michael P
  • Valerio would like to stay in the loop to test the new files

Data mining tool comparison sheet