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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Dr Paul Schofield awarded Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative prize

The award is sponsored by Pistoia Alliance, a group of life science industry experts.

We are delighted to announce that the teams of Dr Paul Schofield of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience has been awarded the prize for the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative challenge sponsored by the Pistoia Alliance. The prize, which was presented at the Ontology Matching Workshop of the International Semantic Web Conference 2016 in Kobe, Japan, was awarded jointly with Prof. Robert Hoehndorf ( King Abdullah University, Saudi Arabia) and Prof. George Gkoutos ( University of Birmingham). The winning entry, a method entitled "Integrating phenotype ontologies with PhenomeNET" can be found here. PhenomeNET integrates phenotypic and genotypic information from human and model organism databases together with drug target and indication data, to facilitate the discovery of novel human disease genes and repurposing of drugs for rare diseases.