Recent news

Cardiovascular Gene Annotation Newsletter February 2016

The UCL cardiovascular gene annotation newsletter is now available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/cardiovascular/newslette... A new biocurator joins us this year, Barbara Czub, and we will be supervising 2 MSc student projects. In addition, Jess and Nancy have been annotating the telomere maintenance.

Connecting together multiple GO annotations: a report on the LEGO jamboree

In December, a group of us gathered at the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics in Geneva to beta test and develop curation guidelines for a new GO annotation tool called Noctua. Noctua advances on the current GO annotation paradigm by allowing curators to connect together multiple annotations to give a cohesive picture of a biological process or mechanism.

To illustrate, consider the following two annotations which follow the current datamodel, which associates genes with GO terms:
  • TEM1 enables GTPase activity

Parkinson's Gene Annotation Project Newsletter, January 2016

The latest UCL Parkinson's UK gene annotation newsletter is now available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/neurological/newsletter.... Rebecca has been annotating the role of Wnt-signalling in dopaminergic neuron development, and Paul has been focusing on autophagy. The Parkinson’s UK Gene Ontology Initiative represents a collaboration between University College London and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and is supported by Parkinson's UK grant G-1307.

Cardiovascular Gene Annotation Newsletter November 2015

The UCL cardiovascular gene annotation newsletter is now available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/cardiovascular/newslette.... We have a new biocurator, Jess Buxton, a new look to our website, and our 2 MSc students have created 600 annotations between them. #UCLgene #UCL

Take the Gene Ontology Survey!

Survey Closed

The GO survey is now closed! You can still give us feedback on how we're doing or send us a note on twitter (@news4go).

Please assist the Gene Ontology (GO) project by completing a brief survey. The results will help us determine how we can make GO a better tool for your work, and will be used in preparation of our grant renewal. Completed surveys will be eligible for a prize draw.

Parkinson's Gene Annotation Project Newsletter October 2015

The UCL Parkinson's UK gene annotation newsletter is now available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/neurological/newsletter... . Rebecca has been annotating proteins involved in WNT-signalling and Paul has been focusing on autophagy. The Parkinson’s UK Gene Ontology Initiative represents a collaboration between University College London and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and is supported by Parkinson's UK grant G-1307.

Minor change in formatting of Gene Association Files (GAF)

We have extended the With/From column (Column 8) of the GAF2 to allow the use of commas as delimiters as well as pipes ("|"). Any GAF files that include this should have "gaf-version: 2.1" in the header, this format is documented here: http://geneontology.org/page/go-annotation-file-gaf-format-21 Other than this there are no other changes.

Cardiovascular Gene Annotation Newsletter August 2015

The new UCL cardiovascular gene annotation newsletter http://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/cardiovascular/newslette... is now available. Nancy has been submitting annotating protein complexes, Rachael has finished writing the GOC microRNA annotation guidelines and Tony has created a new PSICQUIC dataset for inclusion in Cytoscape.

BHF funded UCL-EBI collaboration leads to improved network analysis

10% increase in human PPIs at PSICQUIC following UCL-EBI collaboration funded by BHF creates GOC PPI dataset http://tinyurl.com/ob5vldo

Parkinson's Gene Annotation Newsletter July 2015

The UCL Parkinson's UK gene annotation newsletter is now available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/neurological/newsletter... The Parkinson’s UK Gene Ontology Initiative represents a collaboration between University College London and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and is supported by Parkinson's UK grant G-1307.