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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

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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.

GO annotation of autism relevant proteins

A UCL Genetics of Human Disease MSc student spent several months focusing on the annotation of 17 human proteins associated with autism, as well as many of the orthologous proteins.

Cardiovascular Gene Annotation Newsletter May 2015

The UCL cardiovascular gene annotation newsletter is now available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/functional-gene-annotation/cardiovascular/newslette.... We discuss the release of microRNA GO annotations and the success of our introduction to bioinformatics and GO workshop. The Cardiovascular Gene Ontology Annotation Initiative represents a collaboration between University College London and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), funded by the British Heart Foundation (grant RG/13/5/30112).