DisGeNET Platform presented at the BioHackathon 2015 in Nagasaki.

Núria Queralt, postdoctoral researcher of the Integrative Bioinformatics group of GRIB (IMIM-UPF), has been invited to present DisGeNET: A discovery platform for the dynamical exploration of human diseases and their genes at the BioHackathon 2015.

DisGeNET is a discovery platform on human diseases and their genes, developed by the Integrative Biomedical Informatics group, led by Laura I. Furlong and F. Sanz. DisGeNET covers the full spectrum of human diseases, and currently contains more than 400,000 associations between approx. 17,000 genes and 14,000 diseases. DisGeNET is available as a web interface, a Cytoscape plugin and Semantic Web tools. For a detailed information of the methodology, see the original publications Piñero et al, 2015, Bauer-Mehren et al, 2011 and Bauer-Mehren et al, 2010.

 The BioHackathon conference focus on standardization and interoperability of bioinformatics information and web services for improving integration, preservation and utilization of databases in life sciences and it has been organized by the National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) and Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS) since 2008. The BioHackathon 2015 has been held at the Nagasaki University in Nagasaki, Japan. Experts in the field of biomedical ontologies, data integration, semantic web, among other fields, participated in this event.

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