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Start at 1:20pm Welcome to the Sharing Biological Pathway Information BOF!. ISMB, Toronto July 21, 2008. Pathway Database History. >240 Pathway Databases!. http://pathguide.org. Varied formats, representation, coverage Pathway data extremely difficult to combine and use. Vuk Pavlovic.
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Start at 1:20pmWelcome to the Sharing Biological Pathway InformationBOF! ISMB, Toronto July 21, 2008
>240 Pathway Databases! http://pathguide.org • Varied formats, representation, coverage • Pathway data extremely difficult to combine and use Vuk Pavlovic
Software Database User Biological Pathway Exchange (BioPAX) Before BioPAX After BioPAX Unifying language >100 DBs and tools Tower of Babel Reduces work, promotes collaboration, increases accessibility
Towards an Integrated Cell Map • Semantic pathway integration is very hard Relationships Physical entities
Pathway Sharing • Common language e.g. BioPAX, PSI-MI, SBML, CellML • Sharing systems (open access) • Merging data from different sources • Semantic integration • Querying system – Google of Pathways • Author entry / publication mechanisms