|Special Guest Lectures|
|Enhancing Biological Knowledge Using Ontologies|
|Dr. Georgina Moulton|
|Fellow, Northwest Institute for Bio-Health Informatics, University of Manchester|
|Johnston Hall 338
August 24, 2006 - 09:00 am
In recent years, bioinformatics has embraced the field of ontologies as a means of combating the challenge to store, retrieve and analyse heterogeneous biological data effectively and to annotate features from genotype to phenotype. Many bio-ontologies have been developed in an ad hoc manner to suit the needs of the biological community without consideration of formal ontology engineering. Despite this bio-ontologies have been successful in enriching biological knowledge. This talk will present an overview of ontologies in the biological domain and their uses, current trends and future directions.
Dr. Georgina Moulton is a Fellow at the Northwest Institute for Bio-Health Informatics (NIBHI), a cross-faculty organisation at the University of Manchester. She has a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a PhD in Bioinformatics in which her research focused upon developing methodologies and software for improving functional prediction using a phylogenomic approach. Since then she has conducted research and gained extensive experience in developing and delivering training material in a wide range of bioinformatics areas, such as microarray data analysis and ontologies. Her most recent work has included the development of an OWL bio-ontology tutorial and exploring list patterns to represent protein family motifs