Genome Organization and Ontologies
Michael Ashburner - Emeritus Professor
Address: C/o Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EH, United Kingdom
Drosophila, genome organization, bioinformatics, ontologies
My research interests were in two different areas: genome organization and evolution in Drosophila and the development of structured controlled vocabularies (ontologies) for use in the context of biological databases.
Please note that this lab does not accept PhD applications
5 key publications
- The Reference Genome Group of the Gene Ontology Consortium (2009) The Gene Ontology's Reference Genome Project: A unified framework for functional annotation across species. PLoS Comp. Biol. 5 : e100043.
- L. Teixeira, A, Ferreira and M. Ashburner (2008) The bacterial symbiont Wolbachia induces resistance to RNA viral infections in Drosophila melanogaster. PloS Biology 6: 2753-2763
- P. de Matos, M. Ennis, J. Hastings, M. Zbinden, A. McNaught, R. Alcantara, M. Guedj, M. Ashburner and K. Degtyarenko. (2008) ChEBI; A database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest. Nucleic Acids Res. 36: D344-D350
- J.M. Ranz, D. Maurin, Y. S. Chan, M. von Grotthuss, L.W. Hillier, J. Roote, M. Ashburner, C.M. Bergman (2007) Principles of genome evolution in the Drosophila melanogaster species group. PLoS Biol. 5: e152
- B. Smith, M. Ashburner, W. Ceusters, C.J. Mungall, M.A.Musen, N.H. Shah, J. Bard, K. Eilbeck, A. Ireland, N. Leontis, P. Rocca-Serra, C. Rosse, S.E. Lewis (2007) The OBO Foundry: Remoulding Ontology to Support Data Integration. Nature Biotechnology 25: 1251-1255
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