Phenotype Database Jamboree
14 Jun 2012
NBIC is co-organizing a 3-day jamboree around Phenotype Database, one of the NBIC showcase software products. A dedicated group of participants from academic partners, such as University of Bologna, Maastricht University, Wageningen University, and industrial partners, such as TNO, Nestle and Thomson Reuters will get together to discuss the roadmap for the software.
The (Nutritional) Phenotype Database (DbNP) helps biologists to interpret the results of biology studies which involve multiple 'omics' techniques. Initially, it was aimed at medium sized nutrigenomics intervention studies (hence the name), but it is now also used for storing studies from different biology areas, such as environmental plant studies. DbNP can be used to store detailed information about the design of your studies, to link those study designs to actual 'omics' data, and to interpret the measured data along the axes of your study design.
At the Jamboree Scientists will perform a hands-on multi-study meta-analysis. They will try to find out how the Phenotype Database metadata mechanisms can be used to compare omics and clinical data across multiple heterogeneous studies. In parallel, software developers will facilitate this comparison: they will upgrade the various API's of Phenotype Database to connect public data repositories in order to interchange data.
More information: http://phenotypefoundation.org/events/jamboree/