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New Member Interested in HCLS

From: Iker Huerga <ihuerga@linkatu.net>
Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 13:03:44 +0200
Message-ID: <4DC28410.3010105@linkatu.net>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
CC: stephens_susie_m@lilly.com, marshall@science.uva.nl, Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Dear All,

Let me introduce myself. My name is Iker Huerga founder of a Spanish 
start-up that recently joined W3C called LINKatu[1]. LINKatu aims to 
support data integration in life sciences and health care domain through 
Semantic Web technologies. In this context, Alberto Labarga [2] and I 
[3] joined HCLSIG in representation of LINKatu in order to try to 
contribute to the great work you are doing.

Firs of all, we would like to congratulate all of you, we have been 
following your work for the last years and it is exceptional.

But, at the moment we really do not know what are the tasks you are 
carrying out  or in which ones we could fit better. So I have put online 
some prototypes so that you can figure out what are we working on from 
LINKatu. [4] [5] and [6] are mainly related to Breast Cancer early 
diagnosis and treatment while [7] is related to Alzheimer's disease.

[4] is a SPARQL-driven app that retrieves useful information (Clinical 
Trials, meds and genes) for a specific patient. It automatically 
retrieves patient data from pathology and radiology reports but I have 
coded simple user menus so that you can test it. Just click on "get 
info" button and follow "More Info" links once the info is displayed.

[5] is the prototype of the app that is being deployed in Cruces 
Hospital at Bilbao. It gathers the life cycle of a patient in the Breast 
Pathology Department from the first visit until after surgery. I do not 
have access to the Hospital's database from here but you can figure out 
what the biomarkers are using the menu bar.

[6] this tool uses a basic Jena inference engine in order to provide 
helpful information for early diagnosis and treatment in breast cancer. 
Just use the left column menu. You can see the ontology we use,  
clicking on "Ontología" at the bottom of the menu (is a WebProtege server).

[7] is another SPARQL-driven app for Translational Medicine in 
Alzheimer's disease. You can play the role of a patient, physician or 
researcher using the top menu tabs in order to navigate through the 
application. It is mainly based on the PharmaOntology project you published.

I hope you find them interesting.

Looking forward for your recommendations to start contributing to the 
Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group.

Best Regards.

[1] http://linkatu.net/
[2] http://www.linkedin.com/in/albertolabarga
[3] http://www.linkedin.com/pub/iker-huerga/20/546/a2a

Iker Huerga Sánchez
Co-Founder, LINKatu
Polo de Innovación Garaia
Goiru, 1. Edificio A, 4º Piso
20500 Arrasate - Gipuzkoa
T+34 943 712 072 F+34 943 712 223
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