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RE: introductions: Phillip Lord

From: Phillip Lord <Phillip.Lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 14:21:27 -0000
Message-ID: <6942EE35B530F84EAD432959F5E4DAB5EA3738@largo.campus.ncl.ac.uk>
To: <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

I'm Phillip Lord, from University of Newcastle, having recently 
escaped the clutches of Robert Stevens and Carole Goble who 
introduced themselves earlier. I'm also co-chair of the 
Bio-Ontologies meeting at ISMB. 

I'm interested in organising data within biology, so that it
becomes more computational amenable. The reasons for the 
application of the semantic web within bioinformatics are 
obvious, I think, but there are many areas where we do not yet
know how to use the technology properly. When are semantic web 
technologies the most appropriate tools? What level of detail
do we need to capture? How do we tailor user interfaces for the 
different levels of expertise (bioinformatician, lab biologist,
sys admin, computer scientist) who wish to user the data? 
What sort of software architecture do we need to share, search 
and update semantic web data? Finally, and of course, most
importantly, what new biology can we facilitate from using these

Over the last few years, I've been researching some of these
questions with respect to comparative genomics as part of the 
ComparaGRID project, and before that, addressing service discovery
for biology as part of the myGrid project. 


Phillip Lord,                  
Lecturer in Bioinformatics,    
School of Computing Science,   
University of Newcastle,

Phone: +44 (0) 191 222 7827
Email: phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk
Web: http://homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk/phillip.lord/
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