6th Renal GOA Initiative Newsletter
The sixth quarterly newsletter (October 2010) outlining the progression of the Renal Gene Ontology Annotation (GOA) Initiative is now available at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/GOA/kidney/newsletter/RenalGOANewsOct2010.pdf
The Renal GOA Initiative, within the UniProtKB-GOA team at the EBI (Cambridge), is a three year project funded by Kidney Research UK, led by Dr. Rolf Apweiler, Principal Investigator of the Protein and Nucleotides Database team at the EBI, and Professor Peter Scambler, a renal and cardiovascular expert at the Institute of Child Health (London UK). This project aims to provide a unique public resource for renal research by generating a detailed functional dataset for mammalian gene products implicated in kidney development and disease. By using the GO to curate scientific literature and by integrating results from high-quality high-throughput experiments, we will create an information-rich resource for the renal research community, enabling scientists to rapidly evaluate and interpret existing data and generate hypotheses to guide future research in the quest to alleviate renal disease.