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.

Further information is available at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/GOA/kidney/index.html and http://www.geneontology.org/GO.renal.shtml?all.