Ontologies for evolutionary biology

Date29-Jul-2013 ~ 2-Aug-2013
ProjectAnatomy ontologies in evolutionary biology and genetics
SummaryEvolutionary research has been revolutionized by the explosion of genetic information available, and ontologies must play a central crucial in relating this knowledge to observable diversity. Ontologies provide scaffolding that interconnects many kinds of observations; across species, they provide evolutionary, developmental, and mechanistic insights. In this course, we will discuss the integration points between ontologies including anatomy, phenotype, ecology, and biodiversity efforts; on partnerships between domain experts and expert ontologists; and on descriptions of various tools and tricks to handle ontologies and ontology-annotated data in the context of evolutionary biology.