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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Open PHACTS community workshop

Of course, you can start hacking with Open PHACTS any day, but please see this invitation (I will not be present myself):
    You are cordially invited to the upcoming Open PHACTS Community Workshop on 26 June.
    The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform is a freely accessible infrastructure that semantically integrates publicly available data for applied life science R&D. The Platform provides a powerful Application Programming Interface (API) which allows application builders and researchers to query the integrated data using existing applications, to build new applications and to access the API using workflows tools (e.g. KNIME). Examples of such applications, which illustrate what can be achieved, include the Open PHACTS Explorer, ChemBioNavigator, and PharmaTrek.

    The Open PHACTS Community Workshop in London on 26 June aims to introduce members of the academic community to the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform. The workshop will be of interest to: 
    • Researchers who would benefit from directly querying the Open PHACTS API using scripting languages or by developing applications to consume the data.
    • Lecturers & Principal Investigators who can use the Open PHACTS application ecosystem to access the data within the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform.

    The Community Workshop will introduce attendees to the Open PHACTS API and showcase how it can be used to create new or enhance existing applications. We will demonstrate, using real life use-cases, how universities can use the Open PHACTS API and associated tools for teaching and research in drug discovery.

    The Workshop is free to attend, please register your interest by replying to london@openphactsfoundation.org. Feel free to forward this email to interested members of the academic community.

    Please find a preliminary agenda attached. We very much look forward to seeing you in London.

    Kind regards
The next chance to discuss Open PHACTS in person with me, is the International Conference on Chemical Structures, in the first week of June. And, if you like to learn about and/or contribute to the R client "ropenphacts" I have been hacking on, just let me know!