Pistoia Alliance Virtual Conference: Cellosaurus, a FAIR Repository
This on-demand webinar is part of the Pistoia Alliance June 2020 Virtual Conference Week. For more information about related events, please visit our online calendar.
Topic: The Cellosaurus, a FAIR Repository to Help Researchers Navigate the Confusing Universe of Cell Lines
Speaker: Amos Bairoch, University of Geneva and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
This webinar presents the Cellosaurus, a manually curated knowledge resource which aims to describe all cell lines used in biomedical research. It provides information on immortalized, naturally immortal and finite life cell lines. Its taxonomy scope encompasses both vertebrates and invertebrates. Currently it describes over 122,000 cell lines from 684 species. For each cell line it provides a wealth of information, cross‐references and literature citations. The Cellosaurus is available on the ExPASy server (https://web.expasy.org/cellosaurus/) and can be downloaded in different formats under the CC BY 4.0 license.
The Cellosaurus is a key resource to help researchers identify potentially contaminated/misidentified cell lines, thus contributing to improving the quality and reproducibility of research in the life sciences. It is part of the Resource Identification Initiative (RII) which aims to enable resource transparency within the biomedical literature through the use of Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs). Some of the information in the Cellosaurus is uploaded into Wikidata thus allowing semantic connection of cell lines to other biological objects. We would like to expand its use in the context of the FAIRification of biological data by providing an RDF version of the resource and a SPARQL endpoint query service.
Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Geneva, Amos Bairoch is head of the CALIPHO group of the SIB – Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Currently his main activities are focused on the development of neXtProt, a web knowledge platform on human proteins and of the Cellosaurus, a cell line knowledgebase. Amos Bairoch has been awarded several distinctions, among which the European Latsis Prize, the Otto Naegeli Prize, the HUPO Distinguished Achievement Award and the ABRF Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomolecular Technologies. He is an ISCB Fellow.
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