Semantic MediaWiki in neuroscience - The BlueBrain perspective
April 17, 2014
Martin Telefont explains how the famous BlueBrain project is starting to use Semantic MediaWiki to store the information about cells. Martin is talking about their use case and challenges they have faced. Published on Nov 17, 2013
Martin is responsible for collecting and evaluating biomedical information used by the Blue Brain Project, with a special focus on proteomics. He also heads the project’s efforts in automatic information classification and extraction as well as in-house ontology creation, curation and matching to public ontologies. Before joining BBP, Martin worked in neuroscience and proteomics at the University of South Dakota.
His last research project focused on tracking changes in protein expression in female rats associated with the presence or absence of steroid hormones. In this work he had to link lists of proteins from high throughput experiments to existing knowledge in the literature. This prompted him to invest time on automatic information classification and extraction. He also has an active interest in ontology as applied to the representation, storage and processing of knowledge present in the biomedical literature.