- Two undergraduate students joined the group through the DBMI summer internship program. Liron Ganel is a rising senior majoring in Biochemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics at the Indiana University, Bloomington. Derek Shyr is a returning summer intern from the Washington University in St. Louis. Welcome both Liron and Derek!
- Congratulations to Jing on the new Nucleid Acids Research paper WEB-based GEne SeT AnaLysis Toolkit (WebGestalt): update 2013. This is an update from a previous publication on WebGestalt in the same journal in 2005. For the last 7 years, WebGestalt data holdings have grown substantially to satisfy the requirements of users from different research areas. The current version of WebGestalt supports 8 organisms and 201 gene identifiers from various databases and different technology platforms. Meanwhile, by integrating functional categories derived from centrally and publicly curated databases as well as computational analyses, WebGestalt has significantly increased the coverage of functional categories in various biological contexts including Gene Ontology, pathway, network module, gene–phenotype association, gene–disease association, gene–drug association and chromosomal location, leading to a total of 78,612 functional categories. Finally, new interactive features, such as pathway map, hierarchical network visualization and phenotype ontology visualization have been added to WebGestalt to help users better understand the enrichment results. WebGestalt can be freely accessed through http://www.webgestalt.org or http://bioinfo.vanderbilt.edu/webgestalt/ .
- Dr. Zhang has received a three-year contract award from the SAIC Frederick, Inc. This contract award will support the continuous development of NetGestalt, a web application for integrating multidimensional omic data over biological networks. NetGestalt will be used to build a cancer omics data browser for data generated from the NCI TCGA and CPTAC projects.
- Qi's MCP paper has been highlighted on the Discoveries Featured of the VICB communications.
- Qi's paper Integrative omics analysis reveals the importance and scope of translational repression in microRNA-mediated regulation has been published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. Congratulations!