The following projects are important strategic partners of the Disease Maps effort, with overlapping and complementary activities and identified shared objectives.

Newt Editor

Description: Newt is an open source web-based editor for pathways in SBGN.
Contact: Ugur Dogrusoz, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Launch Newt:


Description: WikiPathways is a database of biological pathways maintained by and for the scientific community.
Contact: Alexander Pico, Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco, United States

Pathway Commons

Description: Pathway Commons aims to collect and disseminate biological pathway and interaction data. Data is collected from partner databases and is represented in the BioPAX standard.
Contact: Gary Bader, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Physiome Project

Description: The Physiome Project is developing a multi-scale modelling framework for understanding physiological function that allows models to be combined and linked in a hierarchical fashion.
Contact: Peter Hunter, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Description: Garuda is a connectivity platform for discovering and navigating through interoperable gadgets with applications in biology and medicine.
Contact: Samik Ghosh, The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Virtual Metabolic Human

Description: The Virtual Metabolic Human links human metabolism, gut microbiome metabolism, nutrition, and disease.
Contact: Ines Thiele, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, Belval, Luxembourg