The following projects are strategically important for the future advances of the Disease Maps. We initiated discussions with the leaders of the projects and in each case identified overlapping and complementary activities and shared objectives. We aim to work together as partners, integrate resources and avoid duplicated efforts.
Description: Reactome is a free, open-source, open data, curated and peer-reviewed pathway database.
Contact: Henning Hermjakob, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge, UK
Description: WikiPathways is a database of biological pathways maintained by and for the scientific community.
Contact: Martina Summer-Kutmon, Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology, Maastricht University, Netherlands
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
Description: The Virtual Metabolic Human links human metabolism, gut microbiome metabolism, nutrition, and disease.
Contact: Ines Thiele, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; Ronan M.T. Fleming, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
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