Posters :: Lab2 (Tang P, Song Y)

If you submit a poster to the conference and would like to be included here, please contact the co-chairs with your poster details.

The following are confirmed poster presentations. Note that there is no dedicated poster session for the workshop – there is just one general poster session for the conference. The information below should help you to find the posters relevant to our workshop.

Lab2: a Web platform for mouse geneticists

Paul LF Tang, You-Qiang Song
Department of Biochemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

The enhancement of web technology and internet infrastructure dramatically changed the way of our daily communication. In this Web 2.0 era, we can easily manage and share our photos, articles or even bookmark via a number of online services(e.g. Flickr, Facebook), contribute our knowledge to the public domain (e.g. Wikipedia, Freebase) or even create a virtual world (e.g. SecondLife, GoogleLively). The internet becomes a square for data generation, transfer and discussion.

In a laboratory, with the terabytes of information being generated from different dimension of the biological systems from different sources with different technologies, data collection, integration and ultimately sharing had posted a major problem for scientific research. Mouse is one of the model organism with a huge amount of data being generated everyday from different laboratories. However, laboratory results are often kept in one’s lab notebook and never aim for sharing. While the practice of having a lab notebook is indeed very good, however, the one dimension paper based recording method has become inadequate when compared to the speed and volume of current research. Recent efforts from mouse communities in sequencing 15 inbred strains, phenotyping more than 100 mouse strains on more than 100 phenotypes, cataloging embryo’s gene expression pattern throughout the whole developmental stages and generating a set of collaborative cross of 1000 mouse lines from 8 inbred strains for potential mapping of disease-causing genes to 1Mb, post a serious problem for one to organize the huge amount of data and trigger the need of collaboration and sharing of laboratory results.

Inspired by the Open Science communities and recent advancement in web technologies and products, we initiate this project to explore ways of using different Web 2.0 services or technologies to facilitate mouse geneticists to 1) record, organize and visualize the data generated from a laboratory in electronic form, 2) correlate one’s own data with that in the public domain and 3) share with the public communities and ultimately and hopefully practice open science.

Communicating Results from International Collaborations in the Information Age: Introducing the Genomic Applications for Humanity (Genapha) Website
Denise Daley, D Zamar, J Park, B Tripp
James Hogg iCAPTURE Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Open Data and Apache CouchDB
Paul J Davis, S Kumar
New England Biolabs



  1. […] While Cameron has actively experimented a number of possibilities, my idea still remains as an abstract and is moving towards creating my own platform for data recording, exchange, analysis, publishing […]

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