Ontology Development Group
The Ontology Development Group in the OHSU Library is an interdisciplinary group led by Dr. Melissa Haendel. An ontology is a formal representation of domain knowledge in the form of concepts and how they relate to each other within the domain.
Who are we?
- Bench scientists turned ontologists and biocurators
- Computer scientists turned bioinformaticians
- Medical practioners turned software developers
 Ontologist (on·tolo·gist n.) a domain expert who classifies information in a knowledgebase
 Biocurator (bio·cu·ra·tor n.) a professional scientist who collects, annotates, and validates data that is disseminated by biological databases or journals
Melissa Haendel will give a keynote talk at the upcoming International Society for Biocuration Conference, April 10-14, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland.