TitleCreating a specialist protein resource network: a meeting report for the protein bioinformatics and community resources retreat.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBabbitt PC, Bagos PG, Bairoch A, Bateman A, Chatonnet A, Chen MJinan, Craik DJ, Finn RD, Gloriam D, Haft DH, Henrissat B, Holliday GL, Isberg V, Kaas Q, Landsman D, Lenfant N, Manning G, Nagano N, Srinivasan N, O'Donovan C, Pruitt KD, Sowdhamini R, Rawlings ND, Saier MH, Sharman JL, Spedding M, Tsirigos KD, Vastermark A, Vriend G
JournalDatabase (Oxford)
Date Published2015

During 11-12 August 2014, a Protein Bioinformatics and Community Resources Retreat was held at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. This meeting brought together the principal investigators of several specialized protein resources (such as CAZy, TCDB and MEROPS) as well as those from protein databases from the large Bioinformatics centres (including UniProt and RefSeq). The retreat was divided into five sessions: (1) key challenges, (2) the databases represented, (3) best practices for maintenance and curation, (4) information flow to and from large data centers and (5) communication and funding. An important outcome of this meeting was the creation of a Specialist Protein Resource Network that we believe will improve coordination of the activities of its member resources. We invite further protein database resources to join the network and continue the dialogue.

Alternate JournalDatabase (Oxford)
PubMed ID26284514
PubMed Central IDPMC4499208
Grant List099156/Z/12/Z / / Wellcome Trust / United Kingdom
GM077402 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States
GM094610 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States
P41GM103311 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States
R01 GM60595 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States