Adventures with combining PubMed and ChEMBL

One of the things I’ve been investigating lately is the open access segment of PubMed, which is a rather massive collection of open access medicine-relevant publications, with accompanying full text.  Similarly with the ChEMBL database, which is focused on structure-activity data traceable back to the original literature document from which each datapoint was curated. This is all for the purpose of advancing the BioAssay Express mission of making the world’s bioassay protocols machine readable (aka FAIR). Continue reading

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KNIME integration with BioAssay Express

knime_bae0As of now, there’s a KNIME plugin that can be used to access data from the BioAssay Express. The plugin uses the existing API functionality that can grab all of the available bioassay protocols, or a subset as defined by a query, and bring them into the KNIME ecosystem as a table which can be processed using the multitude of other node types. Continue reading

American Chemical Society meeting: Autumn 2018 Boston

ACS time is sneaking up on us, as it tends to do: in about 2 months from now – August 2018 – a large proportion of the world’s chemistry community will be converting in Boston, including myself. This particular city is probably my favourite venue, simply by virtue of being such a massive hub for various forms of chemistry and derived industries, such as small molecule drug discovery.

My presentation will be on the Wednesday:

Paper ID 2972556 / CINF 150
Title Bringing assay protocols into the age of informatics
Session Drug Discovery: Cheminformatic Approaches
Section Division of Chemical Information
Time 1:30pm, Wednesday 22 August 2018

As for the last couple of meetings, I will be presenting aspects of the BioAssay Express project, on behalf of Collaborative Drug Discovery. Our team has been quietly expanding in numbers and working hard making the product more powerful and more polished, so there are lots of new features to talk about!