NCBO Seminar Series - Meeting Info for Wed, March 18! Print
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Monday, 16 March 2009 18:25
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology is pleased to announce its next online Seminar Series, Wednesday, March 18th at 10am PST. Please note there will not be a VOIP option, and attendees must call into the teleconference.

This series aims to showcase new projects, technologies and ideas in biomedical ontology by featuring the work of a different collaborator each session. It is a webinar held online, and as such is open to anyone interested, regardless of location or affiliation.

Below is Information on how to join next week’s online meeting and accompanying teleconference. The seminar will be presented by Kei Cheung, Associate Professor at the Yale Center for Medical informatics. The title of the presentation will be “WikiNeuron: Semantic Wiki of Collective Minds in Neuroscience”.

For a schedule of 2009 presentations through June, or for more information about the series, please visit the Seminar Series home page: Information on how to join this week’s webinar is given below. To receive information on or to join any future meetings, please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The sponsoring organization, the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (, is a consortium of leading biologists, clinicians, informaticians, and ontologists who develop innovative technology and methods allowing scientists to create, disseminate, and manage biomedical information and knowledge in machine-processable form.

We hope to see you there.

Title: WikiNeuron: Semantic Wiki of Collective Minds in Neuroscience

Abstract: Recently, there have been an increasing number of bio-Wiki projects including Gene Wiki, WikiProteins, WikiPathways, Proteopedia, SNPedia, etc. To extend the Wiki frontier to the neurosciences, we have created a collaborative and semantically-enabled Wiki prototype called "Wiki Neuron".

This prototype allows us to explore the potential benefits of semantic wiki technologies in collective and collaborative neuroscience knowledge acquisition, annotation, and integration. We plan to transform the prototype into a Wiki-based collaboratory by collaborating with communities such as the Semantic Web, ontology, and SIOC communities. In addition, we will utilize the resources generated by the Neuroscience Information Framework that aims at enhancing neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to research data and tools.

Topic: NCBO Seminar Series
Date: The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every 1 months
Time: 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -07:00, San Francisco)
Meeting Number: 929 613 752
Meeting Password: ncbomeeting

Please click the link below to see more information about the meeting, including its agenda, or to join the meeting.

To join the online meeting
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: ncbomeeting
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To join the meeting on iPhone
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To join the teleconference
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
Global call-in numbers:

For assistance
1. Go to
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

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Shauna B. Kanel
Communications Coordinator& Web Editor
Stanford University
Division of Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR)
National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO)

 Medical School Office Building, Room X-217
251 Campus Drive | Stanford, CA 94305-5101
(650) 736-0786
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