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Comparative and Functional Genomics
Volume 3, Issue 5, Pages 447-450
Meeting Review

From Genotype to Phenotype: Linking Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics Ontologies

European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK

Received 27 May 2002; Accepted 6 June 2002

Copyright © 2002 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A small group of around 40 people came together at the Chancellors Conference Centre in Manchester for the Ontologies Workshop, chaired by Alan Rector and Robert Stevens. The workshop was, rather strangely, spread over 2 half days. In hindsight, this programme worked very well as it gave people the opportunity to chat over a drink on the Saturday evening and share ideas, before launching into the second half on the following day. The participants were from various walks of life, all with a common interest in finding out more about ontologies and promoting collaborations between the medical informatics and bioinformatics ontology communities.