This Friday's Webinar: Dr. Molly Bogue And Dr. Elissa Chesler present the Mouse Phenome Database: An Integrative Database And Analysis Suite For Curated Empirical Phenotype Data
This Friday (4/27/18) Dr. Molly Bogue And Dr. Elissa Chesler will join us at 11 AM PST to discuss the Mouse Phenome Database: An Integrative Database And Analysis Suite For Curated Empirical Phenotype Data. Please join us! Here is the Zoom Link: https://uchealth.zoom.us/j/977458633
Biographies: Dr. Molly Bogue is a Research Scientist at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. She is Principal Investigator of the Mouse Phenome Database project. Her interests include research replicability in preclinical research and sex differences.
Dr. Elissa Chesler is currently an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her laboratory integrates quantitative genetics, bioinformatics and behavioral science to understand and identify the biological basis for the relationships among behavioral traits.
Synopsis: The Mouse Phenome Database (MPD), in existence since 2001, provides access to primary experimental trait data, genotypic variation, protocols and analysis tools for mouse genetic studies. Data are contributed by investigators worldwide and represent a broad scope of phenotyping endpoints and disease-related traits in naïve mice and those exposed to drugs, environmental agents or other treatments. MPD ensures rigorous curation of phenotype data and supporting documentation using relevant ontologies and controlled vocabularies. As a repository of curated and integrated data, MPD provides a means to access/re-use baseline data, as well as allows users to identify sensitized backgrounds for making new mouse models with genome editing technologies, analyze trait co-inheritance, benchmark assays in their own laboratories, and many other research applications. MPD’s primary source of funding is NIDA. For this reason, a majority of MPD data is neuro- and behavior-related. In this webinar, we will explore new tools and features of the recently re-implemented MPD with emphasis on neuro-behavior examples.