Open PHACTS Foundation Newsletter
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Dear <<First Name>>,

Open PHACTS and Data2Discovery have been working hard to update the nuts and bolts of the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform, and are excited to announce the first details of API version 2.2, to be released later this month. Read on for details of the update, our upcoming webinars, and recent activities in the world of linked data.

API version 2.2: New data, new calls

API 2.2 is almost here! We're preparing for a release later this month, which will include major data refreshes: ChEMBL 23, and the latest datasets from UniProt and WikiPathways. Refreshes of other datasets are planned for Q3 2017 – watch this space for details.

API 2.2 will also completely replace ConceptWiki with a new text search using elastic search; for more details of how this will affect the Open PHACTS API, please sign up for our API updates.

If you would like early access to the beta release of the new API, please get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

Open PHACTS Webinars

Our next webinar is a partnership with BioExcel and will focus on virtual screening using our combined tools and data services. As always it will be free to attend, and we hope to see you there!

Title: BioExcel and Open PHACTS: Building pharmacological workflow blocks for virtual screening
Date: Monday, 17 July, 2017
Time: 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST
Registration: Free - Register Now

The BioExcel team will be joined by Stian Soiland-Reyes (The University of Manchester) and Adam Hospital (IRB Barcelona) to explain how the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform can be used with BioExcel workflow blocks to build a virtual screening pipeline. Join us to learn about this exciting new application for Open PHACTS! Full details can be found on BioExcel's website.

Keep an eye out for more news about upcoming webinars and community events on our news page – or if you prefer, subscribe to the Open PHACTS Foundation News RSS feed.

Recent Open PHACTS events

In April we hosted a webinar on Workflow Tools for Life Science Research, where our expert panel discussed questions such as, "How will workflows continue to meet the challenge of increasing volumes of data?" and, "How can we support interoperability among different workflow components?" As always, if you missed the webinar you can find a recording on our YouTube channel, and slides on Slideshare.

Thanks once again to our presenters and panellists:

  • Michael Crusoe (CWL), James Lumley (Eli Lilly) and Jean-Marc Neefs (Janssen)
  • Daniela Digles (University of Vienna) Derek Marren (Eli Lilly) and Andrei Caracoti (Biovia)

Open PHACTS was also present at the ELIXIR meeting in Barcelona this May, where we showed how SMEs can interact with Open PHACTS.

As always, we welcome your feedback or comments at any time.

All the best,
Bryn Williams-Jones
CEO, Open PHACTS Foundation

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