Getting ready for Biohackathon 2010 in Tokyo!

Biohackathon 2010

My coworker Jerven and I were fortunate enough to be invited to the third Biohackathon at Tokyo University, sponsored by the Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS) and the Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC). This Saturday we’re gonna take off to one week of hacking and socializing, then I’m gonna spend a few days on my own to explore Tokyo and its surroundings. I can’t wait!

This year’s hackathon will be all about Interpretation of biological knowledge with the Semantic Web technologies. As the community in this field has a strong interest in UniProtKB data, we’ll see what we can do to make it easier for people to integrate it with other semantic efforts.