Parkinson's UK annotation project

Our paper 'Using the Gene Ontology to Annotate Key Players in Parkinson's Disease' has been published in Neuroinformatics.

Cardiovascular project newsletter 

The UCL Cardiovascular Gene Annotation newsletter is now available. A new biocurator joins us this year, Barbara Czub, and we will be supervising 2 MSc student projects. In addition, Jess and Nancy have been annotating the telomere maintenance.

Functional Gene Annotation

What we do

Education and training
Biocuration is the translation of biological knowledge and its integration into databases thereby making the data easily accessible for visualisation and analysis.
We curate the scientific literature to provide;

Gene Ontology annotations to the GO Consortium

Protein interaction data to the IMEx Consortium.

This gene product functional information enables researchers to rapidly evaluate and interpret data and generate hypotheses to guide future research into cardiovascular processes and Parkinson's Disease.
The Functional Gene Annotation team teaches a bioinformatics module for the UCL Genetics Institute's MSc in Genetics of Human Disease.

We also run an annual workshop on GO and other bioinformatics resources. Contact us for further information.


You can contribute by

  • reviewing the annotation of your favourite gene and tell us what's missing or inaccurate (or tell us if we've done a good job!)
  • suggesting papers for curation


The Functional Gene Annotation projects represent collaborations between;

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The work of the Cardiovascular Gene Annotation group is supported by British Heart Foundation grant RG/13/5/30112. The work of the Neurological Gene Annotation group is supported by Parkinson's UK grant G-1307. The Functional Gene Annotation team is supported by the National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre.