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 and neurological processes.
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 telling 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;