UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


July 2018


Editor - Ruth Lovering


10 year summary as an infographic

This is the last Cardiovascular-focused Newsletter as our funding from the British Heart Foundation has come to an end. We are very grateful for the support we have received from the BHF and hope that in future, with additional funding, we can continue to focus on the annotation of cardiovascular processes. From now on our quarterly newsletter will focus on the acheivements of the whole team, currently supported by Alzheimer's Research UK.

To celebrate the acheivements of the last 10 years Rachael has created an infographic summary (below).

Other news


We would also like to say goodbye and thank you to Nancy Campbell, who left the group in May and is now working with Healx, we wish her best of luck in this new post.


  • Huntley RP, Kramarz B, Sawford T, Umrao Z, Kalea AZ, Acquaah V, Martin MJ, Mayr M, Lovering RC. Expanding the horizons of microRNA bioinformatics. RNA. 2018 Jun 5;24:1005-1017. doi: 10.1261/rna.065565.118. PMID:29871895
  • Lovering RC, Roncaglia P, Howe DG, Laulederkind SJF, Khodiyar VK, Berardini TZ, Tweedie S, Foulger RE, Osumi-Sutherland D, Campbell NH, Huntley RP, Talmud PJ, Blake JA, Breckenridge R, Riley PR, Lambiase PD, Elliott PM, Clapp L, Tinker A, Hill DP. (2018) Improving Interpretation of Cardiac Phenotypes and Enhancing Discovery With Expanded Knowledge in the Gene Ontology. Circ. Genom. Precis. Med. 11:e001813. PMID:29440116. Also see the YouTube summary
  • Denny P, Feuermann M, Hill DP, Lovering RC, Plun-Favreau H, Roncaglia P. (2018) Exploring autophagy with Gene Ontology. Autophagy. 2018 17:1-18. doi: 10.1080/15548627.2017.1415189. PMID:29455577
  • Sivade Dumousseau M, Alonso-López D, Ammari M, Bradley G, Campbell NH, Ceol A, Cesareni G, Combe C, De Las Rivas J, Del-Toro N, Heimbach J, Hermjakob H, Jurisica I, Koch M, Licata L, Lovering RC, Lynn DJ, Meldal BHM, Micklem G, Panni S, Porras P, Ricard-Blum S, Roechert B, Salwinski L, Shrivastava A, Sullivan J, Thierry-Mieg N, Yehudi Y, Van Roey K, Orchard S. Encompassing new use cases - level 3.0 of the HUPO-PSI format for molecular interactions. BMC Bioinformatics. 2018 Apr 11;19(1):134. doi: 10.1186/s12859-018-2118-1. PMID:29642841.

Meetings attended

This year Ruth has attended several meetings organised by the Gene Regulation Ensemble Effort for the Knowledge Commons, in Ljubliana, Cambridge and Graz as well as giving a presentation in Nicosia at the SIMDAS and Vi-SEEM Workshop: Data Management and Semantic Structures for Cross-disciplinary Reaserch in the SEEM Region.

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