All posts by Michel Dumontier

About Michel Dumontier

Dr. Michel Dumontier is a recognized expert in developing and applying semantic web technologies in the biomedical and life sciences. He is the current co-chair for the W3C Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLSIG) and lead for the Translational Medicine task force. Dr. Dumontier is an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at Carleton University in the Department of Biology, the Institute of Biochemistry and School of Computer Science. His research aims to improve our ability to represent and reason about biomedical knowledge, from experimental data to general textbook knowledge, towards building predictive systems for personalized medicine. With over 80 research publications in workshops, conferences, and journals, his innovative research is developing exciting opportunities towards pharmacogenomic based knowledge discovery.

Maori Ito presents Enhanced search for life science databases with proposed schema.org extension

This week we’ll hear from Maori Ito (National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Osaka) on schema.org extensions for biomedical databases, with an opportunity to discuss these in depth. Abstract: Lack of unified annotation makes it difficult to find specific information across a set of life science databases. Here, we discuss proposed extensions to schema.org to semantically […]

Unveiling the W3C HCLSIG Charter

In early September, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) approved a new charter for its Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLSIG), in which Michel Dumontier (Carleton University), Charlie Mead (NCI/CBIIT) and Vijay Bulusu (Pfizer) were selected as co-chairs. This new charter directs us to develop, advocate and support the use of Semantic Web […]