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On becoming an OBO Semantic Engineer

Welcome to our OBO Semantic Engineering Training!

Editorial Team

  • James Overton, Knocean Inc. James has been a developer of software to support ontology development in and around the OBO sphere for more than a decade and delivers services to the OBO community through his company, Knocean Inc.
  • Becky Jackson, Bend Informatics. Becky has been a Semantic Software developer and Ontology Pipeline specialist since 2016, now working as an independent consultant.
  • Nicole Vasilevsky, Monarch Initiative. Nicole is a Visiting Associate Research Professor at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and is an Ontology Curator for ontologies such as Mondo Disease Ontology, the Human Phenotype Ontology, Uberon Anatomy Ontology, and Cell Ontology.
  • Nicolas Matentzoglu, Semanticly Ltd. Nico is an Ontology Engineer and Ontology Pipeline Specialist, being the Principal Ontology Pipeline Developer for the Monarch Initiative.

If you would like to contribute to this training, please find out more here.



Critical Path Institute

Critical Path Institute (CPI) is an independent, nonprofit organisation dedicated to bringing together experts from regulatory agencies, industry, and academia to collaborate and improve the medical product development process.

In April 2021, the CPI has commissioned the first version of this OBO course, contributing not only funding for the preparation and delivery of the materials, but also valuable feedback about the course contents and data for the practical exercises. We thank the CPI for contributing significantly to the OBO community and open science!