Open PHACTS is dead, long live Open PHACTS!
I have spent the last five years working on the Open PHACTS project which is sadly at an end. However it is not the end of the Open PHACTS drug discovery platform. We have transitioned to a new era of a foundation organisation running and developing the platform. The milestone was marked by the symbolic handover of the Open PHACTS flag (see photo of on the right Barend Mons (Leiden Medical Center) and Gerhard Ecker (University of Vienna) handing the flag to on the left Stefan Senger (GlaxoSmithKline), Derek Marren (Eli Lilly), and Herman van Vlijmen (Janssen Pharmaceutica).
A nice summary of the closing symposium is available:
Linking Life Science Data: Design to Implementation, and Beyond
19 Feb, 2016 Open PHACTS project closing conference (Vienna, Austria)
On 18–19 February, 2016, we celebrated the completion of the Open PHACTS project with a conference at the University of Vienna, Austria. A total of 79 people attended to discuss the achievements of the Open PHACTS project, what they mean for the future of linked data, and how they can be carried forward.