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  • Alice Villéger (AV)
  • Emek Demir (ED)
  • Nicolas Le Novère (NLN)
  • Falk Schreiber (FS)

News from the SBGN world

FS - Discussion with Nature group editor about promoting SBGN standard

ED - Chris Sander also had discussion with Nature group editors

NLN - More SBGN diagram out there, but often not real SBGN


NLN - OpenMod still not decided

ED - NFS grant from a year ago, improved version resubmitted

ED - Potential funding for the meetings in the next two years available


Status of PD

  • NLN - only small changes since Toronto
  • NLN - Make user manual a live document (always representing the latest version of SBGN) -> all agree to this proposal -> NLN will publish user manual

Status of ER

  • no changes

Status of AF

  • no changes

Editor election

NLN - Three accepted nomination and two unknown -> NLN will take care of election process

Workshop / Meeting

FS - Information from Stuart: There may be money to fund a SBGN workshop in Edinburgh end of this/beginning of next year

NLN - proposes a one day online editor meeting -> FS prepares doodle call for a one day meeting starting afternoon in Europe



  • NLN - HARMONY in Connecticut propably May (no news on the date)


  • ICSB in Copenhagen preliminary date 29/08 - 04/09/13
  • ISMB/ECCB 2013 in Berlin 19/07 - 23/07
  • NLN - not clear if COMBINE willl continue, probably best place for 2013 would be Berlin

Web site

AV - work got delayed, but currently working on it

FS - some discussion in Toronto (COMBINE), such as move libSBGN to, featured map of the month, link to SBGN bricks, planed for future: comparison/ranking of tools for webpage, split in DBs and tools

NLN - will be moved to the Babraham Institute

-> AV in a month sends link with new navigation schema


FS - in Toronto discussed: only three categories (software, maps, outreach), announcement of winner at HARMONY or COMBINE, prices: t-shirts, books, free registration for the next meeting

FS - For the next COMBINE

  • Deadline 01/05/2013
  • Vote until 30/06/2013
  • Announce during this COMBINE
  • Three categories: Software, maps, outreach
  • Send reminders, put it on mailing lists and conference web pages

FS - need to get more people involved

AV - make clear that also work in progress can participate (software has not to be finished)

NLN - get community involved, organize people for visibility, funding, outreach, voting etc -> FS will send email to SBGN discuss

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