Dept. of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics is a part of the University of Rostock, Germany Universität Rostock

Vasundra Touré

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Current Projects

SBGN-ED+
Promotion of the SBGN standard and extentions to SBGN-ED.
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Research Interest

My research takes interest on the Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN), a standard for visualising biological pathway, developed by a community of scientists.

I support the SBGN community by working on the libSBGN development and on the improvement of SBGN-ED functionalities to support SBGN.

Since January 2016, I am also responsible for the SBGN symbol of the month (accessible here) which provides every month a short description and examples of a SBGN symbol taken from the specifications.

 

 

Academic Background

September 2015 - present
Department of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Rostock
Rostock/Germany

February 2015 - August 2015
Project: "Standards in Systems Biology: new tools to improve knowledge representation"
Internship at the European Institute of Systems Biology and Medicine
Lyon/France

June 2014 - August 2014
Project: "Inference of ecological models from genetic and environmental data in R"
Internship at the Laboratoire Evolution, Génomes, Spéciation (LEGS, IRD, CNRS)
Gif-sur-Yvette/France

2013 - 2015
Master student in Bionformatics and Biostatistics at the University Paris-Sud
Orsay/France

2011 - 2013
Bachelor student in Living Sciences at the University Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris/France

2009-2011
Medical studies at the University Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris/France

Publications

Touré V, Mazein A, Waltemath D, Balaur I, Saqi M, Henkel R, Pellet J, Auffray C
STON: exploring biological pathways using the SBGN standard and graph databases

Open Access article in BMC Bioinformatics 2016, 17:494
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12859-016-1394-x

D Waltemath, JR Karr, FT Bergmann, V Chelliah et al.
Toward community standards and software for whole-cell modeling

Open Access article in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 63:10, pp. 2007-14 (2016)
DOI:
10.1109/TBME.2016.2560762
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7489010/

Contact Details

Dept. of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics,
Ulmenstrasse 69 (building 3, 3rd floor)
18057 Rostock, Germany
Room 415a

phone: +49 381 498-7579
fax: +49 381 498-7572
mail: vasundra.toure(at)uni-rostock.de

Collaborators & Partners

Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)