Vasundra Touré

To visualize Systems Biology networks and provide a consistent tool for creating them, I support the SBGN community by improving the SBGN standard and maintaining software support.

PhD Students

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

March 2017 - present
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim/Norway September 2015 - February 2017
Department of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Rostock

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

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)

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

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

Medical studies at the University Pierre et Marie Curie

Selected publications

Harmonizing semantic annotations for computational models in biology

Neal M, Dräger A, Wolkenhauer O et al.

Brief Bioinform. (Epub ahead of print)

Evolution of computational models in BioModels Database and the Physiome Model Repository

Scharm M, Gebhardt T, Touré V, Bagnacani A, Salehzadeh-Yazdi A, Wolkenhauer O, Waltemath D

BMC Systems Biology 12:53 (2018)

Quick tips for creating effective and impactful biological pathways using the Systems Biology Graphical Notation

Touré V, Le Novère N, Waltemath D, Wolkenhauer O

Plos Computational Biology

STON: exploring biological pathways using the SBGN standard and graph databases

Touré V, Mazein A, Waltemath D, Balaur I, Saqi M, Henkel R, Pellet J, Auffray C

Open Access article in BMC Bioinformatics 2016, 17:494

Toward community standards and software for whole-cell modeling

Waltemath D, Karr JT, Bergmann FT, Chelliah V ... Scharm M et al.

Open Access article in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 63:10, pp. 2007-14 (2016)