Reactome: A Curated Pathway Database

SBGN – A Survey of Pathway Diagrams

Posted on April 26th, 2013, by robinhaw, under Community News

Could you spend a little time to complete a short survey about Biological Pathway diagrams?

For a number of years now a community of like minded Systems Biologists have been developing a graphical notation that aims to systematically and unambiguously draw biological pathways. Our aim has been to permit the exchange of pathway information graphically without the need for supporting text. We call this standard the Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN). You can find out more at

We would like to understand how widely SBGN is used and whether the notation meets your needs and so we have developed our survey.

It would be of great assistance to us if you could complete the survey by following the link below. It will only take about 10 minutes of your time.

Kind regards,

The SBGN Editorial Board.

Google Summer of Code 2012 Announced

Posted on February 6th, 2012, by robinhaw, under Community News

Google Summer of Code 2012 was officially announced on February 4th, 2012. The Google Summer of Code is a mentoring scheme in which software developers from across the open source community pass on their knowledge to the next generation of coding enthusiasts.  The Genome Informatics Group, organizing the joint efforts of Wormbase, Reactome, and GMOD will apply to participate in this year’s GSoC program. More information on project ideas and the program will be published at the GMOD website. If you have any questions, project suggestions, or interested in mentoring students, please feel free to send a post to the Genome Informatics Google group or contact robin.haw [at] Student applicants will need to wait a little longer until the list of participating organizations is released in March.

Reactome is participating in GSoC 2011 Mentor Summit

Posted on October 22nd, 2011, by robinhaw, under Community News, Conference and Meeting

Reactome is one of 175 open source projects participating in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Mentor Summit on October 22-23 in Mountain View, California. This two-day unconference provides a unique opportunity for developers from projects worldwide the opportunity to meet, network and find common ground in the pursuit of making the GSoC program and open source development even more successful.

KEGG needs your support!

Posted on May 17th, 2011, by robinhaw, under Community News

One of the earliest and best-known database of biological pathways, The Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG), is in need of your support to ensure that it remains a freely available web resource.

Read more here

Reactome pathway data is available through the ICGC data portal.

Posted on December 1st, 2010, by robinhaw, under Community News

Version 3 of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) web portal ( will include new pathway reference dataset from Reactome.

The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) was launched to coordinate large-scale cancer genome studies in tumours from 50 different cancer types and/or subtypes that are of clinical and societal importance across the globe. In this release, the ICGC data portal allows researchers to access both open and controlled access portions from 22 different cancer projects. More information about the ICGC can be found at