May 2002 - October 2005
Heriot-Watt Investigators: Dr A. Burger (PI), Prof P. O'Brian Holt, Dr W. Nutt and Dr G. Ferguson.
XSPAN was a collaborative project with the University of Edinburgh and aims to support cross-species access to tissue-based genetic information through an internet-based cross-species anatomy network, i.e. a cross-species anatomy ontology integration system. The system provides interoperability between databases of key model organisms which facilitates access to gene expression and other genomics and proteomics resources.
Funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to the value of £190,000 (Heriot-Watt portion).
The project site can be seen here.