About MAMMAG Web

Description

MAMMAG Web is a platform for distributing mitochondrial information and developing web-based bioinformatics tools for its analysis. Core components include MITOMAP, a curated repository of data, the MITOMASTER analysis framework, and MITOWIKI, which provides the public interface and facilitates participation from the community. Your feedback is appreciated. Please direct other correspondence to Marty Brandon.


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Brief History

In 1996 Dr. Wallace was head of the Center for Molecular Medicine at Emory University, and Marie Lott was the lab manager. In a collaborative effort, Andy Kogelnik, a graduate student at Georgia Tech working under Dr. Shamkant Navathe, developed MITOMAP as part of his dissertation work for his PhD. Marie has served as curator of the variation data since its beginning, and has generated many other pages of information that are of interest to the mitochondrial community. Several graduate students made amendments to the programming of MITOMAP? in 1998 and 1999.

Marty Brandon, also a graduate student at Georgia Tech and working with Dr.Navathe, joined the project in 1999. The MITOMAP programs were rewritten and the data ported into Oracle, and later into PostgresSQL. In 2002, the center moved to UC-Irvine and was renamed MAMMAG?. As part of his dissertation work for a PhD, Marty added MITOMASTER, and while experimenting with MITOWIKI began creating a unifying and extendable platform for managing and analyzing mitochondrial data. The long-term goal is to create an open resource for the analysis of mitochondrial data from multiple species and to utilize community contribution to collect data and develop new applications.

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