About MitoWeb


MitoWeb is a platform for distributing mitochondrial information and developing web-based bioinformatics tools for its analysis. Core components currently include MITOMAP, a curated repository of data and the MITOMASTER analysis framework. Your feedback is appreciated.

Brief History

In 1995 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 the 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 CMEM. As part of the dissertation work for a PhD, Marty added MITOMASTER, and while experimenting with foswiki, began creating a unifying and extendable platform for managing and analyzing mitochondrial data.

In 2010, the Wallace team and MITOMAP moved to the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Since being at CHOP, MITOMAP has been significantly retooled in partnership with the Bioinformatics group of the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Topic revision: r3 - 09 Oct 2017, MarieLott
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