Announcing Semantic LAMHDI

The Ontology Development Group recently received 4-year funding to enhance the Link Animal Models to Human Disease (LAMHDI) initiative with new semantic capabilities and functionality. The goal of the project is to provide a tool for researchers to query for organismal models of disease, to facilitate the identification of models for disease research, make better use of existing organisms and derived resources, and provide the ability to discover new relationships between disease, phenotypes and genes that will further our understanding of disease and foster collaboration and translational research.

The project started on Sept 01, 2012 and is a collaboration between the OHSU Ontology Development Group, UC San Diego and Lawrence Berkeley Labs. The project is led at OHSU by Dr. Melissa Haendel ( and Dr. Carlo Torniai (

Research reported in this publication was supported by the Office Of The Director, National Institutes Of Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R24OD011883. The amount is:

Year 1 $1,303,614
Year 2 $1,303,471
Year 3 $1,303,328
Year 4 $1,303,000

Total $5,213,413