Standards in Synthetic Biology: Part 2

The Synthetic Biology Open Language – SBOL

I am pleased to announce the release of the draft specification of SBOL 1.0. The current draft defines a standard way to describe in a hierarchical manner a DNA strand and associated information. Once the draft is finalized in December 2011 we will begin to start considering extensions to SBOL which is where it gets much more exciting. These extensions will include:

1. Host/Chassis Context
2. Assembly Provenance
3. Performance metrics and Experimental Data
4. Visualization
5. Modeling

This is not an exclusive list but is the first set of extensions that will be developed by the community.

I should also add that along side the draft there is also under development a supporting software library (currently in Java) to assist developers.

Details of the draft and where to download it is given below:

BBF RFC 84: Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) Version 1.0

DOI 1721.1/66172

The list of authors who contributed to this draft is given below. I want to congratulate them for their tremendous effort and considerable number of man hours in producing this draft!

Laura Adam (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute),
Aaron Adler (BBN Technologies),
J. Christopher Anderson (University of California Berkeley),
Jacob Beal (BBN Technologies),
Matthieu Bultelle (Bioengineering, Imperial College London),
Kevin Clancy (Life Technologies),
Kendall G. Clark (Clark & Parsia, LL C.),
Douglas Densmore (Elect and Comp Engineering, Boston University),
Omri Drory (Genome Compiler),
Drew Endy (BIOFAB and Bioengineering, Stanford University),
Michal Galdzicki (Biomed and Health Info, UW, Seattle)
John H. Gennari (Biomed and Health Info, University of Washington),
Raik Gruenberg (EMBL-CRG Systems Biology program, CRG),
Jennifer Hallinan (School of CompScience, Newcastle University),
Timothy Ham (Joint BioEnergy Institute),
Allan Kuchinsky (Agilent Technologies),
Matthew W. Lux (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute),
Curtis Madsen (School of Computing, University of Utah),
Akshay Maheshwari (UCSD),
Barry Moore (Human Genetics, University of Utah),
Chris J. Myers (Electrical and Comp Engineering, University of Utah),
Carlos Olguin (Autodesk Research),
Jean Peccoud (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute),
Hector Plahar (Joint BioEnergy Institute),
Matthew Pocock (School of Comp Science, Newcastle University),
Cesar A. Rodriguez (BIOFAB),
Nicholas Roehner (Elect and Comp Engineering, University of Utah),
Vincent Rouilly (Biozentrum, University of Basel),
Herbert M. Sauro (Bioengineering, UW, Seattle)
Trevor F. Smith (Agilent Technologies),
Guy-Bart Stan (Bioeng, Centre for Synth Biol and Innovation, Imperial College London),
Vinod Tel (Bioengineering, Imperial College London),
Alan Villalobos (DNA 2.0, Inc.),
Mandy Wilson (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute),
Chris Winstead (Elect and Comp Engineering Utah State University),
Anil Wipat (School of Computing Science, Newcastle University),
Fusun Yam an Sirin (BBN Technologies).

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    Nice post really , Thanks for sharing.

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