This webinar is intended to demonstrate how the OpenTree of Life project is using graph databases and Neo4j to help construct the tree of life. The tree of life includes millions of species, living and extinct, and we are poised to build a draft of what the current state of knowledge is. Our project is building the tools with which scientists in the community can continually improve the tree of life as we gather new information. Neo4j allows us to not only store trees in their native graph form, but also allows us to map trees to the same structure, the graph. So in fact, we are facilitating the construction of the graph of life.
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Speaker: Dr. Stephen Smith Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and one of the researchers working on constructing the entire tree of life using graph databases.