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Dr Philip McDermott

Research Associate
Advanced Interfaces Group, School of Computer Science

Current Research

The Utopia Suite of tools for scientists, including Utopia Documents: an application for reading scholarly articles.

ASARM: a system for monitoring and treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) in children and young adults.

Doctoral Research

"Patterns of Data Management in Bioinformatics": a thesis on applying computer science patterns and paradigms to data organisation and management problems in bioinformatics.

Additional Information

I have a personal blog where on occasion I consider technology, science and language topics that interest me (number23.org), and a Twitter account (@philipmcdermott) where I consider similar topics in considerably less detail. Views expressed on both are my own, and not of the university.


Journal Articles

B. Vroling, D. Thorne, P. McDermott, T. K. Attwood, G. Vriend, and S. Pettifer. Integrating GPCR-specific information with full text articles. BMC Bioinformatics, 12(362), Sep 2011. [ DOI ]

B. Vroling, D. Thorne, P. McDermott, HJ. Joosten, T. K. Attwood, S. Pettifer, and G. Vriend. Nucleardb: information system for nuclear receptors. Nucleic Acids Research, Nov 2011.

S. Pettifer, P.McDermott, J. Marsh, D. Thorne, A.Villéger, and T. K. Attwood. Ceci n'est pas un hamburger: modelling and representing the scholarly article. Learned Publishing, Jul 2011. [ DOI | http ]

T. K. Attwood, D. B. Kell, P. Mcdermott, J. Marsh, S. R. Pettifer, and D. Thorne. Utopia Documents: linking scholarly literature with research data. Bioinformatics, 26:i540-i546, Sep 2010. [ DOI | http ]

S. Pettifer, J. Ison, M. Kalaš, D. Thorne, P. McDermott, I. Jonassen, A. Liaquat, J. M. Fernández, J. M. Rodriguez, INB-Partners, D. G. Pisano, J. Salzemann, C. Blanchet, V. Breton, M. Uludag, P. Rice, E. Bartaševičiutė, K. Rapacki, M. Hekkelman, O. Sand, H. Stockinger, A. B. Clegg, E. Bongcam-Rudloff, T. K. Attwood, G. Cameron, and G. Vriend. The EMBRACE web service collection. Nucleic Acids Research, 2010. [ DOI | http | http ]

S. Pettifer, D. Thorne, P. McDermott, T. Attwood, J. Baran, J. C. Bryne, T. Hupponen, D. Mowbray, and G. Vriend. An active registry for bioinformatics web services. Bioinformatics, 25, 2009. [ DOI | http ]

T. K. Attwood, D. B. Kell, P. Mcdermott, J. Marsh, S. R. Pettifer, and D. Thorne. Calling international rescue: knowledge lost in literature and data landslide! Biochemical Journal, Dec 2009. [ DOI | http ]

S. R. Pettifer, D. Thorne, P. McDermott, J. Marsh, A. Villéger, D. B. Kell, and T. K. Attwood. Visualising biological data: a semantic approach to tool and database integration. BMC Bioinformatics, 16, Jun 2009. [ DOI | http ]

Workshop and Conference Proceedings

P. McDermott, P. Abeles, and S. Pettifer. ASARM: A system for cfs/me monitoring and treatment. In Proceedings of BIODEVICES12, pages 160-166, February 2012.

T. K. Attwood, D. B. Kell, P. Mcdermott, J. Marsh, S. R. Pettifer, and D. Thorne. Utopia Documents: linking scholarly literature with research data. In Proceedings of 9th European Conference on Computational Biology, Ghent, Belgium, Sep 2010.

P. McDermott and S. Pettifer. Extending collaborative tagging for use with scientific data. In Proceedings of e-Society 2009, March 2009.

S. Pettifer, K. Wolstencroft, P. Alper, T. Attwood, A. Coletta, C. Goble, P. Li, P. McDermott, J. Marsh, T. Oinn, J. Sinnott, and D. Thorne. mygrid and UTOPIA: an integrated approach to enacting and visualising in silico experiments in the life sciences. Springer, June 2007. 59-70.

P. McDermott, J. Sinnott, D. Thorne, S. Pettifer, and T. Attwood. An architecture for visualisation and interactive analysis of proteins. In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Coordinated and Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization (CMV06), pages 55-65, Jul 2006. London, UK.

Miscellaneous

T. K. Attwood, D. B. Kell, P. Mcdermott, J. Marsh, S. R. Pettifer, and D. Thorne. Utopia Documents and The Semantic Biochemical Journal experiment. EMBNet News, Mar 2010. [ http ]

T. K. Attwood, D. B. Kell, P. Mcdermott, J. Marsh, S. R. Pettifer, and D. Thorne. Knowledge lost in literature and data landslide: calling international rescue! The Biochemist, Dec 2009. [ .pdf ]

S. Pettifer, D. Thorne, P. McDermott, T. Attwood, J. Baran, J. C. Bryne, T. Hupponen, and G. Vriend. The EMBRACE registry. EMBNet News, January 2009. [ .html ]

Contact Information
Name: Philip McDermott
Room: KB 2.92
Email: philip.mcdermott@manchester.ac.uk