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UniMed - From UniProt to Medecine

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A joint project with the Swiss-Prot research group The Unimed project addresses the important problem of increasing interoperability between data resources from the medical informatics and the bioinformatics domains. We propose to link UniProtKB entries to the two most widely used disease terminologies:

  • ICD-10, which is the official disease classification provided by the WHO,
  • MeSH, which is the controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for biomedical and health-related document indexing.


  1. Anaïs Mottaz, Yum L Yip, Patrick Ruch, and Anne-Lise Veuthey. Mapping protein information to disease terminologies. Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics, 4(3):243–251, 2007. 

  2. Ruch Patrick, Mottaz Anaïs, Veuthey Anne-Lise, and others. Mapping proteins to disease terminologies: from uniprot to mesh. BMC Bioinformatics, 2008.