Erick Antezana Ontologist/Senior Scientist at Bayer Crop Science

Research description

My work is focused on the application of Semantic Web technologies for knowledge management and terminology management in the life sciences. I am particularly interested in the area of bio-ontology engineering and biological knowledge representation. My research on applying semantic web technologies in the systems biology domain resulted in the creation of various biological knowledge bases, including BioGateway and the Cell Cycle Ontology, as well as a new approach: Semantic Systems Biology. I have also developed several software packages (e.g. ONTO-perl) to integrate and manipulate bio-ontologies. I have been invited to several meetings as keynote speaker or expert consultant in the area of biological knowledge management in the life sciences. I have served as reviewer for several journals (e.g. Bioinformatics/Oxford and Briefings in Bioinformatics) as well as for public funded projects (e.g. EU).

Currently, I am working on Master Data Management and Data Governance for supporting R&D activities in agricultural applications.


Education: Bachelor in Systems Engineering (Catholic Bolivian University),MSc in Bioinformatics (University of Geneva), PhD in Bioinformatics (Ghent University / Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and Master degree in Terminology (Pompeu Fabra University). 
Research: Senior Scientist at Bayer CropScience (Belgium) and I also hold a position as Associated Scientist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)


Cancer Care Treatment Outcome Ontology: A Novel Computable Ontology for Profiling Treatment Outcomes in Patients With Solid Tumors. Frank P. Lin, Tudor Groza, Simon Kocbek, Erick Antezana, Richard J. Epstein.

GFVO: the Genomic Feature and Variation Ontology. Joachim Baran, Bibi Sehnaaz, Begum Durgahee, Karen Eilbeck, Erick Antezana, Robert Hoehndorf, Michel Dumontier.

Biohackathon series in 2011 and 2012: penetration of ontology and Linked Data in life science domains. Toshiaki Katayama, Mark D Wilkinson, Kiyoko F Aoki-Kinoshita, Shuichi Kawashima, Yasunori Yamamoto, […], Erick Antezana, Toshihisa Takagi.

Using the relation ontology Metarel for modelling Linked Data as multi-digraphs. Ward Blondé, Erick Antezana, Vladimir Mironov, Stefan Schulz, Martin Kuiper, Bernard De Baets.

The 3rd DBCLS BioHackathon: Improving life science data integration with Semantic Web technologies. Toshiaki Katayama, Mark D Wilkinson, Gos Micklem, Shuichi Kawashima, Erick Antezana, […], Toshihisa Takagi.

OPPL-Galaxy, a Galaxy tool for enhancing ontology exploitation as part of bioinformatics workflows. Mikel Egaña Aranguren, Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis, Chris Mungall, Erick Antezana, Alejandro Rodríguez González, Mark D Wilkinson.

The Emergence of Semantic Systems Biology. Erick Antezana, Vladimir Mironov, Martin Kuiper.

Putting the Semantics in Systems BiologyMartin Kuiper, Aravind Venkatesan, Erick Antezana, Steven Vercruysse, Vladimir Mironov, Ward Blonde.

Gauging triple stores with actual biological dataVladimir MironovNirmala SeethappanWard BlondéErick AntezanaAndrea Splendiani, Martin Kuiper.

Reasoning with bio-ontologies: Using relational closure rules to enable practical queryingWard Blondé, Vladimir Mironov, Aravind Venkatesan, Erick Antezana, Bernard De Baets, Martin Kuiper.

The RDF foundry: Call for an initiative to build enhanced RDF resources for biological data integration. Aravind Venkatesan, Ward Blondé, Erick Antezana, Mats Skillingstad, M Scott Marshall, Bernard de Baets, Vladimir Mironov, Martin Kuiper.

Semantic systems biology: Enabling integrative biology via semantic web technologiesErick Antezana, Ward Blondé, Aravind Venkatesan, Bernard de Baets, Vladimir Mironov, Martin Kuiper. 

Flexibility and utility of the Cell Cycle Ontology. Vladimir Mironov, Erick Antezana, Mikel Egaña, Ward Blondé, Bernard  de Baets, Martin Kuiper, Robert Stevens.

ONTO-ToolKit: Enabling bio-ontology engineering via GalaxyErick AntezanaAravind VenkatesanChris MungallVladimir Mironov, Martin Kuiper.

Benchmarking triple stores with biological dataVladimir Mironov, Nirmala Seethappan, Ward Blonde, Erick Antezana, Bjorn Lindi, Martin Kuiper.

Transforming the Axiomisation of Ontologies: The Ontology Pre-Processor Language. Mikel Egaña, Robert Stevens, Erick Antezana.

BioGateway: A semantic systems biology tool for the life sciencesErick AntezanaWard BlondéMikel EgañaAlistair RutherfordRobert StevensBernard De BaetsVladimir Mironov, Martin Kuiper.

The Cell Cycle Ontology: an application ontology supporting the study of cell cycle controlErick Antezana, Mikel Egaña, Ward Blondé, Robert Stevens, Bernard De Baets, Vladimir Mironov, Martin Kuiper.

Metarel: an Ontology to support the inferencing of Semantic Web relations within Biomedical OntologiesWard Blondé, Erick Antezana, Bernard De Baets, Vladimir Mironov, Martin Kuiper.

Biological knowledge management: The emerging role of the Semantic Web technologiesErick Antezana, Martin Kuiper, Vladimir Mironov.

Structuring the life science resourceome for Semantic Systems Biology: lessons from the BioGateway projectErick Antezana, Ward Blondé , Mikel Egaña, Alistair Rutherford, Robert Stevens, Bernard De Baets, Vladimir Mironov, Martin Kuiper.

Applying Ontology Design Patterns in Bio-ontologies. Mikel Egaña, Alan Rector, Robert Stevens, Erick Antezana.

ONTO-PERL: An API for supporting the development and analysis of bio-ontologies. Erick Antezana, Mikel Egaña, Bernard De Baets, Martin Kuiper, Vladimir Mironov.

Ontology Design Patterns for bio-ontologies: a case study on the Cell Cycle Ontology. Mikel Egaña Aranguren, Erick Antezana, Martin Kuiper, Robert Stevens.

Ontology Design Patterns for bio-ontologies. Mikel Egaña Aranguren, Robert Stevens, Erick Antezana.

A Cell-Cycle Knowledge Integration FrameworkErick Antezana, Elena Tsiporkova, Vladimir Mironov, Martin Kuiper.

The aMAZE LightBench: A web interface to a relational database of cellular processes. Christian Lemer, Erick Antezana, Fabian Couche, Frédéric Fays, Xavier Santolaria, Rekin’s Janky, Yves Deville, Jean Richelle, Shoshana J. Wodak.