Chapter II-1. Integrating and Accessing Molecular Biology Resources

  1. Prof. Dr. Thomas Lengauer Ph.D.
  1. Dr. David P. Hansen and
  2. Dr. Thure Etzold

Published Online: 1 APR 2004

DOI: 10.1002/3527601481.ch9

Bioinformatics - From Genomes to Drugs

Bioinformatics - From Genomes to Drugs

How to Cite

Hansen, D. P. and Etzold, T. (2001) Integrating and Accessing Molecular Biology Resources, in Bioinformatics - From Genomes to Drugs (ed T. Lengauer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527601481.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Schloss Birlinghoven, D-53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany

Author Information

  1. Lion Bioscience Ltd., Sheraton House, Castle Business Park, Cambridge CB3 0AX, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2004
  2. Published Print: 1 NOV 2001

Book Series:

  1. Methods and Principles in Medicinal Chemistry

Book Series Editors:

  1. Prof. Dr. Raimund Mannhold3,
  2. Prof. Dr. Hugo Kubinyi4 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Gerd Folkers5

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    Biomedical Research Center, Molecular Drug Research Group, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Universitätsstraße 1, D-40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

  2. 4

    BASF AG, Ludwigshaften, c/o Donnersbergstrasse g, D-67256 Weisenheim am Sand, Germany

  3. 5

    Department of Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Winterthurer Str. 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527299881

Online ISBN: 9783527601486



  • molecular biology resources;
  • databases;
  • SRS;
  • web interface;
  • application programmers' interfaces


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Molecular biology resources

    • Databases

    • Applications

    • Databases and applications world-wide

  • An overview of SRS

    • The meta-definition layer

    • The SRS core

    • Wrappers

    • Clients

  • Integrating molecular biology resources

    • The SRS token server

    • Meta definition of molecular biology resources

    • Indexing databases

    • Querying and linking databases

    • Views and object loader

    • Applications -- analyzing data

  • The SRS data warehouse

  • Accessing integrated data

    • The web interface

    • The application programmers' interfaces (APIs)

    • Other interfaces

  • Other approaches

  • Conclusions