Human Phenotype Ontology

A short history of HPO

In 2008 we started the HPO at the Charité, Berlin, Germany. Major contributors were

  • Peter Robinson (now at JAX)
  • Sebastian Köhler

with support from:

  • Sandra Doelken
  • Sebastian Bauer

Soon after its creation, the HPO got support from the LBNL, Berkeley, namely:

  • Chris Mungall
  • Suzi Lewis
  • Nicole Washington

In parallel we had strong support from people from the University of Cambridge:

  • Michael Ashburner
  • Paul Schofield
  • George Gkoutos
  • Willem H Ouwehand

We have been working with multiple people from the Sanger Institute, Hinxton, especially

  • Damian Smedley
  • Helen Firth

In recent year on of our major partners became the OHSU, Oregon

  • Melissa Haendel
  • Nicole Vasilevsky
  • Mark Engelstad

We are working in collabration with the creators of the Mammalian Phenotype Ontology (JAX labs), mostly

  • Cynthia Smith

We have been working a lot with the The Zebrafish Model Organism Database

  • Monte Westerfield
  • Barbara Ruef
  • Yvonne Bradford

Lately, we started to collaborate with people from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia, especially

  • Tudor Groza

The HPO is developed within the context of the Monarch Initiative