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Use Cases

Phenotypic profile matching

Phenotypic profile matching

Figure 1: Phenotypic profile matching

Phenotype profiles can be compared to known disease profiles (i.e. the phenotypic features commonly associated with a disease). They can also compared directly to find similar cases, e.g. Matchmake Exchange.

Computational identification of disease models through cross-species phenotype comparison

See presentation by Diego Pava during a uPheno stakeholder meeting for details on how IMPC leverages cross-species phenotype inference for disease model identification.

IMPC Diseases associated with a gene

Figure 2: Phenotypic profile matching

Diseases associated with a gene through cross-species inference. Source:

Mouse model comparison with uPheno

Figure 3: Mouse model comparison with uPheno

A mouse profile on the left is associated with a disease profile on the right through common, species independent subsumers.

Aggregating phenotype data across species

See also section on how to integrate phenotype data.

uPheno cross-species

Figure 4: uPheno cross-species integration

uPheno integrates species-specific pre-coordinated phenotype ontologies such as HPO and ZP. Species specific phenotype terms like "enlarged heart (ZP)" or "Enlarged heart (HPO)" are integrated under a common uPheno class which is species-independent.

Predicting phenotype associations using AI


Cross-species inference in Variant and Gene Prioritisation algorithms (Exomiser)

Exomiser pipeline

Figure 5: The Exomiser pipeline

Exomiser is a phenotype-powered Variant and Gene Prioritisation System.