SynGO is a worldwide effort initiated by prominent members of the international synapse community (in particular, Steve Hyman, Guoping Feng, Matthijs Verhage, Guus Smit and John Chua, amongst many others) and supported by the Broad Institute. SynGO aims to provide a high quality, evidence-based annotation of synaptic gene products supervised by expert labs and publicly available via Gene Ontology (GO), as well as via our own interface.
SynGO provides a unified and comprehensive platform to facilitate analysis of high throughput data generated by various omics approaches, connect to other research areas and foster collaborations in synapse research worldwide. With these efforts, SynGO aims to transform our understanding of the synapse and of psychiatric and neurological disorders, many of which, are associated with synaptic dysfunction.
In conjunction with the planned public release of the SynGO database, we will be organising a half day SynGO outreach workshop on 21st February 2019, followed by a full day symposium on 22nd February 2019 focusing on “The Synapse – Neurological underpinnings of brain disorders”.