Janna Hastings

Janna Hastings

Group Coordinator - Steinbeck team: Cheminformatics and metabolism

Janna Hastings coordinates EMBL-EBI's Cheminformatics and Metabolism team, which develops the ChEBI and MetaboLights resources. She specialises in chemical and biomedical ontology, and has a background in computer science and logic-based AI. Prior to joining EMBL-EBI in 2006, Janna spent many years in diverse roles in industrial IT analysis and development. 

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3469-4923

Tel:+ 44 (0) 1223 494 411 / Fax:+ 44 (0) 1223 492 468



Interdisciplinary perspectives on the development, integration, and application of cognitive ontologies.
Hastings J, Frishkoff GA, Smith B, Jensen M, Poldrack RA, Lomax J, Bandrowski A, Imam F, Turner JA, Martone ME.
Front Neuroinform Volume 8 (2014) p.62
DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00062


The MetaboLights repository: curation challenges in metabolomics.
Salek RM, Haug K, Conesa P, Hastings J, Williams M, Mahendraker T, Maguire E, González-Beltrán AN, Rocca-Serra P, Sansone SA, Steinbeck C.
Database (Oxford) Volume 2013 (2013) p.bat029
DOI: 10.1093/database/bat029

The ChEBI reference database and ontology for biologically relevant chemistry: enhancements for 2013.
Hastings J, de Matos P, Dekker A, Ennis M, Harsha B, Kale N, Muthukrishnan V, Owen G, Turner S, Williams M, Steinbeck C.
Nucleic Acids Res Volume 41 (2013) p.d456-63
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gks1146

UniChem: a unified chemical structure cross-referencing and identifier tracking system.
Chambers J, Davies M, Gaulton A, Hersey A, Velankar S, Petryszak R, Hastings J, Bellis L, McGlinchey S, Overington JP.
J Cheminform Volume 5 (2013) p.3
DOI: 10.1186/1758-2946-5-3

MetaboLights--an open-access general-purpose repository for metabolomics studies and associated meta-data.
Haug K, Salek RM, Conesa P, Hastings J, de Matos P, Rijnbeek M, Mahendraker T, Williams M, Neumann S, Rocca-Serra P, Maguire E, González-Beltrán A, Sansone SA, Griffin JL, Steinbeck C.
Nucleic Acids Res Volume 41 (2013) p.d781-6
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gks1004

Dovetailing biology and chemistry: integrating the Gene Ontology with the ChEBI chemical ontology.
Hill DP, Adams N, Bada M, Batchelor C, Berardini TZ, Dietze H, Drabkin HJ, Ennis M, Foulger RE, Harris MA, Hastings J, Kale NS, de Matos P, Mungall CJ, Owen G, Roncaglia P, Steinbeck C, Turner S, Lomax J.
BMC Genomics Volume 14 (2013) p.513
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-513

The ChEMBL database as linked open data.
Willighagen EL, Waagmeester A, Spjuth O, Ansell P, Williams AJ, Tkachenko V, Hastings J, Chen B, Wild DJ.
J Cheminform Volume 5 (2013) p.23
DOI: 10.1186/1758-2946-5-23

OntoQuery: easy-to-use web-based OWL querying.
Tudose I, Hastings J, Muthukrishnan V, Owen G, Turner S, Dekker A, Kale N, Ennis M, Steinbeck C.
Bioinformatics Volume 29 (2013) p.2955-2957
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt514

Exploiting disjointness axioms to improve semantic similarity measures.
Ferreira JD, Hastings J, Couto FM.
Bioinformatics Volume 29 (2013) p.2781-2787
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt491


Self-organizing ontology of biochemically relevant small molecules.
Chepelev LL, Hastings J, Ennis M, Steinbeck C, Dumontier M.
BMC Bioinformatics Volume 13 (2012) p.3
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-13-3

Food for thought ... A toxicology ontology roadmap.
Hardy B, Apic G, Carthew P, Clark D, Cook D, Dix I, Escher S, Hastings J, Heard DJ, Jeliazkova N, Judson P, Matis-Mitchell S, Mitic D, Myatt G, Shah I, Spjuth O, Tcheremenskaia O, Toldo L, Watson D, White A, Yang C.
ALTEX Volume 29 (2012) p.129-137

Ontologies for human behavior analysis and their application to clinical data.
Hastings J, Schulz S.
Int Rev Neurobiol Volume 103 (2012) p.89-107
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-388408-4.00005-8

Process attributes in bio-ontologies.
Andrade AQ, Blondé W, Hastings J, Schulz S.
BMC Bioinformatics Volume 13 (2012) p.217
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-13-217

Structure-based classification and ontology in chemistry.
Hastings J, Magka D, Batchelor C, Duan L, Stevens R, Ennis M, Steinbeck C.
J Cheminform Volume 4 (2012) p.8
DOI: 10.1186/1758-2946-4-8

A database for chemical proteomics: ChEBI.
de Matos P, Adams N, Hastings J, Moreno P, Steinbeck C.
Methods Mol Biol Volume 803 (2012) p.273-296
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-61779-364-6_19

Accessing and using chemical property databases.
Hastings J, Josephs Z, Steinbeck C.
Methods Mol Biol Volume 929 (2012) p.193-219
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-62703-050-2_9

Requirements for semantic biobanks.
Andrade AQ, Kreuzthaler M, Hastings J, Krestyaninova M, Schulz S.
Stud Health Technol Inform Volume 180 (2012) p.569-573

Toxicology ontology perspectives.
Hardy B, Apic G, Carthew P, Clark D, Cook D, Dix I, Escher S, Hastings J, Heard DJ, Jeliazkova N, Judson P, Matis-Mitchell S, Mitic D, Myatt G, Shah I, Spjuth O, Tcheremenskaia O, Toldo L, Watson D, White A, Yang C.
ALTEX Volume 29 (2012) p.139-156

Three hybrid classifiers for the detection of emotions in suicide notes.
Liakata M, Kim JH, Saha S, Hastings J, Rebholz-Schuhmann D.
Biomed Inform Insights Volume 5 (2012) p.175-184
DOI: 10.4137/bii.s8967


Controlled vocabularies and semantics in systems biology.
Courtot M, Juty N, Knüpfer C, Waltemath D, Zhukova A, Dräger A, Dumontier M, Finney A, Golebiewski M, Hastings J, Hoops S, Keating S, Kell DB, Kerrien S, Lawson J, Lister A, Lu J, Machne R, Mendes P, Pocock M, Rodriguez N, Villeger A, Wilkinson DJ, Wimalaratne S, Laibe C, Hucka M, Le Novère N.
Mol Syst Biol Volume 7 (2011) p.543
DOI: 10.1038/msb.2011.77

Unintended consequences of existential quantifications in biomedical ontologies.
Boeker M, Tudose I, Hastings J, Schober D, Schulz S.
BMC Bioinformatics Volume 12 (2011) p.456
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-456

The chemical information ontology: provenance and disambiguation for chemical data on the biological semantic web.
Hastings J, Chepelev L, Willighagen E, Adams N, Steinbeck C, Dumontier M.
PLoS One Volume 6 (2011) p.e25513
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025513


Chemical Entities of Biological Interest: an update.
de Matos P, Alcántara R, Dekker A, Ennis M, Hastings J, Haug K, Spiteri I, Turner S, Steinbeck C.
Nucleic Acids Res Volume 38 (2010) p.d249-54
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkp886


ChEBI: an open bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource.
Degtyarenko K, Hastings J, de Matos P, Ennis M.
Curr Protoc Bioinformatics Volume Chapter 14 (2009) p.unit 14.9
DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi1409s26


ChEBI: a database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest.
Degtyarenko K, de Matos P, Ennis M, Hastings J, Zbinden M, McNaught A, Alcántara R, Darsow M, Guedj M, Ashburner M.
Nucleic Acids Res Volume 36 (2008) p.d344-50
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkm791