mirDIP : microRNA Data Integration Portal

Principal Investigator

Igor Jurisica, PhD.
Senior Scientist, Schroeder Arthritis and Krembil Research Institutes, Data Science Discovery Centre for Chronic Diseases.

  Principal Investigator

Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto.
Adjunct Professor, School of Computing & Dept. pathology and Molecular Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
Affiliated member, Institute of Neuroimmunology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Visiting Scientist, IBM Centre for Advance Studies.


Project Developers

Chiara Pastrello, PhD

Chiara is project leader and senior project developer.

Tomas Tokar, PhD

Tomas was responsible for mirDIP 4 data and development.

Elize Shirdel, PhD

Elize created the first version of mirDIP.


Content Developers

Anne-Christin Hauschild, PhD

Anne-Christin is the content developer for Tissue component.

Dylan Bethune-Waddell

Dylan contributed microRNA - gene predictions to mirDIP 5.

Zuhaib Ahmed

Zuhaib contributed tissue expression data for mirDIP 5.

Gitta Ekaputeri

Gitta contributed tissue expression data for mirDIP 5.

Max Kotlyar, PhD

Max contributed gene expression data for mirDIP 5.


Computer Programming and Support

Mark Abovsky, PhD

Mark works on web pages and database development.

Richard Lu

Richard runs database development and host server system administration.

Andrea Rossos

Andrea was a mirDIP data curator.

Wing Xie

Wing developed the first version of mirDIP.

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- Tokar T, Pastrello C, Rossos AEM, Abovsky M, Hauschild AC, Tsay M, Lu R, Jurisica I. mirDIP 4.1-integrative database of human microRNA target predictions. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jan 4;46(D1):D360-D370. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx1144. PubMed PMID: 29194489; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5753284
- Shirdel EA, Xie W, Mak TW, Jurisica I, 2011 NAViGaTing the Micronome. Using Multiple MicroRNA Prediction Databases to Identify Signalling Pathway-Associated MicroRNAs. PLoS ONE 6(2): e17429. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017429