BridgeDb is a framework for finding and mapping equivalent database identifiers. It has many facets: it is both a framework, live services, and are identifier mapping files for genes, proteins, and metabolites.

BridgeDb Framework

  • The Application Programming Interface
  • The Java Library

BridgeDb Identifier Mapping Databases

  • Genes and Proteins (Based on Ensembl 83, Dec 2015 & EnsemblGenomes 31, March 2016)
  • Metabolites (Based on HMDB, ChEBI, and Wikidata, 2016-04-12)
  • Interactions (Based on Rhea, 2016-03-23)

BridgeDb Plugins

BridgeDb Web Services

BridgeDb mapping functionality is made available via various webservices.

  • WikiPathways: REST services
  • Open PHACTS: Identifier Mapping Service, Linked Data API

Developer Teams

The following groups are contributing to the development of the BridgeDb world (current or past):

  • University of Manchester: Christian Brenninkmeijer
  • Gladston Institutes: Alex Pico
  • Heroit Watt University: Alasdair Gray
  • Maastricht University: Martijn van Iersel, Thomas Kelder, Egon Willighagen, Anwesha Bohler, Christ Leemans
  • Others: Isaac Ho, Jianjiong Gao

Manchester University

    Maastricht University


Gladstone Institutes