Volume 2, Issue 1; January 2001
Editor: Jonathan M Goodman
- Science and Celera
- Science has accepted a human genome paper
from Celera, with unusual arrangements
for making the raw sequence data available. Instead of insisting that the authors deposit the data
in GenBank or a similar database
Science has agreed to an arrangement whereby Celera makes the information available, under
some conditions. Science is keeping a copy of the database to ensure that the access will continue
to be possible. A
statement from the editor of Science is available.
- Drug information
- A guide to more than 9,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications provided by the United States Pharmacopeia.
A service of the USA National Library of Medicine.
- A Web-based focal point for access to chemistry information
resources of all kinds. Each resource is evaluated, classified and
indexed, using the meta data recommendations of the Dublin Core.
The site has over 10 000 hits a month, which is about 2-3 % of the
traffic for the Cambridge Chemistry
Department Web Server.
- Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics
- CMBI is based at the University of Nijmegen. Until 1999, it was known as the
the CAOS/CAMM Centre. The research interests of the centre include
organic synthesis, genome analysis, crystal polymorph prediction, small molecule and biomolecule datamining, and macromolecular
structure analysis. The centre also provides databases and software.
- Life Sciences Research at the OMG
- This group aims to improve the quality and utility of software and information systems used in
life sciences research through use of the Common Object Request Broker Architecture
(CORBA) and the Object Management Architecture (OMA), to encourage the development of
interoperable software tools and services in life sciences research and to use the Object Management
Group (OMG) technology adoption process to standardise interfaces for software tools, services, frameworks, and components.
- NWChem: high performance computational chemistry software
- A computational chemistry package that is designed to run on
high-performance parallel supercomputers as well as conventional workstation
clusters, developed by the High-performance Computational Chemistry group of the
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) at the Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory (PNNL).
- German chemistry information service. The information
is also available
in English. This site is updated frequently, and provides
an archive of software, tools, jobs, conferences, etc.
- Learning Chemistry through Java
- Professor Andrew Rappe
from the University of Pennsylvania has used Java to create some educational resources for
- Classic Chemistry
- This website, run by Professor Carmen Giunta
of Le Moyne College, New York, has a number of classic chemistry papers, a glossary of
archiac chemical terms, and a history of chemistry calendar, giving month by month chemical
- Marvin Applets
- Marvin Applets 2.6, Marvin JavaBeans 2.6 and JChem 1.5 have been
released. These Java tools are useful for building internet,
intranet, distributed or standalone chemical applications.
© 2001 J M Goodman, Cambridge