Volume 4, Issue 2; February 2002
Editor: Jonathan M Goodman
- QSAR at UNC
- This server is run from
Professor Alexander Tropsha's group and the University of North Carolina.
The QSAR server provides
information on a number of QSAR methods. The same group also provides
- VAM: Valid Analytical Measurement
- "The definitive source of information for anyone interested in valid analytical measurement".
This site is run by LGC,
(formerly the Laboratory of the Govenment Chemist). The site helps organisations
in the UK to carry out analytical measurements competently and accurately
- The Computational Center for MacroMolecular Structures (CCMS) is a joint
project of UCSD, The Scripps Research Institute, and the San Diego
Supercomputer Center, supported by the National Science Foundation.
Programs for analyzing molecular shape and measuring shape complementarity for docked complexes are available for download, including
FADE and PADRE.
- MDL Alliance
- MDL has signed a three-year marketing agreement with
Partek a leading provider
of statistical and visual pattern recognition software for
the scientific research community.
- How unbreakable is Oracle?
- Oracle has a marketing campaign based
on the product being unbreakable.
Can this be true?
- ACS archive
- The American Chemical Society has announced that it has completed the scanning of the ACS Journal Archives,
back to 1879, the year of the first publication of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The on-line links on the JACS page still stop in 1996.
- Software competition
- The European Academic Software Awards is a biennial competition for developers of academic software
within higher education and research in Europe. The submission form will be closed by midnight February 26. The award ceremony will be
"a formal happening" and the organisers will secure the festive status of the awards.
- Open Archives Initiative
- The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient
dissemination of content. The Open Archives Initiative has its roots in an effort to enhance access to e-print archives as a
means of increasing the availability of scholarly communication. The initial press release gives the aims of the
- HIV database
- The HIV protease database, run by the National Cancer Institute
in the USA, is an archive of experimentally determined 3D structures for HIV-1, HIV-2 and SIV.
- The Munich Information Centre for Protein Sequences,
the institute for bioinformatics of the GSF
(National Research Center for Environment and Health).
Services provided include:
- Pedant (Computational analysis of complete genomic sequences)
- Orpheus (Software system for gene prediction in complete bacterial genomes and large genomic fragments)
- MITOP (Database for mitochondria-related genes, proteins and diseases)
- Sequence Database Access
- EU CORBA (Linking Biological Databases using CORBA)
- Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
- This mathematics encyclopedia "the web's most extensive mathematics resource"
is back on the web, after an absence because of legal discussions about
who owned it.
- Virtual Kinetic Laboratory
- This site was developed by
Professor Thanh Truong at the University of Utah. His
software aims to bridge the gap between fundamental chemistry and engineering.
© 2002 J M Goodman, Cambridge