Chemical Informatics Letters

Volume 4, Issue 2; February 2002

Editor: Jonathan M Goodman


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 the protein structure workbench.

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 organisation.

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.

Web Sites:

The Munich Information Centre for Protein Sequences, the institute for bioinformatics of the GSF (National Research Center for Environment and Health). Services provided include:

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 research group's software aims to bridge the gap between fundamental chemistry and engineering.

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