Chemical Informatics Letters

Volume 4, Issue 3; March 2002

Editor: Jonathan M Goodman


UK QSAR and Cheminformatics Group Spring Meeting 2002
June 11, 2002, Accelrys Inc, Cambridge, UK. Speakers include Scott Kahn, Accelrys; Jonathan Mason, Pfizer; Dick Cramer, Tripos; Darren Flower, Jenner Institute and Student Presentations.

Gnutella scalability
Is Gnutella, the peer-to-peer information-sharing technology scalable? This thesis investigates the Gnutella network topology, and shows how complicated finding an answer to the question may be.

Cheminformatics Conference
Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Sixth Annual Cheminformatics Conference will take place on May 6-8, 2002, Philadelphia, USA.

Science Base is aimed at everyone who has an interest in chemistry, biomedicine and related sciences, providing news, views and interviews from David Bradley.

Search Engine Communities
A new algorithm maps web-communities of related pages, by the analysis of links. The self-organisation of web communities is a research project at the NEC Research Institute.

Computing Fallacies
An article by Michi Henning, lists some popular fallacies about computing, including: Fallacy 1: Computing is Easy; Fallacy 5: If It's Graphical, It's Easy; Fallacy 11: Standards all the Solution

What is .NET? Does it matter? Microsoft call it "the new technology driving the next generation of the Web" and it is the Microsoft XML Web services platform.

Journals to become a thing of the past?
Plans to extend free access to scientific and academic research papers have received a boost with the announcement of a $3m grant from financier and philanthropist George Soros' Open Society Institute. "The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment." Professor Stevan Hanard, will use the money to develop EPrints self-archiving software, which is intended to allow people to set up all purposes archives on the web, which are OAI compliant.

Pauling notebooks
The notebooks of Linus Pauling are now available on-line.

Web Sites:

Mineral Web
A web site for the 3-D display of mineral structures

The EcoCyc database describes the genome and the biochemical machinery of E. coli. MetaCyc, a metabolic encyclopedia, contains metabolic pathways from many organisms, but not genomic data.

Ab initio quatum chemistry programs designed by Professor Hans-Joachim Werner and Professor Peter Knowles.

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