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Issue 23: iSGTW 09 May 2007

 Feature - New Weapons Identified in the Battle Against Hospital Superbugs

Each point represents a protein expressed in the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa; each line represents known interactions between these proteins. 
Image courtesy of e-Therapeutics

For the first time in decades researchers have announced the discovery of new antibiotics that use a truly novel approach in attacking bacteria. The grid-powered drug searches were conducted by a spin-out company from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. E-Therapeutics found three new drugs that are effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, such as that scourge of hospitals, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

The drugs entered clinical trials in February and should be available for use within two to three years. The techniques that enabled this discovery were developed by the UK e-Science Programme, coordinated by the UK’s Research Councils and the Department of Trade.

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Feature - Event

 Midwest Grid Workshop
Adjacent to the skyscrapers that make up the Chicago skyline and overlooking the “Little Italy” neighborhood, about 70 participants convened at the University of Illinois at Chicago in late March for the Midwest Grid Workshop.

Organized by Open Science Grid, TeraGrid and their partners, the attendees ranged from undergraduates with a passing knowledge of grid computing to professionals who already use a grid for science applications and are interested in using it in more powerful ways.

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Feature - Event

 LCG-France: Ramping-up for the LHC
In March, more than seventy members of LCG-France gathered together to discuss the progress of French involvement in the global grid infrastructure to meet the computing needs of the Large Hadron Collider, CERN’s new particle accelerator, set to go online late this year.

This meeting highlighted the challenging aspects of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid and the progress made during the last several months.

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Link of the Week

Gridcasts share the excitement of the emerging developments in the grid field with the public. This week will be casting from the joint 20th Open Grid Forum and the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE User forum in Manchester, England.

Gridcasts are a combination of blogs, podcasts and videos to make the public “feel like they were there.” Check it out at

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Image of the Week - Science

LHC Family Album

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 TeraGrid Appoints New Director
Dane Skow became TeraGrid’s new director on May 1. Skow had been deputy director of the TeraGrid’s Grid Infrastructure Group, a joint appointment with Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, since 2005.

Skow’s leadership in the grid community started during the 22 years he spent at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, first as part of the Particle Physics Data Grid and then in the Open Science Grid.

A profile of Dane Skow appeared in Science Grid this Week in 2005.

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 Register now for EGEE and SEE-GRID Summer School
The joint EGEE and SEE-GRID Summer School on Grid Application Support, to be held June 25-30 in Budapest, Hungary, is accepting applications until June 10. The summer school is open for anyone interested in the use of EGEE and SEE-GRID tools, technologies and infrastructures. The school’s primary focus is enabling end-users to apply the EGEE middleware to operate applications on top of inter-organizational IT infrastructures.

To learn more and register online visit the school’s Web site.

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Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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