iSGTW - International Science Grid This Week

Issue 141: iSGTW 9 September 2009

A SLiM chance for viruses

Viruses have evolved a clever way of reproducing. They hijack the replication machinery of their host cell, which is controlled and regulated by a variety of signaling pathways, and fool them into producing copies of itself.

To combat this, Richard Edwards, head of the Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution group at the University of Southampton, UK, wants to better understand the signaling pathways. It’s an enormous task, requiring the study of interactions between the 20,000 or so proteins contained within the cells of the human body.

To do so, Edwards is focusing on short, linear sequences of amino acids known as SLiMs.

And in order to do that, Edwards wrote the SLiMFinder, a computer program  running on OMII-UK’s grid.

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Supercomputing simulations can depict what happens when an accelerator beam passes through a cavity — without the problem of dealing with a choppy electromagnetic wake.

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Readership survey

 What you said about iSGTW

The results from our summer 2009 readership survey are in, thanks to all of you who participated. So, what did people think?

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Link of the week

/Citizen Cyberspace

On 24 June, iSGTW reported on “citizen cyberspace,” volunteers participating in on-line science projects.  What’s happened since then?

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PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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