Re: 'Topic' BioMOO meetings/tutorials

Murray-Rust Dr P (
Fri, 15 Mar 1996 11:16:48 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 14 Mar 1996, Jacky Turner wrote:

> Dear Consultants,
> In the meeting on Tuesday we decided to set up a series of special topic
> BioMOO meetings or tutorials and to ask if any of you would like to volunteer
> to lead such a meeting/tutorial or act as the expert guest.
> We have 2 meetings set up during the next fortnight (as in my mail to
> general list):
> Henry Brzeski: Protein Synthesis Thursday 21st March
> Sophia Kossida: Molecular phylogenetics tutorial Wednesday 27th March
> A number of other suggestions for topics were also made during the meeting
> and I am listing them below.
> If you would be interested in taking part in any of these topics, either
> as the discussion/tutorial leader or as a expert witness, please let us
> know. Also let us know any other topics you think we should include in
> the program.
> 1. PDB FILES: detailed discussion of the information to be found in them.

I would be quite prepared to have a go at this - Jw, Raj and I had a
discussion in the bar after the BioMOO tutorial. I think we should take
it card by card because that gives a good structure for the agenda.

A *separate* possible fun idea is that we prepare a fully annotated PDB file
as a voluntary course project - something that we would be proud of - and
that might be
mounted at B'haven for show. I suggested insulin , but I gather this is
a subjet for their assignment so that perhaps something like hemoglobin
might be more appropriate.

Obviously the markup would point to the PDB docs, but there would be
aditional material. e.g. we would show the proper chemical structure of
heme, discuss the symmetry of the molecule - the a2b2 tetramer, the
mutants, the DPG binding, etc. This could be a communal effort where
various people volunteered for different 'cards' !! - e.g. what do you
get out of the 'SOURCE' card, the 'CRYST' cards and so on.

> 2. SEQUENCE ANALYSIS: We could ask the Biocomputing Course people if they
> would be interested in this one.
> 3. H INFLUENZAE SEQUENCE: Henry B suggested he might be prepared to do this
> one.

This is a briliant idea! (of course they all are... :-)
> 4. HTML and WEB SERVERS: John Walshaw would like to be involved in this one,
> but would appreciate participation from others,
> such as Alan Mills, David Moss and anyone else

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