Main Index . . . dated 6th.July'95
We are closing down the PPS course for the summer, although work will continue and the pages will remain mounted at the normal URL (plus mirrors). This experiment has been a *resounding success* proving the tremendous potential for collaborative distance education and research of the new Internet and Web technologies. The ripples will take a long time to fade. We're glad you were part of it. We made lots of friends and learnt a lot. Comments received suggest you did too :-)
This text is mounted at URL http://www.cryst.bbk.ac.uk/PPS/closing.html for your convenience and reference. Just bookmark it if you would rather not read such a long email now. BUT _DO_ READ IT ;-) . . . . . . . . . . . thanks -oOo-
We want to take this opportunity to deal with a number of issues that are either outstanding or on-going.
Dave and Jane Richardson for the Kinemage software and files
RogerSayle at GLAXO for RasMol
Henry Rzepa (with PMR) for chemical/MIME
Alan Bleasby at Daresbury and Dave Stampf at BNL for the mirroring
Paul Kummer, Daresbury WebMaster for emergency mirroring
Gail Isherwood-Schuman, WebMother at Brookhaven Lab Structural Biology for
various dollops of enthusiastic support and hard work under pressure
Marcus Speh of the Globewide Network Academy for early admin support
Gustavo Glusman and his wizards for BioMOO and its wonders
Lesley West and Stefan Sack for managing/curating the hyperglossary
The wonderful volunteer group leaders who helped so much :-
Ala(A) Ethan Benatan firstname.lastname@example.org Cys(C) Daniel Y. Dubois email@example.com Asp(D) Juergen Pleiss firstname.lastname@example.org Glu(E) Troy Messick tmessick@watson.Princeton.EDU Phe(F) Christian Frosch email@example.com His(H) Djamel Medjahed firstname.lastname@example.org Ile(I) Morten Kjeldgaard email@example.com Lys(K) Kris Boulez Kris.Boulez@rug.ac.be Leu(L) Terence Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org Met(M) Damian Moran email@example.com Asn(N) Andrzej Kierzek firstname.lastname@example.org Pro(P) Pete Dunton email@example.com Gln(Q) Jennifer Quirk firstname.lastname@example.org Arg(R) Chandra Sekar Ramanathan email@example.com Ser(S) Simon Brocklehurst firstname.lastname@example.org Thr(T) Stephen Tate email@example.com Val(V) Steve Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org Trp(W) Todd Scheuer email@example.com Tyr(Y) Angeline Kantola firstname.lastname@example.org . . . and all their helpers
David Houldershaw, Richard Westlake and John Bouquiere at Birkbeck for technical support, occasionally under stressful circumstances
Material Contributors :-
Kurt Berndt at Karolinska Inst., Sweden for a whole hyperchapter
Jon Cooper at Birkbeck for much timely and valuable material
Mark Dalton at Cray, Los Alamos for his Cell Biology course
Keith Wilkinson at Emory and Beatrice Gorinsky at Birkbeck
Mary Ann Tuli at EBI, UK and Henry Breszki, Strathclyde Univ.
Sami Raza formerly Birkbeck, now Leicester, for 'Amino Acids'
Alan Ward, Univ.Newcastle,UK for 'Amino Acids'
Oliver Smart at Birkbeck for 'Molecular Forces' (and a big Thank You for the use of jura)
Antti Iivanainen, Finland for 'Coiled-Coils'
BSM group at UCL for PROCHECK and CATH and other bits
Tim Hubbard's group for SCOP, Sanger Centre for PRODOM
John Overington at Pfizer for 'Alignment Database'
Manuel Peitsch at GLAXO, Geneva for beautiful images
Daniel Huson, Bielefeld for 'Wallpaper Symmetries' Mini Sowdhamini and Stephen Rufino for 'domains',
Raj Gill for 'Insulin', Judith Murray-Rust for Neurotrophins,
Robin Stephenson for various technical 'spells', all at Birkbeck
John Walshaw for much good'n'hard HTML authoring towards the end.
. . . and many, many more who pitched in along the way, shared with us all the benefit of their help, wisdom, knowledge, skills, and even those who wanted to but couldn't for pressure of Real Life.
And to GLAXO for support of PMR, Birkbeck for £support of AM, to Brookhaven and Daresbury for hosting our stuff and helping in other ways.
THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ASK FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION
Fill the form at
so we get your postal address, etc.
They'll be sent out soon.
Send in material or URLs for projects/works that are completed or nearing completion to email@example.com
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way of collecting comments,
suggestions, ideas, complaints, proposals, afterthoughts and anything
else at all that people wanted to say in relation to anything to do
with the course or the contents of this ramble? Well, there is!
Look at URL
and have your say.
Well that's all for now folks. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
Best Regards, Alan Mills and Peter Murray-Rust
for VSNS-PPS, and to virtually the whole world.