Offers of Material to be Contributed to PPS Course
Please make new offers or suggestions after accessing the
Principles Outline document.
Please mail useful links to firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently we have consultants in Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland,
Germany, Israel, United States of America, Australia and United Kingdom.
What about Asia, Africa, South America, the Far East and the Former Soviet Union?
... last updated 5th.September 1995
- Dorin Borza
invites us to learn about histidine-rich
- Glenn Proctor at York, UK, has put together a
web page describing the principles behind molecular surfaces - how they're
generated, and what they can be used for.
- Antti Iivanainen email:email@example.com in Finland offers to produce
some HTML on
with illustrations from GCN4 leucine-zipper and influenza haemagglutinin. Triffic!
- Steve Ellis at Virginia Tech. offers to help in producing
images for contributors with a scanner there. Email him if you want such help.
He also recommends HTMLwrit for hyper-authoring under Windows.
- Jon Cooper at Birkbeck has offered to coordinate material production for
the Super Secondary Structure
section of course material. Well done, Jon!
- Yehonathan Pouny (Yoni) at the Weizmann Institute offers `Ion Channels' as a
new `Protein Family' for the course, and would welcome discussing it with others.
- Christoph Weber at Univ.Zurich wishes to offer help to people on the Course
who may need assistance with graphical viewers under UNIX. Join him on
firstname.lastname@example.org after the holiday.
- Stephan Spencer, who refers us to his
virology server, has joined as a
consultant and offered material on protein structure relarions in viruses.
- Keith Wilkinson has offered to help produce some material on protein structure relarions in viruses.
protein degradation, the ubiquitin system and the proteasome.
- From the European Bioinformatics Institute
, UK, Mary Ann Tuli
has offered to prepare HTML pages on Molecular Biology.
Arturo Morales (email@example.com) at MIT is offering to do something on conformational
changes related to function and regulation.
- Joining as a consultant, Jon Cooper at Birkbeck has offered to coordinate production of the section
Please let us have any volunteers to help him.
- John Skora has offered to mirror the course material at Brookhaven's
PDB server. Thanks John.
- Judith Murray-Rust at Birkbeck has very kindly offered a
on growth factors and related molecules.
- Glenn Proctor at York University
is kindly contributing material about
E-Selectin to the Lectin
and will also produce something about molecular surfaces. Thanks Glenn.
- Roger Sayle of
RasMol fame, has contributed an On-Line RasMol Manual.
- At Birkbeck, Oliver Smart has offered to coordinate the Section
`Overview Molecular Forces',
and Christine Slingsby will contribute to the Protein Interactions/Quaternary areas. Much
- Mark Dalton
at Univ.Minnesota, but works at CRAY Inc., is preparing
material about Cell Biology
that will fill in much of our first Overview Chapter. Many Thanks, Mark.
Gail Schuman joins as a consulting student, and is helping Jane
Richardson mount all the Kinemage software, plus the Branden & Tooze
Kinemage supplementary examples where students (and consultants) can get
at them by browser. Much appreciated.
Barry Moore in Salt Lake City, Utah joins as a consulting student. Just got
his home page together.
Chris Thorpe at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden has offered to do a `families'
section on LECTINS, possibly with help from N.Srinivasan and Rex Palmer at
Birkbeck. This is not a single superfamily, since it covers several folds,
but is a Very Welcome Contribution, nevertheless.
- Garry Myers at the Menzies School of Health Research in Australia has joined as a consultant student. The first from Oz.
He's offered to prepare some material for the first two Chapters,
Overview of Protein Synthesis (Translation), and on Primary Structure (nomenclature &
amino acid properties). Cheers, Garry. Anybody else want to help
- Lesley West
at firstname.lastname@example.org has offered offered to help with organising the GLOSSARY. Many Thanks.
She and Stefan
Sack are working together on this. They have a
contributors and students how to use the GLOSSARY.
- Kurt Berndt of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, has joined as a consultant
and has undertaken to do the whole section on Secondary Structure. Great!
His initial URL is here.
- James Crabbe and Richard Steward at Reading University, UK, have in
place already a considerable body of material and experience relevant to
computer-based teaching in the areas of protein structure and function. They
join us as contributing consultants. A welcome addition!
- Stefan Sack, a PhD student physicist at DESY in Hamburg, has joined us as
a consulting (and contributing) student, and has set a fine example by
his own URL
- Sandro Magri, in Genova, Italy has kindly offered to provide a South Europe
mirror site for the course material alongside the PDB mirror they are building.
Terrific! Should help with bandwidth. See also
their site, packed
with nice links
- Tom Baldwin has offered to help, so we hope he'll look at the
`Principles Outline', and choose a relevant area.
- Dave Stampf at Brookhaven has suggested we could point at some of
Manuel Peitsch's beautiful pictures they have mounted at
PDB. He's also kindly arranged for
their Home Page to point to this course. Thanks, Dave!
- Joel Sussman has offered a lecture on acetylcholinesterase, and points to a
- Theodore Crusberg at Worcester Polytechnic,
MA has offered to prepare material on supramolecular structure of
protein assemblies, signal sequences, transmission of protein through membrane,
and entrapment in the periplasm.
- Andrew Henry at Bath, UK, has offered to do something on antibodies and
hypervariable regions. And possibly a section on the immunoglobulin
fold generally (?).
- Simon Brocklehurst at Oxford has offered to produce
hydrophobic side-chain packing in cores , and fold stabilisation.
He also may do a section on
cytokines/receptor families, and on
Simon's W3 PPS Development
Area, is at URL http://nmra.ocms.ox.ac.uk/~smb/VNSPPS/
- Peter David of Michael Levitt's group has offered to help, so we hope he and
his colleagues will look at the
`Principles Outline', and choose relevant areas.
- Andrew Booth of the BioNet Teaching & Learning Technology Programme at
Leeds Univ.UK has offered to contribute, but we don't yet know on what.
He points to
some Molecular Animations.
He's also offered to mirror the course material on a system at Leeds.
Many thanks, Andrew.
- Len Banaszak of Univ.of Minnesota has offered several problem sets which
use the Richardson's prekin/mage programs.
- Jane Richardson has offered the kinemage supplement from Branden & Tooze;
we await permission from the publishers, Garland. She also offered many
relevant kinemages, some with detailed worksheets, and also to translate some
of them into .gif files that should load directly into the browser client.
- Arthur Lesk has offered to help, so we hope he'll look at the
`Principles Outline', and choose a relevant area.
- Phil Bourne has offered to produce a home page on `Databases' and will
also do something on amino acid profiles related to accessibility and
secondary structure. His co-workers may come up with some nice
illustrations of folds and protein interactions. He claims also to have
co-opted Anthony Nicholls of GRASP fame, to do something on Electrostatics.
Amino Acids Overview by Sami Raza, formerly at Birkbeck, now at Leicester
- Jane Richardson and Phil Bourne have made useful and constructive comments
on The Principles of Protein Structure course outline document.
If you are interested in contributing material, take a look at the
`Principles Outline' course document, and
choose a relevant area. Then e-mail us your offer(s) to
The VSNS-PPS Course Organisers are grateful for all the above contributions.
Keep 'em coming! Send us your URLs.