Sunday, March 29, 2009

Swapna and Nidhi @ Manchester as Visiting Students..

Swapna and Nidhi from NS group Reached Manchester!!

Warwicker Group
Michael Smith Building, Faculty of Life Sciences, Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PT, UK
tel: +44 (0)161 3064490


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

QuteMol: high quality molecular visualization system !!

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Mac OS

Interactive and
Innovative Molecular Graphics

QuteMol is an open source (GPL), interactive, >high quality molecular visualization system.
QuteMol exploits the current GPU capabilites through OpenGL shaders to
offers an array of innovative visual effects. QuteMol visualization
techniques are aimed at improving clarity and an easier understanding of
the 3D shape and structure of large molecules or complex proteins.

  • Real Time Ambient Occlusion
  • Depth Aware Silhouette Enhancement
  • Ball and Sticks, Space-Fill and Liquorice
    visualization modes
  • High resolution antialiased snapshots for
    creating publication quality renderings
  • Automatic generation of animated gifs of rotating molecules for web pages animations
  • Real-time rendering of large molecules and
    protein (>100k atoms)
  • Standard PDB input
  • Quick installers for Win and Mac OS X (intel) (new!)
  • Support as a plugins of the NanoEngineer-1 the modeling and simulation program for nano-composites (new!)

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The PDB molecules can be seen in space fill, stick and
licorice versions at present. But the realism and the
ability to save in multiple resolutions is what I liked
the best in this program.

By O Krishnadev (NS Group)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mysore Trip with Mr. James Kitchen..!!

Date: 22nd March, 2009
Place: Mysore.

One Day Trip to Mysore

James Kitchen PhD,
Visiting Student from Warwicker Group, Manchester, UK
Warwicker Group

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sandhya Sankaran submitted her PhD Thesis!!!

March 2009

Titled: Remote homology detection and Analysis of protein domain superfamilies

Alumini of NS Group!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Informal seminar by Mr. James Kitchen -19 March 2009 !!

Mr. James Kitchen is a PhD student in the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK and he is currently in MBU on his short visit. He will be delivering an informal seminar on

Charge environments around phosphorylation sites in proteins

Date: 19 March 2009 (Thursday)
Time: 3pm
Coffee/Tea: 2:45pm
Venue: MBU Seminar Hall.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rangoli Competition @ IISc 2009 !!

Holi Celebrations @ IISc 10-12th March 2009
Venue: Gymkana
Date: 10th March, 2009

Dinesh D C and Yamunadevi S from NS group bagged second prize..

Saturday, March 7, 2009

MATHBIO POSTERS: Interdispl PhD Students @ IISc


Venue: Faculty Hall
Date: 7th March, 2009.


"Computational design of protein-like sequences using probabilistic model of amino acid substitutions"

Richa Mudgal and Gaurav Thareja

Supervisors : N. Srinivasan1 and N. Chandra2

Collaborators : S. Sandhya3 and R. Sowdhamini3

1Molecular Biophysics Unit (MBU), 2Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; 3National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore.