Monday, November 16, 2009

SUPFAM(Inhouse Database) Upgraded & New Look !

SUPFAM Release 3.0 uses homologous families in Pfam (Version 23.0) and SCOP (Release 1.69) which are examples of sequence -alignment and structure classification databases respectively.

Check out here: SUPFAM

New Features of SUPFAM web-site

* New design!
* Use of ALignHUSH profile-profile alignment program to relate families.
* Graphical representation of superfamilies have been added.

by Krishnadev O

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In Memoriam – Warren DeLano !!

On Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009 Warren DeLano passed away suddenly at his home. He was 37 years old.

Warren is the developer of PyMol, an Open Source molecular visualization system that has made enormous contributions to the community and can produce stunning visualizations of Proteins. His impact on the field of protein visualization has been recognized many times by the community and his tools are used in labs all over the world.

Warren DeLano was born in Philadelphia, raised in Palo Alto, and educated at Yale University. At Yale, he joined Axel Brunger's lab, where he made critical contributions to the computational tools and methods that made "CNS" a universal computational crystallography program.

After Yale, Warren received his doctorate at the University of California, San Francisco under the mentorship of Jim Wells, PhD. He then became a founding scientist at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, creator of PYMOL, and founder of DeLano Scientific.

Throughout his life and career, Warren made fundamental and highly valued contributions to science. His Open Source PyMOL software is widely used throughout the world, and nearly all publications that display macromolecular structures use PyMOL. He was a strong advocate of freely available software and the Open Source movement. He also encouraged all who came into his lab or office. His sunny, optimistic outlook endeared him to all he knew; his brilliance awed and inspired many throughout the scientific and software worlds.

He is survived by his wife Beth Pehrson, mother Margaret DeLano, father James DeLano, Jr., step-mother Cathy Groves DeLano, step-father Tom Snouse, sister Jennifer DeLano and brother Brendan DeLano, as well as three aunts and eight cousins. A memorial will be held in several weeks – we will update this site as soon as information is available.

Monday, November 9, 2009

MSS literature presentation of Ms Richa Mudgal from NS Group on 11th Nov 2009 !!

BANGALORE - 560012

Speaker : Ms. Richa Mudgal

Title : "Classical to Modern Views on Constraints in Protein evolution"

Date & time : Wednesday,11th November 2009, at 3.00 PM



Coffee @ 2:45 PM

Dinesh D C and Yamunadevi S back to NS group after 3 months Internship @ Bonn, Germany.

Dinesh D C and Yamunadevi S @ Bonn, Germany.

Sunday, November 1, 2009