General EBI news
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Inaugural Symposium
The Wellcome Trust celebrated the scientific opening of the Genome Campus with a symposium on topics related to the three institutes on the Campus. A report of this symposium can be found here.
Objects in Bioinformatics `98 Conference
The second conference on "Objects in Bioinformatics" concluded that there is a steady progress in bioinformatics software component technology, with quite some focus on CORBA as the glue between the applications.
Sequence Analysis of Protein Domains Workshop
The Sanger Centre and the EBI Industry Programme organised a workshop on sequence analysis of protein domains. The workshop was held twice, once for academia and once for industry partners from EBI´s BioStandards Project.
The Life Sciences Research Task Force Issues 'Request for Proposals' on Biomolecular Sequence Analysis
The EBI will submit a response to this "Request for Proposals" based upon AppLab, a technology that was developed originally during the BioStandards project.
The Protein Function and Metabolic Pathways (PFMP) Database Project
A research group at the EBI has undertaken a project on the development of an integrated resource on protein function and metabolic pathways. The project is a joint venture between the EMBL-EBI and 3 pharmaceutical-agrochemical companies, Hoechst-Marion-Roussel, Monsanto, and Zeneca. This article will give a concise overview of the project.
From EST sequences to Radiation Hybrid Maps
This article introduces a software platform that has been developed at EBI to facilitate Radiation Hybrid mapping for the mouse.
SPTR - A comprehensive, non-redundant and up-to-date protein sequence database
SPTR is a comprehensive protein sequence database that combines the high quality of annotation in SWISS-PROT with the completeness of the weekly updated translation of protein coding sequences from the EMBL nucleotide database
New staff at EBI
Professional backgrounds of new staff that have arrived during the last couple of months to take up duty at EBI.