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New computer simulation helps explain folding in important cellular protein

... Scholar and professor of bioinformatics and computational biology, also at UGA. The research was supported ... power and potential of combining expertise from computational physics and computational biology in solving challenging biological ...

Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

... The Dalles Dam, thanks in part to a detailed 3-D computational fluid dynamic model created by researchers at ... Marshall Richmond will explain the complex computational model that he and his colleagues developed during ... Conditions in The Dalles Dam Tailrace Using computational Fluid Dynamics. Authors: Marshall C. Richmond, ...

PNNL scientist garners early career presidential award

... RICHLAND, Wash. -- A computational mathematician at the Department of Energy's ... Tartakovsky's award emphasizes the importance of computational science in solving complex energy and ... "Alex has been developing and using computational tools to help us understand how contaminants and ...

7th annual [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference 'Molecular Evolution' June 18-19, 2009

... the University of Basel's 7th annual [BC]2 Basel computational Biology Conference "Molecular Evolution", opened ... include leading experts in evolutionary and computational biology: Walter J. Gehring, opening the ... Institutes of Health (NIH) and is active in computational Biology and Genomics at NCBI since 1991. He is ...

Computer model predicts brain tumor growth and evolution

... and other institutions have developed a computational computer model of how brain tumors grow and ... process of tumor evolution and growth. The master computational model was built on formulas that predict how much ... size and shape. Researchers validated their computational model with glioma specimens. Bearer studied about ...

Open access advocate Philip E. Bourne to receive 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award

... Philip E. Bourne, a computational biologist and professor with the University of ... biological and educational outcomes derived from computational science and scholarly communication, employing ... a founding editor-in-chief of the journal PLoS computational Biology, part of the Public Library of Science, a ...

A genomic CluE for cloud computing

... science and in the Center for Bioinformatics and computational Biology at the University of Maryland. He and ... their skills are needed. Bioinformatics and computational Biology at Maryland Pop is a researcher in ... of Maryland Center for Bioinformatics and computational Biology (CBCB), a multidisciplinary center ...

Computational model examines the pathways of Alzheimer's that strikes at the young

... the brain works to cause the disorder is by using computational modeling, (a series of equations) to characterize ... findings are contained in the study entitled A computational Model of the Role of Presenilin-1 and Glycogen ... Orleans. The researchers constructed a simple computational model to measure plaques and tangles and their ...

Computational model examines the pathways of Alzheimer's that strikes at the young

... the brain works to cause the disorder is by using computational modeling, (a series of equations) to characterize ... findings are contained in the study entitled A computational Model of the Role of Presenilin-1 and Glycogen ... Orleans. The researchers constructed a simple computational model to measure plaques and tangles and their ...

Cloud computing brings cost of protein research down to Earth

... been obtaining and maintaining the very costly computational infrastructure required for analysis of the vast ... analysis clusters without a huge investment in computational hardware or software licensing fees," says Dr. ... or even individuals, to have large-scale computational resources at their disposal at very low cost per ...

7th [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference

... The seventh Basel computational Biology Conference 2009 "Molecular Evolution" ... of Copenhagen, Denmark. The annual Basel computational Biology Conference brings together like minded individuals and companies interested in the field of computational biology. The main goal of the conference is to ...

Collaboration leads to success: Most powerful computer of its kind in western N.Y. available worldwide

... served as Founding Director of the UB Center for computational Research (CCR) from 1998-2006. Under Miller's ... New York Grid (WNY Grid), which aggregated costly computational resources at institutions throughout WNY. The ... The system is cost-effective in solving large computational problems in areas including ...

UC San Diego bioengineering professor trey ideker wins 2009 Overton Prize

... pioneerhas won the International Society for computational Biology's Overton Prize. The Overton prize is ... made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology. Trey Ideker is an Associate Professor ... excerpted from the International Society for computational Biology's press release on the 2009 Overton ....

New tool for genome-wide association studies

... of Lausanne have developed AssociationViewer, a computational tool that displays genetic differences between ... considers the software to be a powerful tool for computational genetics. "Compared to other tools out there, ... a very successful collaboration between the LICR computational Genomics Group, the SIB Vital-IT group and ...

MacArthur Foundation awards planning grant to improve decision-making in energy policy

... a large-scale collaboration to develop a computational modeling tool that will help a wide range of ... Program in Law and Economics; and Todd Munson, a computational Mathematician at the Computation Institute and ... ability to address key issues is limited by computational methods that do not exploit high-performance ...

Human genomics in China

... individuals. Second, the integration with computational science and computer technology brought about ... mathematics and statistics led to the rise of computational biology, which makes full use of the genomic data ... Actually, mainly promoted by bioinformatics and computational biology, laws of a complex life system can now be ...

New technique is quantum leap forward in understanding proteins

... unmitigated success. The group has devised a computational method that, with remarkable accuracy, predicts ... Hwa at UCSD and Martin Weigt, an expert in a computational technique known as message passing, in Turin, ... on each protein in a pair. To visualize this computational challenge, think of a grid that is 100 residues ...

Argonne advancing DOE INCITE scientific research projects

... Department of Energy's (DOE) Innovative and Novel computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. ... protecting the quality of life here on earth, the computational science now possible using DOE's supercomputers ... costs. As part of DOE's Innovative and Novel computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program, the ALCF ...

2009 DOE INCITE projects allocated at ORNL

... the Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, or INCITE, ... protecting the quality of life here on earth, the computational science now possible using DOE's supercomputers ... Computing Facility in the National Center for computational Sciences, Jaguar is the world's most powerful ...

Oak Ridge supercomputer is the world's fastest for science

... laboratory's associate director for Computing and computational Sciences, says petascale machines like Jaguar ... of the top ten recent scientific advancements in computational science used Jaguar to provide unprecedented ... Through the agency's Innovative and Novel computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program, which ...

Could Dr. House be replaced by a computer?

... such as the liver, heart and brain. But a new computational approach developed by computer scientists Tomer ... from the University at San Diego, "establish a computational basis for the genome-wide study of normal and ... manner," says Prof. Ruppin. The computational model describes metabolism in ten different human ...

Human Microbiome Project awards funds for technology development, data analysis and ethical research

... the development of innovative technologies and computational tools, coordination of data analysis and an ... of microbes that constitute the microbiome. computational tools will also be developed to optimize the ... who will develop new technologies and computational tools, their approximate funding levels and their ...

NSF funds new 'Center for the Physics of Living Cells' at Illinois

... center. Schulten directs the theoretical and computational biophysics group at the Beckman Institute for ... Other advances are occurring in the field of computational microscopy, led by Schulten's biophysics group. ... for Supercomputing Applications, he said. computational microscopy, when combined with laboratory ...

CSHL team traces extensive networks regulating alternative RNA splicing

... Zhang and Krainer used a comprehensive set of computational methods to predict how and where the splicing ... observed. An authority on the application of computational methods to biological questions, Zhang and ... one-half and three-fourths of the thousands of computational binding-site predictionsand the corresponding ...

Cornell gets $10 million NSF grant to establish new sustainability institute

... with Cornell University's new Institute for computational Sustainability, being launched with a $10 million ... Gomes and her team hope to create a new field of computational sustainability, analogous to computational biology, that will stimulate new developments in ...

Petascale climate modeling heats up at University of Miami

... prepare for the implementation of such intense computational systems, which currently remain a scientific and ... capability, these experiments will provide a computational environment where many of the theoretical aspects of the interactive ensembles can be tested. A computational test bed is essential for enabling the scientific ...

UT Knoxville wins $16M NSF mathematics and biology center

... topics and on how to apply the tools of computational science to biology in general. Sergey Gavrilets, ... at the hub of the vital and growing field of computational biology. Winning this competition represents the ... of the NSF creation of the National Institute for computational Sciences at UT Knoxville, a $65 million award to ...

UH researchers win top prize for research with humanitarian applications

... body function and ecosystems, and the team's new computational tools will help researchers better understand how ... and help alleviate drought and famine. "The computational tools will pave the way to less expensive and ... and research and used both high-performance computational tools at TLC2, which were powered by Intel ...

Grant supports emerging field of massive data analysis and visual analytics

... of data are being generated in health care, computational biology, homeland security and other areas, but ... Park, a professor and associate chair in the computational Science and Engineering Division of the Georgia ... learning, numerical algorithms and optimization, computational statistics, and information visualization. ...

$2 million computer will help unravel major medical ailments

... and other medical ailments. The Institute for computational Medicine, based at Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus ... research centers of its kind, the Institute for computational Medicine focuses on unraveling health problems ... tentatively in early 2009, in the university's computational Science and Engineering Building. "We have a ...

Multithreaded supercomputer seeks software for data-intensive computing

... ever built," said Moe Khaleel, director of computational Sciences and Mathematics at PNNL, which is ... to explore this advanced architecture," said PNNL computational scientist Daniel Chavarra. In previously published work, PNNL computational scientist Jarek Nieplocha used a predecessor of ...

FSU researcher using computers to hone cancer-fighting strategies

... Florida State University faculty member who uses computational techniques to evaluate a new class of ... of data demands sophisticated, specialized computational methods," Chen said of his research. ... resorting to escalating doses," Chen said. "Our computational research has enabled us to quantify and develop ...

Texas A&M researchers develop tool to study complex clusters of genes

... Texas A&M University researchers have developed a computational tool that will help scientists more accurately ... science researcher Qingwu Yang, detail their computational tool and its implications in their paper ... of them, Sze explained. So researchers need a computational tool to help them predict where similar clusters ...

Thinking ahead: Bacteria anticipate coming changes in their environment

... biochemical networks can perform sophisticated computational tasks," says Tavazoie. In addition to shedding ... Variable Environment. Each microbe in this novel computational framework is represented as a network of ... the supercomputers provided by the University's computational Science and Engineering Support Group, their ...

Roadrunner supercomputer puts research at a new scale

... Alamos and IBM researchers used three different computational codes to test the machine. Among those codes was ... the human brain, human cognition is a petaflop/s computational problem. To date, computers have been unable ... of the machine to the world, we are already doing computational tasks that existed only in the realm of ...

Computation to unravel how genes are regulated and shed light on how cells become different

... A closer alliance between computational and experimental researchers is needed to make ... by the European Science Foundation (ESF), computational Approaches to the Role of Epigenetic Marks in ... and the relationships established between computational and experimental biologists. We think that the ...

'Death protein' research secures funding for UCF scientists

... methods. Biophysical approaches and computational modeling methods helped us see what is happening ... UCF protein chemist, Thomas Selby, has the computational modeling skills that could help her design new ... train UCF graduate students in biophysics and computational modeling of protein structure. In addition to ...

iPlant Kickoff Conference at CSHL begins tackling plant biology's grand challenges

... They also will discuss the hardware, software and computational tools needed to create a cyberinfrastructure to ... many in the plant research community lack the computational skills and tools [needed] to take full advantage ... on training the next generation of scientists in computational thinking. Ultimately, students, teachers and the ...

Birth of an enzyme

... the University of Washington, Seattle, used novel computational methodologies to scan tens of thousands of ... created were almost identical to the predicted computational design. But the efficiency of the new enzymes ... therefore seem to correct shortcomings in the computational design, by shedding light on what might be ...

Algorithm finds the network -- for genes or the Internet

... similar algorithms. The impact of having such a computational biology tool is in genomics, where researchers ... years he has expanded to bring his skills to computational biology. His main interest and ambition are to ... Multidisciplinary research that combines computational approaches with biological data is a hallmark of ...
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