Insights, Lessons and Challenges from a Transdisciplinal Assessment of Climate Change-Related Vulnerability

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar "Insights, Lessons and Challenges from a Transdisciplinal Assessment of Climate Change-Related Vulnerability" by Prof. Ms. Ma. Emilinda T. Mendoza, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science Development Services, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Banos held at SEAMEO-SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna on 27 August 2013

Science Nation - Virtual Reality Maps

submitted by: nsf
- Rebuilding the world one pixel at a time - Who says Rome wasn't built in a day? With the muscle of about 500 computers and 150,000 still images, Steve Seitz, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington's Seattle campus, and his colleagues have reconstructed many of Rome's famous landmarks in just 21 hours. For more Science Nation, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Science Nation - Mind Mappers

submitted by: nsf
Neuroanatomist Jacopo Annese is looking for 1,000 brains. The Director of the Brain Observatory at the University of California, San Diego is on a quest to collect, dissect, and digitize images of the human brain for the Digital Brain Library, which was launched with support from the National Science Foundation. Annese and his team look for connections, mapping brain structure and connecting it to human behavior. He believes that with a large enough catalog of brains preserved as virtual...

Characterizing Protein Structures by Surface Mapping

submitted by: icamvid

Elaine Thompson gives a talk at the RPP08 conference about protein surface mapping:
1) Methods: Finding pockets on crystallographic structures with FADE and Crevasse Software
2) PKA Examples
3) Results on a Series of Kinases
4) Conclusions: Pocket

Solberg Woods interview: "Fine-mapping a locus for glucose tolerance using heterogeneous stock rats"

submitted by: pgeditor

Overview of recently published paper in Physiological Genomics, 'Fine-mapping a locus for glucose tolerance using heterogeneous stock rats", by Leah Solberg Woods, Katie Holl, Michael Tschannen , William Valdar

The Biology of Genomes (2008) with David Bentley Interviewed by Chris Gunter

Dr. David Bentley is Vice President and Chief Scientist at Illumina Inc, developing new DNA sequencing technology for fast, accurate sequencing of complex genomes. His major research interest is the study of human sequence variation. He was previously Head of Human Genetics and founding Member of the Board of Management at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, where he played leading roles in the Institute's contribution the human genome reference sequence, The SNP Consortium and the...

Mapping the Arabidopsis Epigenome and Transcriptome by Deep Sequencing

submitted by: dougramsey

Mapping the Arabidopsis Epigenome and Transcriptome by Deep Sequencing presented by Ryan Lister

Towards Computer Assisted Markup of Data: Habitat-Lite

submitted by: dougramsey
Lynette Hirschman, The MITRE Corporation Co-authors: Scott Mardis, Cheryl Clark, Kevin Cohen Habitat-Lite (aka EnvO-Lite) is a set of structured terms designed to facilitate capture of high-level information about habitat and sample source metadata for genomics and metagenomics samples. It is designed to be light-weight and compact. Habitat-Lite terms are drawn from the full EnvO ontology and are made avail able by the EnvO Consortium in the EnvO-Lite-GSC OBO file. Habitat-Lite terms include...

Reconstruction of Alternative Splice Variants and Associated Abundances from Short Sequence Reads (CSHL Genome Informatics Conference 2008)

submitted by: micha
The FLUX CAPACITOR : next generation sequencing technologies provide an unprecedented capacity for surveying the nucleic acid content of cells. This profound sequencing depth may allow in particular for exhaustively sequencing through the large dyanimc range of RNA abundances in the cell, overcoming limitations imposed by current (random) clone selection approaches. However, the very short reads produced by the most cost-effective such technologies make the reconstruction of complete RNA...

Epigenomics of Cancer - Prof. Wei Li (Part 1, 2009)

submitted by: ralanharris

Prof. Wei Li lectures on studies of transcription factor binding sites and histone modifications using ChIP-chip and Chip-seq assays. Part of the Computer Aided Discovery Methods 2009 course offered at Baylor College of Medicine.