MiniSymposium Bradley Lab 2011

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents a 15 minute summary of current research in his lab on September 29, 2011 at the Drexel University Department of Chemistry Faculty Mini-Symposium. The main project discussed is the Open Melting Point Collection done in collaboration with Andrew Lang and Antony Williams. Work by Evan Curtin is also shown, demonstrating the application of melting point and solubility in reaction design.


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Jean-Claude Bradley presents the second lecture for Chemical Information Retrieval at Drexel University for Fall 2011 on September 30, 2011. The talk covers finding chemical property data on free and commercial databases, including Reaxys, SciFinder, ChemSpider and Google. An example is shown where an incorrect melting point for diazepam on the web and Reaxys was identified by carefully reading the original article. The use of Google Apps Scripts and other web services are covered. Finally...

Bradley SLA Talk on Open Melting Point Collections

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Jean-Claude Bradley presented at a panel on New Forms of Scholarly Communication in Science at the Special Libraries Association meeting on June 15, 2011. The talk covered the role of trust in science, with a focus on the validation of melting point data. Where the literature was unable to reconcile measurements, Open Notebook Science was used to clarify. The collection of an Open Dataset of melting point measurements for 20,000 compounds was described as well as ongoing curation efforts...

How Community Crowdsourcing and Social Networking is Helping to Build a Quality Online Resource for Chemists

submitted by: AntonyWilliams
With an intention to provide a free internet resource of chemistry related data for the community, ChemSpider provides an online database of chemical compounds, reaction syntheses and related data. Members of the community can contribute to the database via the deposition of chemical structures, synthesis procedures and analytical data. Data are also aggregated from many other depositors, at present over 400 data sources. The aggregation of data associated with over 25 million chemical...

Rfam and Wikipedia: Harnessing people power

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Alex Bateman's 2010 Benjamin Franklin Award lecture on why classification is important in science and how his team are using Wikipedia to engage the public and scientists in providing free and accurate information about RNA.

Citizen Scientists and Their Contributions to Internet Based Chemistry

submitted by: AntonyWilliams
This presentation was a presentation to a group of chemistry students at Drexel University. The premise of this presentation was an overview of the ChemSpider search engine and database but during the process of teaching about ChemSpider an overview of various aspects of internet based chemistry were given. This included: the quality of chemistry-related data online, an overview of InChIs as a basis for searching the internet by chemical structure and semantic markup of chemistry articles.

Cheminfo Retrieval Class Six FA09

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This is the lecture from the sixth Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on October 29, 2009. It starts with a review of some of the new questions answered by students from the chemistry publishing FAQ, which covers patent information and accessing electronic journals at Drexel. Tony Williams submitted a puzzle to resolve conflicting structures in ChemSpider, which is too difficult to be a regular assignment. It requires re-analyzing spectroscopic data in papers where...

The ELIXIR Database Provider Survey

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How biological databases are used in the European Union.

An Overview of ChemSpider, A Structure Based Community for Chemists, and Chemmantis, a Markup System for Chemistry Documents

submitted by: AntonyWilliams

This is a presentation I gave at Drexel University regarding our development of the ChemSpider and ChemMantis platforms. ChemSpider is built with the intention of providing a structure centric community for chemists and ChemMantis is to mark up and integrate chemistry based documents to online resources.

A Gene Wiki for Community Annotation of Gene Function

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Authors: Jon w huss Iii, Camilo Orozco, James Goodale, Chunlei Wu, Serge Batalov, Tim j Vickers, Faramarz Valafar, Andrew i Su