Mirza PhD defense on the Ugi reaction for anti-malarial screening

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Khalid Baig Mirza defends his Ph.D. thesis at Drexel University on December 6, 2010 (advisor JC Bradley). He first discusses Open Notebook Science and his contribution to the sodium hydride oxidation controversy. Then he describes the UsefulChem project, involving the use of the Ugi reaction as an approach to synthesizing new anti-malarial agents, including a few unexpected side reactions and challenges. Finally he presents an overview of the ONS Solubility Challenge and its application to...

OpenSciNY Open Notebook Science Talk

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On May 14, 2010 Jean-Claude Bradley presented on Open Notebook Science at the OpenSciNY conference at the New York University Library. He introduced the topic by telling a few stories about how new forms of communication are affecting how we think about concepts like "scientific precedent", "peer review", "scientific publishing" and "scientific scholarship". At the end he spoke about archiving Open Notebook Science projects culminating in the publication of the Reaction Attempts and ONS...

UPenn Library Open Notebook Science Talk Jan2010

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents "Open Notebook Science and other Science2.0 Approaches to Communicate Research" at the University of Pennsylvania Library on January 21, 2010. The introduction covers recent examples of where the sharing of laboratory notebook information in chemistry on the blogosphere has been key to resolving ambiguous results in the traditional literature. Other examples illustrate the inability to assess contradictory data in the literature simply because insufficient...

NERM 09: Leveraging Transparency and Crowdsourcing in Chemistry Using Open Notebook Science

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents on October 9, 2009 at the Northeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Hartford. This talk, entitled "Leveraging Transparency and Crowdsourcing in Chemistry Using Open Notebook Science", was part of a symposium on Publishing and Promoting Chemistry in the Internet Age. It consists of an overview of Open Notebook Science with some new content on solubility prediction algorithms written by Andrew Lang and a few example of students taking a...

Bradley Lab Research Fall 09 MiniSymposium

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents a 15 minute overview of the research in his laboratory as part of the Drexel Chemistry department Fall 09 MiniSymposium on October 1, 2009. The talk is entitled: The synthesis of anti-malarial compounds using the Ugi reaction and Collaboration using social software.

Crowdsourcing Solubility using Open Notebook Science

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents at the American Chemical Society on August 16, 2009. The talk starts with highlighting how Open Notebook Science has been used to shed light on the recent report of using sodium hydride (NaH) as an oxidant. Next the Open Notebook Science Challenge is described, where ONS coupled to crowdsourcing is used to measure and share non-aqueous solubility data. Recent developments in using bots to contribute to the scientific process and applications to the Ugi reaction...

Cytokines and Neutrophins in Neuroprotection

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Dr. Michael Spedding published recently a review on the role of cytokines and neurotrophins in disease. Neurotrophins (e.g. BDNF) have beneficial effects on neuronal plasticity and brain metabolism. Inflammatory cytokines (e.g. IL1beta)oppose the effects of neurotrophins. Both, neurotrophins and cytokines are targets for the development of new drugs affecting central nervous system. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is the main activity-dependent neurotrophic factor. Interleukin 1beta...