Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How Google Buzz affects my Blog

I like Google Buzz, since most of the postings that I can read there are mainly work related. It has also affected my blogging here: While I still don't seem to get many comments on my postings here, it seems people like to comment on Buzz, where this blog is listed as a connected site of my account. I will start adding links to Buzz threads of my blogs in the discussion section.

Converging the different Google technologies would be nice in this case. Google are also owning the site that is hosting this blog. Why can't Buzz threads related to this blog automatically appear here?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Google Summer of Code 2010

Our (the Open Biology Foundation's) application for the Google Summer of Code has been accepted.

I am offering to mentor a project to develop an All-Java Multiple Sequence Alignment algorithm as part of the BioJava project.

If you are an interested and skilled student, take a look at the project description, and if you think you are up for the challenge, send me an email with your application.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Latest release of RCSB PDB web site contains all vs. all protein structure alignments

Last night we released the latest major version of the RCSB PDB web site. This release contains a number of exciting new features:

All vs. all protein structure alignments

* Interactive Structure Alignment Display
* Expert Mode for Protein Comparison Tool

General Site Improvements

* Home Page Layout and Customization
* OpenSearch Integration
* Resizable Viewer Applets

Query Results Page and Tabular Reports Improvements

* Bidirectional Sorting
* New Image Collage Page
* Report Table Filtering
* One-to-Many Relationships in Report Tables

Ligand Search Improvements

* Ligand Top-Bar Search
* Ligand Advanced Search
* Chemical Structure Search
* Ligand Summary Page