Posts Tagged Interaction

Visualizing collaborative networks

Moritz Stephaner and Christopher Warnow used data from SciVerse Scopus (>94,000 publications in total) to map the collaborations of Max-Planck Researchers (inside and outside the MPG) over the last decade. A nice combination of (social) network logic and geography!

The network view shows the Max Planck Institutes and their connections. The size of the circles represents the number of scientific publications for each institute, and the width of the connecting lines the number of jointly published papers between two institutes.

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Computer-to-Gene Interface

Using a light-activated gene-system, researchers from the ETH Zurich and UCSF demonstrated that gene-expression can be controlled from the outside using a computer.

The approach is a comparatively simple means to take control of fantastically complex biochemical processes to achieve a desired result.

see the report in the BBC Science & environment section “‘Cyborg’ yeast genes run by computer” – Unfortunately the original article in Nature Biotechnology (doi:10.1038/nbt.2018, 2011 advance online publication) is not OpenAccess:

In silico feedback for in vivo regulation of a gene expression circuit” (Andreas Milias-Argeitis et al.)

Probably belongs into the not-yet-existing category “Convergence of Life- and Information-Science”.

Shared via LinkedIn by Gary Johnson in Computational Biology

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A documentary on network-theory

As I met Marc Vidal personally, this is just about one-degree of separation for me 😉 – Enjoy!

(found via Barabasi lab, thanks to Henning Stehr for hints)


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The guardian of the genome


P53 is a very central hub of the cellular (protein-)interaction network. Its’ importance is also underlined by the over 50.000 articles already published on it, most of it related to cancer: entering ‘P53 AND cancer’ into pubmed returns 43919 articles (17726 entries on ‘P53 and mutation‘ and 5237 articles about p53 gene function. In case you wanted a somewhat lighter executive musical summary, see the video below (found via SchockWellenReiter): “to keep your genome mutation free, it’s the concentrated passion of P53”

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DREAM – RECOMB

The 6th Annual DREAM on Reverse Engineering Challenges, the 7th Annual RECOMB Satellite on Systems Biology, and the 8th Annual RECOMB Satellite on Regulatory Genomics will be held jointly at the IDIBELL institute (Barcelona) on October 14-19, 2011. The meeting will start at 9am on Friday October 14, 2011, and run till 6pm on Wednesday October 19, 2011 (October 14: DREAM; October 16-17: Systems Biology; October 18-19: Regulatory Genomics).
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BLA BLA – a film for computer


I don’t quite now what to make out of this.
It’s definitely different. It’s kinda weird.
It’s digital, interactive, and a bit alive.
See for yourself.

BLA BLA
by Vincent Morisset
blabla.nfb.ca

Driven by the viewer’s mouse clicks, BLA BLA is an interactive tale in six chapters populated by endearing characters generated using both traditional and high-tech methods. With the support of the NFB, director and creator Vincent Morisset (whose credits include the documentary MIROIR NOIR and the interactive music video for Neon Bible by Arcade Fire) takes an innovative approach to narrative, exploring human communication and addressing the challenges of telling a story with the spectator as participant.

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Protein Bioinformatics Tools: Sequences, Structures, Interactions, Networks

Focus on Regulatory Proteins:  Sequences, Structures, Interactions, Networks

EMBO Practical Course: Protein Bioinformatics Tools

Together with Toby Gibson and Niall Haslam, Aidan Budd is organizing an EMBO-funded course in September. It’s mostly aimed at wet-lab scientists – see below. He asked me to circulate this to other scientists who I think might be interested in the course – I thought this might be a suitable spot – the full poster can be found here.

EMBO Practical Course on Protein Bioinformatics Tools – Focus on
Regulatory Proteins: Sequences, Structures, Interactions, Networks

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