Life Scientist > Molecular Biology

IT meets biology in donor program

14 March, 2002 by Mary Brandel

Paul Zyla, director of information systems at the non-profit National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) in Minneapolis, and Martin Maiers, manager of bioinformatics and research systems, discuss how IT meets medicine in an effort to save lives.

Queensland splurges on supercomputer

14 March, 2002 by Pete Young

A $4 million supercomputer is the Queensland government's latest addition to its already impressive investment in the state's biotech infrastructure assets.

IT integration key to fueling drug development

14 March, 2002 by Marc Ferranti

To streamline drug discovery and development in the face of mind-numbing amounts of data, the need for integration and interoperability among applications, databases, and hardware is greater than ever before, according to an array of speakers at the recent BioSilico 2002 conference.

UNSW joins international Linux research effort

14 March, 2002 by Ashlee Vance

A team from the University of NSW is one of the members of a newly-formed international group set up to examine how the Linux operating system running on Hewlett-Packard servers can serve as a key platform for research.

Singapore to build $13M life sciences supercomputer

14 March, 2002 by David Legard

Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Compaq Computer Corp are to jointly build the infrastructure for Singapore's new Bioinformatics Research Centre (BIRC).

Group looks to join life sciences with Web services

13 March, 2002 by Ashlee Vance

A consortium of technology heavyweights and life sciences bodies has put the finishing touches on the group's agenda designed to make sending research data between organisations easier.

Spare time? Then fold some proteins

11 March, 2002 by Melissa Trudinger

Stanford University scientists have come up with a screen saver that uses thousands of idle computers to assist with simulations of protein folding.

Popular genetics: Body Shop to stock DNA test

08 March, 2002 by Melissa Trudinger

A British company offering personalised DNA tests for diet and lifestyle genes may begin marketing the product in Australia by the end of the year, but Australian geneticists were sceptical about its efficacy.

Sun helps launch medical 'holodeck'

06 March, 2002 by Gail Balfour

The University of Calgary and Sun Microsystems have launched the Sun Centre of Excellence for Visual Genomics, a new kind of bioinformatics facility which uses 3D technology to view complex data of the human body.

Melbourne to host international genetics congress

04 March, 2002 by Iain Scott

Bumper year, 2003 - it's the 50th anniversary of the Watson and Crick's now famous paper on the structure of the DNA molecule.

More BioIT conferences scheduled for Asia-Pacific

01 March, 2002 by Iain Scott

The success of a bioinformatics conference in Hong Kong in January has led to the establishment of three similar conferences in the Asia-Pacific region.

Autogen files new US patents

25 February, 2002 by Melissa Trudinger

Australian genomics company Autogen has filed US patent applications for five new genes related to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

New imaging company hits the capital-raising trail

25 February, 2002 by Tanya Hollis

Australia's latest biotech public share offering opened today as vision sciences company IATIA began efforts to raise $5 million.

Genomic analysis software gets US launch

22 February, 2002 by Tanya Hollis

A new, Melbourne-developed microarray analysis software program is to be unveiled at a major genomics conference in the United States tomorrow.

New biotech network aims for power in numbers

22 February, 2002 by Tanya Hollis

A new biotechnology network is aiming for a "power in numbers approach" to garner industry and government support for groups working in the industry.

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