Archive for the ‘Publishing’ Category

DIY Bookscanner Kit arrived

I love books. Real books, made of paper, ideally hard cover and properly bound with needle and thread. And I have assembled a nice library over time. On the other hand, due to peculiar choices of where to live and where to work, and due to the nature of my job, I essentially live on […]

Journal of Cheminformatics receives Impact Factor of 3.42

We just wanted to update you with some good news from the Journal of Cheminformatics. The Thomson / ISI 2011 Journal Impact Factors were just released, and the Journal of Cheminformatics received an Impact Factor of 3.42 – the first year we have been given an impact factor. This is very high for a new […]

Open Position for a Scientific Database Curator/Annotator in ChEBI team

We are looking for a Scientific Database Curator/Annotator to work on the ChEBI (Chemical Entities of Biological Interest) project within the Cheminformatics and Metabolism Team. The position is based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. The successful applicant will work on the existing […]

Un-creative re-use of J. Chem. Inf. editorial

I was recently alerted by someone about chunks of text copied from an editorial by my colleague David Wild in the Journal of Cheminformatics [1] appearing in another article by Nutan Prakash and Dinta A. Gareja in the Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics [2]. While David’s article is cited as a reference, those larger chunks of text […]

ChEBI release 57, now with links to NMRShiftDB

Congratulations to the ChEBI team for publishing ChEBI version 57. ChEBI Release 57 now contains links to NMRShiftDB. Search ChEBI for “caffeine”, for example, and you find the link to the carbon NMR spectrum of caffeine on the “automatic XREFs” page of ChEBI, in the “Small Molecules” section. ChEBI now contains just under 17,963 manually […]

NMRShiftDB now with more than 12.000 proton spectra

The number of structures and spectra in NMRShiftDB now exceeds 31.000 and 35.000, respectively. The number of proton spectra alone is now 12.934. This is due to NMRShiftDB developer Stefan Kuhn in my group importing a recent donation from our collaborators Reinhard Dunkel and Heinz Kolshorn. Thanks to Heinz and Reinhard for their generosity.

3rd International Biocuration Conference in Berlin

I’m attending the 3rd International Biocuration Conference in Berlin, which looks like a pretty successful meeting in terms of numbers of participants. Seems like somewhere between 100 and 200 participants. It looks like the time for recognition for biocuration and curated biological resource has come. The International Society for Biocuration has been inaugurated yesterday. People […]

Cheminformatics/Metabolism PhD position at EBI

The Cheminformatics and Metabolism group at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in Hinxton, Cambridge, Uk, has an opening for a phd position. The EBI is one of four outstations of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is a great place to do research in chemistry, cheminformatics and drug discovery. In all of these areas, […]