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Journal Club: Dr. Nathan Edwards
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Event Journal Club: Dr. Nathan Edwards
When Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where Basic Science Building 341 (Library)
Event details
Details Dinosaur Proteomics!

Asara et al. explores the protein sequence information observed by
(tandem) mass-spectometry on proteins found in fossilized Mastodon and
T. Rex bones. There are a variety of interesting aspects to this work,
including the survival of analyzable protein material, but I'll focus on
the informatics challenges of the analysis. Pevzner et al.
entertainingly debunks (some) aspects of the analysis using the millions
of monkeys on typewriters analogy. Dinosaurs! Controversy! T. Rex!

Asara, J. M., Schweitzer, M. H., Freimark, L. M., Phillips, M., Cantley,
L. C., Apr. 2007. Protein sequences from mastodon and tyrannosaurus rex
revealed by mass spectrometry. Science 316 (5822), 280-285.
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1137614

Pevzner, P. A., Kim, S., Ng, J., Aug. 2008. Comment on 'protein
sequences from mastodon and tyrannosaurus rex revealed by mass
spectrometry'. Science 321 (5892), 1040.
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1155006
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