Good Bye

Well, I have had to move my blogging efforts to a different blog, and so will consider this my final post. Visit our collective work at the Taubman Health Sciences Library News Blog at

It’s been fun! Thanks for listening to me while I was on my soapbox(es)!


March 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

New Release of CDART

Long time no post!  NCBI has announced its new release of CDART, Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool with enhanced features such as:

  • improved performance for long query proteins
  • expanded input options: protein sequence, set of conserved domains
  • display of similarity scores
  • filtering of results

You’ll find CDART at:

Have fun!


October 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Cytoscape Webinar

The Taubman Health Sciences Library and the National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI) are offering a remote Cytoscape training class via Adobe Connect.  Cytoscape is an open source molecular interactions visualization tool.

Date: Monday, September 12, 2011
Time: 10:00am-11:00am EST
Instructor: Marci Brandenburg

For more information about this class and to register, please go to

If you have any questions, please contact Marci Brandenburg at or 615-1643.

September 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Provost Phil Hanlon announced the University of Michigan’s support to expand postdoctoral fellowship opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social, behavioral and economics fields.  Applications are currently being accepted and more information is available at the University Partnerships for Faculty Diversity site.

September 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

PNAS Editor to Head New OA Journal

Science Magazine reported that Randy Schekman will be the new editor-in-chief of a new open access journal slated to be released next year by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Wellcome Trust, and the Max Planck Society.  Read the full news item here (at the bottom of the news page)!  Read an interview with Randy Scheckman here.

July 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

EBI Bioinformatics Roadshow

Hey Everyone!  Long time, no post.  We are looking to have the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) do a Bioinformatics Roadshow at the University of Michigan.  The question is: what do you want the trainers to teach?

So here’s your chance to let us know.  Here’s a link to their Learning Objectives.  Send us your feedback on what you want to see, and we may just get them here to show you!

July 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm Leave a comment

Biointerfaces Symposium at NCRC

The North Campus Research Complex is hosting a Biointerfaces Symposium on Friday, May 20th through Saturday, May 21st. The Biointerfaces Symposium is meant to foster academic and entrepreneurial partnerships and features speakers in business, law, public policy and more.  The symposium will be held at the North Campus Research ComplexRegistration is required.

May 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

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