February/March 2007

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MODELLING

Maths maps tomorrow's drugs

David Robson on how molecular modelling is making headway in the laborious process of drug discovery.

BIOINFORMATICS

The burgeoning needs of biology

Clare Samson discovers how ELNs are finding a home in bioinformatics applications

DAQ

Simple is often best

Choices of data acquisition software are clouded by a bewildering array of data formats. For successful integration from instrument to analysis package, the simplest option is often the best, discovers Sian Harris.

PROFILE

The life puzzle solver

Pavel Pevzner, chair professor of computer science, University of California, San Diego

STATISTICS

Quantifying the ideal

Felix Grant on how statistical computing is charting the evolution of the brain and skull

VISUALISATION

If a picture paints a thousand words

Felix Grant opens his eyes to the world of visualisation