DNA FOR beginners -Dr. Oswald Theodore Avery – BBN 25th ARPANET Anniversary Lecture – What’s The Monte Carlo Technique? – Dr. Frank Lipman

Biologists have long attempted by chemical means to induce in higher organisms predictable and specific changes which thereafter could be transmitted in series as hereditary characters. Among microorganisms the most striking example of inheritable and specific alterations in cell structure and function that can be experimentally induced and are reproducible under well defined and adequately controlled conditions is the transformation of specific types of Pneumococcus.

Oswald Theodore Avery Jr. (October 21, 1877 – February 20, 1955) was a Canadian-American physician and medical researcher. The major part of his career was spent at the Rockefeller Hospital in New York City. Avery was one of the first molecular biologists and a pioneer in immunochemistry, but he is best known for the experiment (published in 1944 with his co-workers Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty) that isolated DNA as the material of which genes and chromosomes are mad. The Nobel laureate Arne Tiselius said that Avery was the most deserving scientist not to receive the Nobel Prize for his work, though he was nominated for the award throughout the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

RNA Vaccines (mRNA Vaccine) – Basis of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, Animation Doug Engelbart’s invited lecture at the BBN’s Distinguished Guest Lecture Series, part of the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the ARPANET Celebration. Hosted by BBN Science Development Program in Cambridge, MA.

What’s It Got To Do With Wealth Management – Annex Wealth Management’s Dave Spano explains what the Monte Carlo technique is, where it got its name, and how wealth managers rely on the technique to create financial plans.

Introduction to Monte Carlo (David Ceperley, University of Illinois)

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D. and Dr. Frank Lipman

2006 ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award Winner – Michael Waterman

Picture: 2006 ISCB ASSA Winner,
Michael S. Waterman
 

Dr. Michael S. Waterman, Professor of Biological Sciences, Computer Sciences, and Mathematics at the University of Southern California, is the 2006 recipient of the Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).

Waterman is best known as the developer, with Temple F. Smith, of the Smith-Waterman algorithm for determining the degree of similarity (homology) of amino acid sequences from DNA, RNA, or proteins.

CNBC’s Becky Quick highlights part of her interview with Microsoft founder Bill Gates over investment in climate change solutions.


Introduction to EMBL-EBI Resources

The EMBL-EBI is the home of the world’s most comprehensive range of freely available molecular databases and resources. Our resources help researchers share and analyse data and perform complex queries in many different ways.

Basic Local Alignment Search Tool: Nucleotide BLAST (BLASTn)

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