Dr Peter Murray-Rust
Dr Peter Murray-Rust: Open Access to Science Data
Seminar 3 March 2008
Abstract: Dr Murray-Rust will cover a range of topics on the importance of open access to science data, in particular Chemical data. This includes a discussion of data capture methods and data repositories in science departments, and the importance of semantic publications such as eTheses.
Speaker biographies: Dr Murray Rust's research group at Churchill College Cambridge is looking at:
Research in molecular informatics and brings tools from computer science to chemistry, biosciences and earth sciences, integrating humans and machines in managing information. Specifically the group
* has created Chemical Markup Language (CML), an expanding XML representation of molecular science including molecules, spectra, reactions, computational chemistry and solid state. * investigates how computers can be used in communication such as authoring papers/theses. We work closely with several publishers. * investigates how the chemical literature can be text-and data-mined to discover new science from heterogeneous data sources. * is automating the process of computational chemistry by providing expert wrappers to major programs. The results will support /in silico/ prediction of molecular and reaction properties for use in safety, pharmaceutical design, enzyme processes. * is part of the UK eScience network and are developing the semantic Grid for chemistry. This Grid will seamlessly link databases and services and allow scientists to ask "Google^TM -like" questions with chemical content. * is promoting Open source and Open data and are developing a peer-to-peer system for publishing molecular information at source so it becomes globally available.
Two links to the work are: