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The Protein Structure Series: Post – VI

In this series so far, we have looked at protein structure data and introduced a bit of python code to analyse it. The code below loads a protein structure and allows the user the extract the protein’s amino acid sequence. In this post we will try to extract more information from the sequence we have… Read More »

The Protein Structure Series: Post – V

From last time In the last post, we moved from explaining the theory of proteins, especially their 3D structures to actually handling the structures with python in the jupyter notebook. If you are new here please have a look at the preceding posts to catch up. In this post, I will assume you have looked… Read More »

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

Background: It is hard to imagine that we are still debating this 233 years after the successful development of the first vaccine, in 1796, by Edward Jenner. To a Pakistani this may seem like a debate in the west but locally people are increasingly refusing to vaccinate their children on various grounds. This also made… Read More »

Smoking and Radiation: The danger no one ever brings up

Smoking is dangerous and other things “Smoking is dangerous”, “Smoking can be injurious to your health”, “Tobacco smoke can harm your children”, “Cigarettes are addictive”, “Smoking kills”, “Smoking can cause blindness”, “Smoking can cause a slow and painful death”, “Smoking can cause mouth cancer”, “Smoking can lead to infertility” are just some of the warnings listed… Read More »

The Protein Structure Series: Post – IV

Recap: Just to refresh for myself and all of you, what we have been looking at so far in the Protein Structure Series is understanding protein structures. While many text books already cover a lot of the basic stuff, these posts are especially structured for aspiring researchers who want to start working with protein structures… Read More »

2 – day, scientific research training workshop. 27-28th June, 2018.

This is the first training event organised by IDRACK, in 2018, in collaboration with the Khwarizmi science society (KSS) and the Centre for Excellence in Solid State Physics at the University of the Punjab, Lahore. Objective: This workshop is being organised with two objectives in mind: To introduce Software Carpentry in Pakistan and encourage people to… Read More »