The Protein Structure Series

Having not added content for a while I think its the right time to start putting together a series of articles centered around my area of expertise, namely Protein Structures. In this series of articles I will aim to cover some basic essentials about: Protein Structures. What are they? Why do we need structures? How… Read More »

Workshops 2019

IDRACK is now accepting expression of interests from students, faculties and universities to host scientific training workshops in 2019. If you are interested please follow the steps outlined below: If you haven’t already filled out the general scientific interest survey please do so now. Please visit our IDRACK’s Facebook page and comment on the latest post… 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 »

Parallel programming with Python: Recalculating Pi

The previous post illustrated in a simple way the use of Python for scientific computing purposes. This article extends the previous post by introducing the concept of parallel programming. The previous example will be used, so if you haven’t run that yet, I suggest you do that now. Modifications will be made to the previous… Read More »

Python: A Monte Carlo simulation to calculate Pi

Building on the previous post, which covered a very simple example using a for loop, this post will take things up a notch. As discussed before, there are many resources available on the internet for learning Python. This blog doesn’t attempt to teach you Python. Instead it provides exposure on using the Python programming language… Read More »

Programming with Python: A simple example

Python: Python is a scripting language that is commonly used in scientific computing. Being popular amongst researchers and growing in popularity by the day, it is a very important skill set to have for young people to be successful in their careers. So after that opening note lets get down to programming. There are many… Read More »

Protein Structure: Basics of Protein Bioinformatics (Part 2)

The previous post focused a little on protein synthesis and briefly discussed protein sequences and some areas in which they are used. Another important area of protein bioinformatics is protein structure. This post introduces the basis of protein structure. Protein Structure: Once the synthesis of polypeptide chains (proteins) at the ribosome is complete, the polypeptide… Read More »