EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Fri 20th August 2004)


RFCGR/HGMP: Alan Bleasby, Jon Ison, Gary Williams, Claude Beazley, Hugh Morgan
EBI: Peter Rice, Jaina Mistry, Lisa Mullan


1. Minutes of the last meeting

Minutes of the meeting of 23rd July 2004 are here

2. Software Development

2.1 Jemboss

Tim has added a keyword search for the 1-line descriptions of applications, and a favourites menu for user preferences and the top 10 most used applications, updatable by users. This is saved between sessions.

2.2 Diffseq

Tim requested an update to diffseq to check on sequence differences that affect the proteintranslation. Gary will look into the code.

2.3 EMBASSY Phylipnew (Phylip 3.6)

Jaina has successfully converted 33 out of 35 programs ni her Masters project. Only a few bugs remain to be fixed. The remaining programs are "drawtree" and "drawgram" which Peter will convert before release.

Phylip 3.61 is now available.

3. Documentation & Training

3.1 Papers

A paper on the Jemboss alignment editor has been submitted.

Jon's Protein Science paper has been accepted. All the programs are in EMBOSS and domainatrix. Future work will concentrate on ligands and protein-protein interactions.

4.2 User survey

Jon is looking for companies and industry users for the user survey.

So far over 600 replies have been received in the original text format.

The user survey is now in the form of a web page. A further 200 replies have been received bvy this route. It should be easier for users to complete - and easier to process the results.

Peter has a script to process the text forms, whcih can be adapted to save results in web format and further process both sets of replies.

Strong letters of support have been receieved from two UK universities.

4. Administration

No items.

5. User queries and answers

Gary's current list reviewed. Most new issues were already answered.

6. AOB

6.1 Wish list from ISMB

Jon collated the user requests from ISMB:

7. Date Of Next Meeting

Next meeting at 9.30 on September 3, 2004,