Monthly Archives: October 2010

Parasite to Prevention – an Open Access Week event

BioMed Central’s international conference, Parasite to Prevention, was run during Open Access Week 2010 in connection with our OA journal, Malaria Journal. The Edinburgh conference brought together leading malaria researchers and industry representatives to review important recent findings in parasite and vector biology, disease pathophysiology and immunology, disease treatment, prevention and control. With thanks to… Read more »


Tony Pawson awarded Signal Transduction Society medal

The Signal Transduction Society (STS) held their 14th annual meeting in Wiemar, Germany, last week. A major highlight was the award of the STS medal to Professor Anthony James Pawson, for his outstanding contributions to the field of signal transduction research. Whilst remaining at the forefront of cell and molecular biological research, Tony is an… Read more »


Gregory Petsko in Genome Biology: The first 10 years – a Kindle/iPad ebook from BioMed Central

Structural biologist Gregory Petsko has contributed a thought-provoking and entertaining monthly column to the scientific journal Genome Biology every month since its launch in 2000. To mark the 10th anniversary of Genome Biology this eBook brings together 10 years of Petsko’s columns. “An addictive series of science OP-ED commentaries using current issues to illuminate issues important… Read more »


Boom or Bust for Biofuels Research?

A recent special section of Science is devoted to the discussion of alternative energy and its technical and economic challenges (content requires subscription or payment). Robert Service [1] reports how investment in ‘cellulosic’ biofuel production in the US, in face of global recession, is dependent upon out-competing current maize ethanol production. A 10% ethanol requirement… Read more »