David Kristofferson kristoff at
Tue May 10 22:04:14 EST 1994

We have received a proposal below for a new newsgroup,

Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through 22 May
on BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).  For
those who are not on the BIOFORUM/bionet.general newsgroup currently,
either read bionet.general on USENET or contact one of the following
biosci addresses to sign up by e-mail:

Subscription Address                 Location
--------------------                 --------
biosci at               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
biosci at                   Americas and the Pacific Rim

One warning, however: BIOFORUM/bionet.general is a "chatty" newsgroup
and many other items will be discussed there besides this newsgroup
proposal.  USENET news access is definitely better than e-mail if you
want to monitor only this discussion.

Discussion Guidelines
Please do not post one-line messages saying things like "I am in favor
of such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter below and to propose modifications prior to the vote.
If the charter is perfect as is, then there is no need for anyone to
say anything!!!

The newsgroup discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light
of the discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call
for votes which will go out on 23 May (Newsgroup Discussion leaders -
please note this deadline - if no revisions are received before the
deadline, the original charter will be voted on.).

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

Proposal to establish MOLECULAR-MODELLING/bionet.molecular.modelling

Proposed USENET name: bionet.molecular.modelling

Proposed Mailing list name: MOLECULAR-MODELLING

Proposed e-mail addresses:  molmodel at
                            molmodel at

Discussion Leader: 
			Philippe Stas                    philstas at 
			Dept. of Cellular Immunology                        
			Free University of Brussels      tel: 32-2-359.03.58
			Paardenstraat 65                 Fax: 32-2-359.03.59
			B1640 St.Genesius Rode                              


This will be a non-moderated newsgroup about the physical and chemical
aspects of molecular modelling, including discussions about the
algorithms and the applications behind the software.  Discussion about
all kinds of molecular modelling techniques, such as homology
modelling, molecular dynamics, diffuse dynamics, electrostatic
calculations, surface analysis, will be included in the newsgroup,
excluding discussions about refinement in X-ray or NMR techniques (see
other groups).  The newsgroup will not be restricted on the program or
platform used.  A FAQ will be compiled and posted monthly.

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