CALL FOR DISCUSSION: MOLECULAR-REPERTOIRES/bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts.molrepertoires

David Kristofferson kristoff at
Thu Jan 13 13:45:42 EST 1994

The six month period for the prototype "pep-libs" group at
has expired, and we have received the proposal below to change it to a
full BIOSCI newsgroup (with both mail and news distributions):


PLEASE NOTE that the pep-libs mailing list will be terminated if this
proposal fails to garner enough votes.

Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through 23 Jan on
BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).  This
message is also being posted to the pep-libs mailing list, but replies
should be sent to either bioforum at or
bioforum at

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 and to propose modifications prior to the vote.

The 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 24 Jan (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-REPERTOIRES

e-mail address:       mol-reps at
                      mol-reps at

Discussion leader:

               Andrew Wallace
               Department of Biochemistry
               Istituto di Ricerche di Biologia Molecolare (IRBM) P.Angeletti
               Via Pontina KM 30.600
               00040 Pomezia (Roma)
               Tel.  +39-6-91093434
               Fax: +39-6-91093225
               Internet:  wallace at

Newsgroup charter:

Molecular-Repertoires is a forum for all those who are interested in
the generation and use of large collections of molecules for basic
research and drug discovery. The interdisciplinary nature of this
rapidly-growing new research frontier raises the need for a means by
which investigators can communicate rapidly and easily across the
boundaries which normally define more discipline-specific areas of

I propose the formation of a newsgroup called "Molecular-Repertoires"
to foster dialogue among all scientists whose investigative efforts

--generation of, and selection from, libraries of peptides and proteins
  displayed on bacteriophage.

--generation and selection of synthetic peptide libraries in solution or 
  "on beads" by combinatorial or other means.

--small molecule organic chemical libraries.

--encoded combinatorial chemical, oligonucleotide or peptide libraries.

--nucleotide or deoxynucleotide libraries.

Formation of a newsgroup will provide:

--a forum for discussion of new ideas and recent developments in the various
disciplines impinging on the field.

--a source of information for new participants.

--a bulletin board for announcements of meetings, funding sources and job

--a means of initiating collaboration among participants.

--announcement of availability of novel reagents and other materials.

--a repository of practical advice and other information, including advances in
relevant methodology.

The newsgroup is expected to run unmoderated and I am willing to act us
the current coordinator.

Andrew Wallace
Department of Biochemistry
Istituto di Ricerche di Biologia Molecolare (IRBM) P. Angeletti

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