2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: STRUCTURAL-NMR/bionet.structural-nmr

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Tue Mar 15 15:58:52 EST 1994


This is the second and final call for votes on the proposed
STRUCTURAL-NMR/bionet.structural-nmr newsgroup.  Note that the e-mail
address will be changed from nmr-str to str-nmr if the group passes
the vote.  This message is also being posted to the
nmr-str at net.bio.net prototype newsgroup that was set up recently.

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Proposal to establish STRUCTURAL-NMR/bionet.structural-nmr:  

e-mail address:       str-nmr at net.bio.net
                      str-nmr at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion leader: 

	       C.S.RAMAN 
               Department of Biochemistry
	       University of Texas Health Science Center
	       7703 Floyd Curl Dr.,
	       San Antonio, TX 78284-7760
               USA

	       Tel:  (210) 567 - 6623
	       Fax:  (210) 567 - 6595
               Internet:  raman at bioc01.uthscsa.edu


Newsgroup charter:

Structural-NMR is a forum for all those interested in studying three
dimensional structure of macromolecules using Nuclear Magnetic
Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR).  Prior to 1982, the complex NMR spectra
of biological macromolecules were interpreted on the basis that their
structure in solution was the same as that obtained from X-ray
crystallography. In the last 10 years, there have been astonishing
developments in instrumentation and methodology, which have enormously
increased the power of NMR.  The most notable application comes from
studies of conformations and interactions of biological macromolecules
with the advent of multi-dimensional NMR techniques.  The field of
structural NMR is growing so rapidly that it necessitates the creation
of a newsgroup to communicate and disseminate the information gathered
by researchers all over the world.

I propose the formation of a newsgroup called
"STRUCTURAL-NMR/bionet.structural-nmr" to initiate dialogue between
scientists whose interests comprise the following:

*** determination of solution and solid state structure of
    macromolecules (Protein, Nucleic Acids, etc.,) using NMR methods.

*** identifying novel NMR methods to improve the quality of information
    gathered.

*** development of computational methods to aid in NMR data processing
    and analyses.

*** techniques involved in NMR sample preparation and/or characterization.

*** hardware availability, development and troubleshooting.  


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 both novice and experienced participants.

*** bulletin board for announcements of meetings, funding sources and job
    opportunities.

*** means for 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 as
the current coordinator.
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Voting on the STRUCTURAL-NMR/bionet.structural-nmr newsgroup will run
through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 30 March 1994.  Please send your
vote to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on STR-NMR

if you favor creation of the newsgroup above or

NO on STR-NMR

if you think that the creation of this newsgroup will adversely affect
the BIOSCI system.  If you are simply not interested in participating
in this newsgroup, please don't cast a NO vote, but instead just don't
vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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