Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby kjhsscioly » Mon May 31, 2010 3:23 am

will this be an event next year... i did not like it at all, it is far too narrow of a field

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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby GCXC » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:18 am

kjhsscioly wrote:will this be an event next year... i did not like it at all, it is far too narrow of a field


yea it was made an official event months ago thats why it was at nationals so that at least a team from each state would know about it
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Postby lllazar » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:11 am

kjhsscioly wrote:will this be an event next year... i did not like it at all, it is far too narrow of a field


Yes it will be an event next year, replacing cell bio.
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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby Phenylethylamine » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:09 pm

kjhsscioly wrote:will this be an event next year... i did not like it at all, it is far too narrow of a field

There's nothing wrong with having some events that are more narrowly focused; the events like Chem Lab, Ecology, etc. take care of some of the broader-spectrum topics, and it can be interesting to learn about a more specific topic.
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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby quizbowl » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:59 am

who else is excited for this next year? besides me, that is :D
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Postby lllazar » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:26 am

quizbowl13 wrote:who else is excited for this next year? besides me, that is :D


Hell yes! I did Cell Bio this year and i like Proteins a lot more as an event.
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Postby sciolykid101 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:24 am

quizbowl13 wrote:who else is excited for this next year? besides me, that is :D

Not me.
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Postby Phenylethylamine » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:10 pm

quizbowl13 wrote:who else is excited for this next year? besides me, that is :D

Yes! Haha I was getting worried that I was the only one who liked this event.
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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby GCXC » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:04 pm

quizbowl13 wrote:who else is excited for this next year? besides me, that is :D


HECK YA! Cell bio was good to me but i have way more fun with this event cuz of my art background 8-)
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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby Phenylethylamine » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:44 pm

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quizbowl13 wrote:who else is excited for this next year? besides me, that is :D


HECK YA! Cell bio was good to me but i have way more fun with this event cuz of my art background 8-)

Yeah, the semi-artistic element does make this more fun :) Mostly I just like proteins, though. And computers. And this event conveniently combines the two :D
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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby sciencegeek100 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:26 am

my school won nationals :O in this trial event**
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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby GCXC » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:13 pm

does anyone have any idea how they choose the proteins each year or is it just random :?:
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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby Phenylethylamine » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:15 pm

GCXC wrote:does anyone have any idea how they choose the proteins each year or is it just random :?:

I assume, given the selection of influenza hemagglutinin and neuraminidase this year, that they choose the year's proteins to be vaguely relevant to current events (in this case, swine flu). If there's a major disease outbreak, or a new protein-related scientific development, or if Thread starts falling (sorry, outdated sci-fi reference, anyone? No?), the proteins involved might be a good guess for next year's event.
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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby Flavorflav » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:31 pm

Phenylethylamine wrote:
GCXC wrote:does anyone have any idea how they choose the proteins each year or is it just random :?:

I assume, given the selection of influenza hemagglutinin and neuraminidase this year, that they choose the year's proteins to be vaguely relevant to current events (in this case, swine flu). If there's a major disease outbreak, or a new protein-related scientific development, or if Thread starts falling (sorry, outdated sci-fi reference, anyone? No?), the proteins involved might be a good guess for next year's event.

I think we can discount Thread. They have to write the rules this summer, and if there were any unusual Oort bodies close enough to perihelion to drop Thread by then, we'd already know about it.
Beta amyloid, perhaps?

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Re: Protein Modeling C [NY Trial]

Postby Phenylethylamine » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:34 pm

Flavorflav wrote:
Phenylethylamine wrote:
GCXC wrote:does anyone have any idea how they choose the proteins each year or is it just random :?:

I assume, given the selection of influenza hemagglutinin and neuraminidase this year, that they choose the year's proteins to be vaguely relevant to current events (in this case, swine flu). If there's a major disease outbreak, or a new protein-related scientific development, or if Thread starts falling (sorry, outdated sci-fi reference, anyone? No?), the proteins involved might be a good guess for next year's event.

I think we can discount Thread. They have to write the rules this summer, and if there were any unusual Oort bodies close enough to perihelion to drop Thread by then, we'd already know about it.
Beta amyloid, perhaps?

Thank you, I was a little worried I might be the only Anne McCaffrey reader here :lol: .

That's not a bad guess (it's a protein that forms plaques in the brain implicated in Alzheimer's, to anyone who hasn't obsessively read Science News for the past several years). It's a fairly short chain, though- only around 40 residues, if my very quick cursory research is correct. That's probably on the small side for the pre-build model, and I can't think of any obvious corollary to be the on-site model (or the pre-build, were beta amyloid to be the on-site). It's certainly relevant to recent research, though.
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