Open science spreads with new version of mMass spectrometry tool

Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2012 9:28 AM EDT
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Over the last months, I became more and more aware of the "open" movement. "Open" as in open access, open source, open data, open science. In mid 2011, I had a project where I needed to annotate the tandem mass spectra of some cyclic peptides. So I sat down, fragmented the compound structures "on paper" to see what theoretical fragments I would likely find in my spectra, and compared them with my experimental spectra. This was one of the most stupid and boring tasks I had ever done. And it took me more than 2 full days of work to annotate my two spectra. I mused that for such stupid work computers had been invented.

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