It must be true, I read it on the Interweb

Pub science part three will be held at the same venue (Britons Protection)  at 5pm on Thursday 26th March.  The papers being discussed are as follows:


  1. Jens Nielsen (2007). Principles of optimal metabolic network operation Molecular Systems Biology, Vol. 3 DOI:10.1038/msb4100169 suggested by Robert Platt
  2. Robert Schuetz, Lars Kuepfer, Uwe Sauer (2007) Systematic evaluation of objective functions for predicting intracellular fluxes in Escherichia coli
    Molecular Systems Biology, Vol. 3 (10 July 2007) doi:10.1038/msb4100162
  3. Linus Pauling (1968). Orthomolecular psychiatry. Varying the concentrations of substances normally present in the human body may control mental disease. Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 160, No. 825., pp. 265-271. suggested by Paul Dobson and Duncan Hull

The Fiction of Function

Round two of the pub science (aka a fistful of papers) is scheduled for Friday 27th February. Same place, Britons Protection, from 3.30pm onwards.

The papers up for discussion this time are:


  1. Jeff Shrager (2003). The fiction of function. Bioinformatics 19 (15), 1934-1936. DOI:10.1093/bioinformatics/btg277 (suggested by Paul Dobson)
  2. Matthew D Jankowski, Christopher S Henry, Linda J Broadbelt, Vassily Hatzimanikatis (2008). Group contribution method for thermodynamic analysis of complex metabolic networks. Biophysical Journal 95 (3), 1487-1499. DOI:10.1529/biophysj.107.124784 (suggested by Natalie Stanford)
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Can a Biologist Fix A Radio?

First meeting, The Britons Protection (M1 5LE), 29th January to discuss papers below.

Any suggestions for papers for the next meeting? Leave a comment below if you have any good ideas…


  1. Yuri Lazebnik (2002). Can a biologist fix a radio? or, what I learned while studying apoptosis. Cancer Cell 2 (3), 179-182. DOI:10.1016/S1535-6108(02)00133-2
  2. Monica Mo and Bernhard Palsson (2008). Understanding human metabolic physiology: a genome-to-systems approach. Trends in Biotechnology 7(1):37-44. Epub 2008 Nov 17. DOI:10.1016/j.tibtech.2008.09.007
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