The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

APS Scientific Computation Seminar Series

Sessions will normally be held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour.

This seminar series focuses on scientific computation for APS experiments. The series focuses on advanced software and computing infrastructure for analysis, reduction, reconstruction, and simulation. It provides an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art computational techniques and tools and how they are being applied to science at the APS. It will start with talks from Argonne staff who are working on projects in collaboration or in support of APS science.

Next Seminar:
Title: SG-LIMS: A Laboratory Information Management System for Macromolecular Crystallography
Presenter:  Gyorgy Babnigg, Bioinformatician/Molecular Biologist, Argonne National Laboratory
Date: April 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Abstract: Common use of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) includes the tracking shipments, the management of sample life cycle, the integration of test results, reporting, and management of customer relationships. Our group has built a custom LIMS to capture data of ANL structural biology pipelines. The web-based SG-LIMS is built using .NET technology and uses an Oracle database. It captures data from the beginning to the end of the pipeline, including cloning, small-scale clone evaluation, large-scale protein purification and crystallization. The data is synchronized with the public-facing website hosted at the University of Virginia.

The SG-LIMS was used to build ML-models to aid the design of clone variants that enhance the success rate of the pipeline. A live demonstration of the SG-LIMS will be followed with the results of the data mining strategies.

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