Alan G. Ryder

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The classification of high dimensional data, such as images, gene-expression data and spectral data, poses an interesting challenge to machine learning , as the presence of high numbers of redundant or highly correlated attributes can seriously degrade classification accuracy. This paper investigates the use of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to reduce(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of genetic programming relative to that of more commonly-used methods for the identification of components within mixtures of materials using Raman spectroscopy. A key contribution of the genetic programming technique proposed in this research is that it explicitly aims to optimise the certainty levels(More)
The automated identification and quantification of illicit materials using Raman spectroscopy is of significant importance for law enforcement agencies. This paper explores the use of Machine Learning (ML) methods in comparison with standard statistical regression techniques for developing automated identification methods. In this work, the ML task is(More)
The quantitative analysis of illicit materials using Raman spectroscopy is of widespread interest for law enforcement and healthcare applications. One of the difficulties faced when analysing illicit mixtures is the fact that the narcotic can be mixed with many different cutting agents. This obviously complicates the development of quantitative analytical(More)
Eukaryotic DNA replication is a dynamic process requiring the co-operation of specific replication proteins. We measured the mobility of eGFP-Cdc45 by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) in vivo in asynchronous cells and in cells synchronized at the G1/S transition and during S phase. Our data show that eGFP-Cdc45 mobility is faster in G1/S(More)
In eubacteria, trigger factor (TF) is the first chaperone to interact with newly synthesized polypeptides and assist their folding as they emerge from the ribosome. We report the first characterization of a TF from a psychrophilic organism. TF from Psychrobacter frigidicola (TF(Pf)) was cloned, produced in Escherichia coli, and purified. Strikingly,(More)
Advances in the design and miniaturization of the lasers and electronics required for Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) measurement of fluorescence lifetime have simplified the use of the time domain method. We have assembled a compact portable system that is capable of measuring lifetimes down to ~200 ps (with deconvolution) and that can(More)
Yeastolate or yeast extract which are hydrolysates produced by autolysis of yeast, are often employed as a raw material in the media used for industrial mammalian cell culture. The source and quality of yeastolate can significantly affect cell growth and production, however, analysis of these complex biologically-derived materials is not straightforward.(More)
The rapid and inexpensive analysis of the complex cell culture media used in industrial mammalian cell culture is required for quality and variance monitoring. Excitation-emission matrix (EEM) spectroscopy combined with multi-way chemometrics is a robust methodology applicable for the analysis of raw materials, media, and bioprocess broths. We have shown(More)
The unambiguous identification and quantification of hazardous materials is of increasing importance in many sectors such as waste disposal, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and environmental protection. One particular problem in waste disposal and chemical manufacturing is the identification of solvents into chlorinated or non-chlorinated. In this work we(More)