David James Sherman

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IntAct provides an open source database and toolkit for the storage, presentation and analysis of protein interactions. The web interface provides both textual and graphical representations of protein interactions, and allows exploring interaction networks in the context of the GO annotations of the interacting proteins. A web service allows direct(More)
UNLABELLED ProViz is a tool for the visualization of protein-protein interaction networks, developed by the IntAct European project. It provides facilities for navigating in large graphs and exploring biologically relevant features, and adopts emerging standards such as GO and PSI-MI. AVAILABILITY ProViz is available under the GPL and may be freely(More)
The study of evolutionary mechanisms is made more and more accurate by the increase in the number of fully sequenced genomes. One of the main problems is to reconstruct plausible ancestral genome architectures based on the comparison of contemporary genomes. Current methods have largely focused on finding complete architectures for ancestral genomes, and,(More)
Constructing a small BDD from a given boolean formula depends on finding a good variable ordering. Finding a good order is NP-complete. In the past, methods based on heuristic analysis and formula (circuit) rewriting have shown to be useful for specific problem domains. We show that these methods need to be integrated: heuristic analysis can drive(More)
MOTIVATION Reliable identification of protein families is key to phylogenetic analysis, functional annotation and the exploration of protein function diversity in a given phylogenetic branch. As more and more complete genomes are sequenced, there is a need for powerful and reliable algorithms facilitating protein families construction. RESULTS We have(More)
The Génolevures online database (http://cbi.labri.fr/Genolevures/) provides data and tools to facilitate comparative genomic studies on hemiascomycetous yeasts. Now, four complete genome sequences recently determined (Candida glabrata, Kluyveromyces lactis, Debaryomyces hansenii, Yarrowia lipolytica) have been added to the partial sequences of 13 species(More)
Yarrowia lipolytica is an oleaginous yeast which has emerged as an important microorganism for several biotechnological processes, such as the production of organic acids, lipases and proteases. It is also considered a good candidate for single-cell oil production. Although some of its metabolic pathways are well studied, its metabolic engineering is(More)
Quantitative genetics and QTL mapping are efficient strategies for deciphering the genetic polymorphisms that explain the phenotypic differences of individuals within the same species. Since a decade, this approach has been applied to eukaryotic microbes such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae in order to find natural genetic variations conferring adaptation of(More)
We present a novel population-based local search algorithm for the median genome problem. The primary result of this article is that this probabilistic approach significantly improves the performance of ancestral genome reconstruction compared to existing methods, making it possible to tackle problems where the contemporary genomes may contain many hundreds(More)