M. O. Blanchard

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Myxobacteria are single-celled, but social, eubacterial predators. Upon starvation they build multicellular fruiting bodies using a developmental program that progressively changes the pattern of cell movement and the repertoire of genes expressed. Development terminates with spore differentiation and is coordinated by both diffusible and cell-bound(More)
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a plant pathogen capable of transferring a defined segment of DNA to a host plant, generating a gall tumor. Replacing the transferred tumor-inducing genes with exogenous DNA allows the introduction of any desired gene into the plant. Thus, A. tumefaciens has been critical for the development of modern plant genetics and(More)
The problem of enabling scientist users to submit jobs to grid computing environments will eventually limit the usability of grids. The eMinerals project has tackled this problem by developing the “my_condor_submit” (MCS) tool, which provides a simple scriptable interface to Globus, a flexible interaction with the Storage Resource Broker, metascheduling(More)
OBJECTIVE Inspire and partners have built an evidence base examining the role technology can play in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people at increased risk of developing mental health difficulties. This paper explores these findings collectively and considers how to best use information communication technologies (ICT) to meet the(More)
In the eMinerals project we use computational modelling to research mineralogical processes at an atomistic level, providing information on transport and immobilisation processes of pollutants, including radioactive waste. Prior to the eMinerals project most calculations where undertaken on so-called model systems. With the new grid tools, available within(More)
The mental health of young Australians is of concern as mental disorders account for almost half of the burden of disease and injury among 15to 24-year-olds (Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2007). Although suicide rates among young people have declined by 46% since 1997 (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2005), levels of psychological(More)
We have carried out a comprehensive computational study of the structures and properties of a series of iron-bearing minerals under various conditions using grid technologies developed within the eMinerals project. The work has enabled by a close collaboration between computational scientists from different institutions across the UK, as well as the(More)
Grid computing has the potential to revolutionise how small groups of simulation scientists work together to tackle new science problems. In this paper we report how the eMinerals project has developed a small scale integrated compute and data grid infrastructure - the eMinerals minigrid - and developed generic job submission tools that exploit this(More)
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