Manor Askenazi

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Swarm is a multi agent software platform for the simulation of complex adaptive systems In the Swarm system the basic unit of simulation is the swarm a collec tion of agents executing a schedule of actions Swarm supports hierarchical model ing approaches whereby agents can be composed of swarms of other agents in nested structures Swarm provides object(More)
PURPOSE Patients with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), NF2, and schwannomatosis are at risk for multiple nerve sheath tumors and premature mortality. Traditional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has limited ability to assess disease burden accurately. The aim of this study was to establish an international cohort of patients with quantified whole-body internal(More)
Genotypic differences greatly influence susceptibility and resistance to disease. Understanding genotype-phenotype relationships requires that phenotypes be viewed as manifestations of network properties, rather than simply as the result of individual genomic variations. Genome sequencing efforts have identified numerous germline mutations, and large(More)
mzXML to a true XML format (mzML) eliminates embedded indexing schemes; consequently, extracted files are compromised in both content and access efficiency1,3. Based on similarities in data structure and access patterns, we suggest that fields such as astronomy are better models for proteomics data analysis (Fig. 1). These fields also rely on common file(More)
Improvements in mass spectrometry (MS)-based peptide sequencing provide a new opportunity to determine whether polymorphisms, mutations, and splice variants identified in cancer cells are translated. Herein, we apply a proteogenomic data integration tool (QUILTS) to illustrate protein variant discovery using whole genome, whole transcriptome, and global(More)
The FLT3 receptor tyrosine kinase plays an important role in normal hematopoietic development and leukemogenesis. Point mutations within the activation loop and in-frame tandem duplications of the juxtamembrane domain represent the most frequent molecular abnormalities observed in acute myeloid leukemia. Interestingly these gain-of-function mutations(More)
Efficient analysis of results from mass spectrometry-based proteomics experiments requires access to disparate data types, including native mass spectrometry files, output from algorithms that assign peptide sequence to MS/MS spectra, and annotation for proteins and pathways from various database sources. Moreover, proteomics technologies and experimental(More)
Fragmentation of multiple peptides in a single tandem mass scan impairs accuracy of isobaric mass tag based quantification. Consequently, practitioners aim at fragmenting peptide ions with the highest possible purity without compromising on sensitivity and coverage achieved in the experiment. Here we report the first systematic study optimizing delayed(More)
Recent improvements in proteomic technologies have collectively yielded data sets that far exceed the capabilities of typical low-throughput interpretation strategies. Unfortunately, tools designed to leverage the "peptide-centric" content of MS-based proteomics lag the current rate of data production. Here, we describe Pathway Palette(More)
Toxins are detected in sporadic species along the evolutionary tree of the animal kingdom. Venomous animals include scorpions, snakes, bees, wasps, frogs and numerous animals living in the sea such as the stonefish, snail, jellyfish, hydra and more. Interestingly, proteins that share a common scaffold with animal toxins also exist in non-venomous species.(More)