Friday, June 20, 2014
Physikron: Algorithms to boost shotgun coverage?
I have several sheets of paper on my desk listing things to tell you guys about from ASMS. This one is first because I got coffee on the sheet its on and I was afraid I wouldn't be able to read my notes later...
Physikron is a pre-processing program. Your RAW data goes to Physikron, it does proprietary magic and then you give the files to your search engine. Why on earth would you do this?
This is pretty unbelievable. In fact, I'd almost go right by this one. But it has papers backing it up. Now, I don't love giving my data to black box programs that are doing things I can't know about. At the end, however, if I get more high confidence protein IDs, I can get over it.
You can check out Physikron at the website here.