Building a front-end to PDB-Hadoop (completed)

Starting Date: Summer 2017
Duration: 4 weeks
Time commitment: Full time
Prerequisites: Confident Python programmer. Understanding RESTful interfaces.

The aim of this project is to build a front end to a project to deploy Hadoop jobs on the Amazon EMR framework to analyse protein structures.

A key element of structural Biology is to analyse large numbers of protein structures at the same time. Jamie Alnasir, a graduate student, has developed a package to perform these types of analyses on the Amazon EMR (Elastic MapReduce) framework. This requires a significant amount of configuration and testing. This project would perform the testing and then build a front end for non-experts.