- Bio-Rad Forms Knowitall U, SpectraBase Boards
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., a maker of life-science research and clinical diagnostics products, said it has formed an advisory board for its KnowItAll U products and an editorial board for its SpectraBase database. KnowItAll U advisory board members are Grace Baysinger, head librarian and bibliographer of the Swain Library at Stanford University; Judith Currano, head of the chemistry library at the University of Pennsylvania; Andrea Twiss-Brooks, chemistry librarian at the University of Chicago; and Engelbert Zass, head of the Chemistry Biology Information Center at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. SpectraBase editorial board members, who will also provide product guidance for KnowItAll U, are James de Haseth, a University of Georgia chemistry professor; Peter Griffiths, a University of Idaho chemistry professor; John L. Markley, a University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry professor; István Pelczer, Princeton University Department of Chemistry senior nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopist; Daniel Raftery, a Purdue University analytical and physical chemistry professor; and Wolfgang Robien, head of the Working Party for NMR spectroscopy at the University of Vienna. KnowItAll U is a a collection of more than 1.3 million spectra for research and teaching comprised of data for NMR, infrared, ultraviolet-visible and Raman spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. The SpectraBase database is a community reference created, reviewed and edited by members of the scientific community.