Ryder, Elizabeth F.
UMASS Medical School - Program in Systems Biology
This project incorporates the PubMed API to create a tool that builds networks representing research collaborations across life science fields. In each network, a node represents the last author on a publication, while an edge represents publications that share one or several authors. Our tool shows that most networks demonstrate characteristics of scale-free networks but cannot be statistically proven to be scale free. We performed case studies on three networks to describe the relationship between bottleneck authors and their collaborators.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Major Qualifying Project
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Biology and Biotechnology