Nucleic Acids Research Cover Story
February 7, 2012
The cover story of the next issue of Nucleic Acids Research is a story by two UCF EECS CS division authors: Cuncong Zhong and Shaojie Zhang. The cover can be seen at http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/3.cover-expansion and the paper itself at http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/3/1307. Nucleic Acids Research is one of the top 100 most influential journals in medicine and biology. The paper itself is about “RNA structural motifs” which are use to build more complex structures in RNA. The paper makes contributions towards understanding the structure and function of such motifs. The paper presents “a clustering approach for de novo RNA structural motif identification” and applies it to both identify known motifs “with higher accuracy than the state-of-the-art clustering method” and to identify “a number of potential novel instances of various motifs” and “several novel structural motif families”.