|Original author(s)||Zsolt Zolnai|
|Developer(s)||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Initial release||March 20, 2000|
|Type||Laboratory informatics software|
Sesame LIMS is a free laboratory information management system (LIMS) solution that "supports the gathering, organization, processing, and analysis of information from a variety of sources, including databases, bench scientists, laboratory instrumentation, and software packages."
Sesame LIMS is based on a project designed by John Markley and Eldon Ulrich of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Biochemistry Department in 1997 for the development of a "Computerized Desk-Top Management System for Biomolecular NMR." The tools weren't able to sufficiently provide reliable results in the laboratory, and with demand for better biomolecular data management still high, developer Zsolt Zolnai led an effort in 1999 to create a new system: Sesame. With the help of special funding, Zolnai and others began work on a client-server computing infrastructure "to assist in managing and linking individual steps in a biomolecular NMR project and to allow remote collaborations and/or expert help at various stages." The first usable structures became available on March 20, 2000, and the system was presented at the 41st Experimental NMR Conference in Asilomar, California on April 9–14. Throughout the decade, additional modules were added as web-based Java applet-applications useful to researchers working in structural genomics, structural biology, and metabolomics. Today the application can be used online via the university's hosted instance or installed as a private instance.
The current modules are:
- Sheherazade: for wetlab, NMR, crystallization, cryo-EM, and much more
- Sundial: for spectrometer schedules and time requests
- Lamp: for metabolomics
- Jar: for target requests
- Well: for crystallization, cryo-EM, and NMR screens
- Camel: for NMR
- Rukh: for Y2H screens and requests, V screens, and C screens
- Bazaar: for lab administration
- Jafar: for the TargetTrack browser
Installation requirements, files, and instructions are listed on the install page.
Videos, screenshots, and other media
Online help guides are also available.
Entities using Sesame LIMS
- Zolnai, Zsolt; Lee, Peter T.; Li, Jing; Chapman, Michael R.; Newman, Craig S.; Phillips Jr., George N.; Rayment, Ivan; Ulrich, Eldon L.; Volkman, Brian F.; Markley, John L. (January 2003). "Project management system for structural and functional proteomics: Sesame" (PDF). Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics 4 (1): 11–23. doi:10.1023/A:1024684404761. http://www.springerlink.com/content/p3u654x38832uv73/fulltext.pdf.
- "Sesame - Release Notes". University of Wisconsin-Madison. http://www.sesame.wisc.edu/sesame_releasenotes.html. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "Sesame - News". University of Wisconsin-Madison. Archived from the original on 03 August 2003. http://web.archive.org/web/20030803204153/http://www.sesame.wisc.edu/sesame_news.html. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "Sesame LIMS". University of Wisconsin-Madison. http://www.sesame.wisc.edu/sesame_home.html. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "Sesame - History". University of Wisconsin-Madison. http://www.sesame.wisc.edu/sesame_history.html. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- Lee, Peter T.; Li, Jing; Chapman, Michael R.; Volkman, Brian F.; Chae, Young Kee; Markley, John L.; Zolnai, Zsolt (09 April 2000). "SESAME: an Experiment Management System for Biomolecular NMR" (PDF). University of Wisconsin-Madison. Archived from the original on 31 March 2004. http://web.archive.org/web/20040331043530/http://www.sesame.wisc.edu/sesame.pdf. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "More About Seasame". University of Wisconsin-Madison. Archived from the original on 31 March 2004. http://web.archive.org/web/20040331043530/http://www.sesame.wisc.edu/sesame_misc.html. Retrieved 25 September 2013.