WK.04 A Protein Crystallographic Toolbox: The CCP4 Software Suite

ACA 2005 Orlando
May 28th 2005

Please see the information below on registering for this workshop

Workshop Organisers

Maeri Howard (m.e.howard@ccp4.ac.uk) and Peter Briggs (p.j.briggs@ccp4.ac.uk)



The Collaborative Computational Project Number 4 (CCP4) is a UK-based initiative which collates and distributes over 150 programs that encompass most aspects of macromolecular structure determination via X-ray crystallography.

This full-day workshop will include an introduction to CCP4, the CCP4 package and associated software and the CCP4 data formats, which will be suitable for new or inexperienced users. It will then focus on a small number of specific programs (MOSFLM/SCALA, REFMAC5, CCP4 Molecular Graphics and COOT) in a way that will also be of interest to the more experienced crystallographer who is willing and able to delve deeper into the options available in these programs.

The objective of this one-day workshop is not to teach crystallography but to teach people how to use some of the programs distributed with the CCP4 package to do protein crystallography. There will be presentations by CCP4 staff and developers as well as the opportunity for informal group or individual discussions and tutorials throughout the ACA at the CCP4 booth in the exhibit hall.

Workshop Timetable

8:30amIntroduction and Welcome
Morning session: General
8:45An Introduction to the CCP4 Package: Utilities, Tricks and Tips Peter Briggs
9:30Overview of using CCP4 for PX Johan Turkenburg
10:15Help! Finding your way around CCP4Maria Turkenburg
11:15Data Processing and Reduction using MOSFLM & SCALA Harry Powell
Afternoon session
13:45Refinement using REFMAC5 Roberto Steiner
15:45CCP4 Molecular Graphics: Pictures and Movies with CCP4MG Stuart McNicholas
16:15Coot and Graphical Model Building Tools Paul Emsley
Summing Up
16:45Summary, or: "if you don't remember anything else from today, remember this..."
Questions and Answers


Pre-registration through the ACA is required for this workshop. If you have not already registered for the ACA meeting then you can do this by selecting WK.04 on the registration form.

If you have already submitted a registration form for the ACA meeting and wish to add this workshop then please send an e-mail to aca@hwi.buffalo.edu stating that you wish to attend WK.04, along with payment information.

Further information

Please contact either p.j.briggs@ccp4.ac.uk or m.e.howard@ccp4.ac.uk in the first instance if you have questions about the workshop.

The main ACA 2005 meeting page can be found at http://xray.chem.ufl.edu/aca2005/index.htm.