BIOXHIT and CCP4
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BIOXHIT is an integrated project funded for four years starting January 2004 within the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. BIOXHIT will coordinate scientists at all European synchrotrons and leading software developers in a timely and unprecedented joint effort to develop, assemble and provide a highly effective technology platform for Structural Genomics.
BIOXHIT aims to consolidate the process of bio-macromolecular structure determination from bottom up. Research will be undertaken to develop new approaches in crystallisation, to completely automate the diffraction data collection process all the way towards the automated determination of the structure. All of this will be unified and embraced by an efficient bioinformatics structure.
CCP4 is directly involved in two workpackages within the BIOXHIT project:
Automation in Computation
BIOXHIT Partners will be consulted concerning their requirements for a PX software toolbox to be created by abstracting low-level functions which are common to many CCP4 programs. Functionality which is not in any program will also be assessed, as will interfaces to different programming languages.
Implementation of Data Management and Project Tracking in Structure Solution
The CCP4i database will be expanded and standardised as a Project database by initially allowing access to the database by non-CCP4i applications operating in a multi-user distributed computing environment, then expanding the scope of the data stored in the database and finally extending the history record information content.
The first point will be addressed by the implementation of an independent "database handler" to mediate interactions between the database and other applications.
The expansion of the database will as much as possible use standard BIOXHIT identification tags to describe the data items, and migration to a relational database description will be necessary to represent the relationships between more complex data.
For more details about the CCP4 contribution to BIOXHIT, please contact Peter Briggs email@example.com.
The deliverables and other downloads for the CCP4 contributions can be found on a separate page:
The BIOXHIT project is funded by the European Commission within its FP6 Programme, under the thematic area "Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health", contract number LHSG-CT-2003-503420