Collaborative Computational Project No. 4
Software for Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography


CCP4 School: Structure Solution in Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography
Mar 28th - Mar 31st 2011

School Announcement

We are pleased to announce the CCP4 Shanghai school jointly organised by the Biophysical Society of China, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of Biophysics of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Crystallographic Society. The workshop and seminars will take place at the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility.

School Dates

Monday March 28th - Thursday March 31st 2011
The school will start on 28th March and will focus on data processing, structure solution, refinement and validation.

School Details

Purpose of the course and intended audience

The aim of this school will be to cover all aspects of the structure solution process in macromolecular crystallography, starting from data processing, through phasing and refinement, and ending with validation and deposition.

The course is intended mainly for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from China in the area of structural biology. The school is not meant as an introductory level course to protein crystallography. It is designed more for applicants with some expertise in crystallography and wanting to gain more experience with the CCP4 suite. The purpose of the school is to address specific problems that the applicants face while processing diffraction data and while solving and refining novel structures.

Several of the leading PX software developers from around the world will present lectures and tutorials on their software and will also be available to help with problems during hands-on sessions of the school.

The school will cover many popular programs used for data processing and structure solution with the software developers available to help throughout the week. Programs covered will include: Mosflm, Scala, Refmac, Coot, Crank, Balbes, Mrbump, Buccaneer and many more.

Registration and Fees

Registration is being handled by the local organisers, please see the Application page.

Supported by: BBSRC CCP4 Biophysical Society of China SI Institute of Biophysics Chinese Crystallographic Society Hong Kong