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


Structure Solution: CCP4 Seminar and Workshop
Nov 8 - Nov 12 2010

School Announcement

We are pleased to announce the CCP4 Osaka school organised jointly with the Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University. The workshop and seminars will take place at the Institute for Protein Research on the Osaka University's Suita campus.

School Dates

Nov 8 - Nov 12 2010
The school will start on 8 Nov and will focus on structure solution, refinement and validation.

School Details

Purpose of the course and intended audience

The course is intended mainly for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the area of structural biology from all across the globe. In some cases, assistant -professor-level applicants can be accepted as well. The school is not meant as an introductory level course to protein crystallography. It is designed more for applicants with reasonable expertise in crystallography and 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.

Data Processing and Structure Solution Workshop

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 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, ArpWarp, Phaser, Coot, SHELXC/D/E, Balbes, Mrbump, Buccaneer and many more.


Registration is free, but accommodation and travel will be the responsibility of the participants.

Supported by: BBSRC CCP4 EMBL IPR