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

CCP4 Crystallography School and Workshop: From data processing to structure refinement and beyond October 1 - 6 October 2018

School Announcement

We are very pleased to announce the CCP4 Crystallography School and Workshop at SPring-8, Japan.

School Dates

October 1 - 6 2018
The school will start on October and will focus on data processing, structure solution, refinement and validation, with data collection on day 2.

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. 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. Applicants with already collected data will be given strong consideration, although this not a mandatory requirement.
Note: for the tuturials and practicals there is a limit of 25 students, lectures are open to all

Several of the leading PX software developers from CCP4 and related groups will present lectures and tutorials on their software and will also be available to help with problems during hands-on sessions of the school.

Macromolecular Crystallography Structure Solution Workshop

The aim of this workshop 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 workshop 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: DIALS, XIA2, XDS, Aimless, Refmac, ARPwARP, Phaser, Coot, SHELXC/D/E, Balbes, Mrbump, PDB_REDO and many more.


Application to the workshop is free of charge, but a letter from the supervisor or the professor will be required.

Travel, accommodation and meals are the responsibility of the student.

School Venue

Supported by: BBSRC CCP4 EMBL