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

NJUST/CCP4 school: From data processing to structure refinement and beyond
September 13 - September 20 2015

School Announcement

We are very pleased to announce the 1st NJUST/CCP4 Crystallography School. The 2015 school will take place at Nanjing University of Science and Technology in the city of Nanjing.

School Dates

September 13 - September 20, 2015
The school will focus on macromolecular structure solution, refinement and validation from X-ray diffraction image data .

School Details

Purpose of the course and intended audience

The course is intended mainly for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and young scientists in the area of structural biology from all across China. 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 with unsolved data will be given strong consideration, although this is not a mandatory requirement.

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 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: Mosflm, Scala, DIALS, XDS, Refmac, ARP/wARP, Phaser, Coot, Crank, SHELXC/D/E, BALBES, MrBUMP, Buccaneer and many more.


There is no fee for the school. However, students will need to cover the cost of food and accommodation which will be about 2500 RMB in the total.