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

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology CCP4 school: From data processing to structure refinement and beyond November 2 - November 7 2015

School Announcement

We are very pleased to announce the third joint Okinawa Institure of Science and Technology/CCP4 Crystallography School. The 2015 school will take place at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) on Okinawa Island, Japan.

School Dates

November 2 - November 7, 2015
The school will start on November 2 and will focus on data processing, 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 Japan, Eastern Asia and Oceania. 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.

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.

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


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

Accommodation and meals (3 meals a day) will be fully taken care of, as will transportation between airport and guest-house.

Supported by: BBSRC CCP4 EMBL IPR