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Upcoming Structural Biology Meetings/Events

April 2014
EMBO Practical Course on Computational Structural Biology
April 7, 2014 - April 11, 2014
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

May 2014
First International Summer School of Crystallography
May 11-17, 2014
Hamburg, Germany

May 16-19, 2014 Turkey

American Crystallographic Association Annual Meeting
May 24-28, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

June 2014
25th Russian Conference on Electron Microscopy
June 2-6, 2014
Chernogologvka, Russia

SBGrid NE-CAT Computing School: Quo Vais Structural Biolgy? Data Processing in Crystallography
June 5-7, 2014
Boston, MA USA

Struktura 2014 June 9--12, 2014
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

4th Annual CLS Mx Data Collection School
June 9-13, 2014


EPDIC14 - The European Powder Diffraction Conference June 15-18, 2014
Aarhus, Denmark

Joint Congress of Asian Crystallization Technology Symposium-2014 and 11th International Workshop on Crystal Growth of Organic Materials
June 17-20, 2014 ...

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Published April 16, 2014

SBGrid Lunch Break with Nathaniel Echols

Tuesday, May 13th at 12:00pm EST -- please join our webinar to hear the latest on Phenix-Rosetta Refinement. Nathaniel Echols, Computational Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, will present.

Phenix-Rosetta Refinement

Tuesday, May 13th 12pm EST

Nathaniel Echols, Ph.D.
Computational Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Labs


For more information on Phenix-Rosetta refinement, check out the website or read one of these papers of interest:

  • Improved low-resolution crystallographic refinement with Phenix and Rosetta. F. DiMaio, N. Echols, J.J. Headd, T.C. Terwilliger, P.D. Adams, and D.A. Baker. Nature Methods in press (2013). Abstract
  • Towards automated crystallographic structure refinement with phenix.refine. P.V. Afonine, R.W. Grosse-Kunstleve, N. Echols, J.J. Headd, N.W. Moriarty, M. Mustyakimov, T.C. Terwilliger, A. Urzhumtsev, P.H. Zwart, and ...

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Published March 28, 2014

SBGrid Tea Break with Matt Baker

Thursday, April 10th at 11:00am EST -- please join our webinar to hear Matt Baker, Instructor at Baylor College of Medicine, give an introduction to Modeling Macromolecular Structures with Gorgon.

Modeling Macromolecular Structures with Gorgon

Thursday, April 10th at 11:00am EST

Matt Baker, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Baylor College of Medicine


The complex interplay of proteins and other molecules, often in the form of large transitory assemblies, is critical to cellular function. Today, X-ray crystallography and electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) are routinely used to image these macromolecular complexes, though often at limited resolutions. Despite the rapidly growing number of macromolecular structures, few tools exist for modeling and annotating structures in the range of 3-10 Å resolution.To this end, we developed a new ...

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Published March 25, 2014

SBGrid Tea Break with Thomas Grant

Our March webinar will feature Thomas Grant, postdoctoral scholar at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute. Thomas will give us a two part primer on Biological Small Angle Scattering (SAXS). This webinar will be recorded and made available to members through the SBGridTV YouTube channel. Please be sure to subscribe to this channel to receive notifications when new webinars are added.

Part I: Introduction to Biological Small Angle Scattering

Part II: Advanced Applications of Biological Small Angle Scattering

Thomas Grant
Postdoctoral Scholar
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

This review (Putnam et al, Q REv Biophys. 2007 Aug; 40(3):191-285) is recommended for anyone interested in additional information on using SAXS in combination with crystallography and computational methods.

Small angle scattering is a solution technique enabling the acquisition of low ...

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Published February 18, 2014

Separately Licensed Software Supported by SBGrid

The applications listed below are freely available to non-profit labs, but each lab must register individually before we can install the software. If you would like any of these titles included in your installation, please follow the instructions shown:

  • autoPROC: submit a license request to Global Phasing, then copy your license file to /programs/local/autoproc/autoproc_licence and the software will start working.
  • BUSTER: submit a license request to Global Phasing, then copy your license file to programs/local/buster/buster_licence and the software will start working.
  • CCP4, complete the licensing agreement and return the signed document to the STFC Daresbury Laboratory as directed on their webpage.
  • For the following applications, register using the links below then send a copy of your registration confirmation to us at licensing ...

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Published February 14, 2014