PDB-REDO accepts ARIA ids

The PDB-REDO web server for crystallographic model optimisation now accepts ARIA userids, so Instruct members do not need to register to use it. The server takes your current model (PDB), diffraction data (MTZ), and (optional) ligand restraints and it returns a new model, new maps, and many tools to continue working on your model. PDB-REDO optimises refinement settings (e.g. geometric and B-factor restraint weights, B-factor model, TLS groups, NCS and homology restraints), refines with REFMAC,...

Publish data with B2SHARE

B2SHARE provides a reliable way to store and share research data. Now Instruct members can use it with their Instruct userid. Instruct developer Callum Smith said, "EUDAT is producing an invaluable set of tools that will help simplify and support the data analysis and processing of all users of ARIA and its diverse biomedical scientific community. We were eager to ensure that our users would be able to best utilise EUDAT tools and have worked closely between ARIA and EUDAT to be one of the first...

Report on the life cycle of structural data

West-Life has delivered an "Assessment of the life cycle of structural data and comparison with_other scientific data".Research data is acquired, interpreted, published, reused, and sometimes eventually discarded. Understanding this life cycle better will help the development of appropriate infrastructural services, ones which make it easier for researchers to preserve, share, and find data.Structural biology has a strong tradition of data sharing, expressed by the founding of the Protein Data B...

Announcement: Map Volume Deposition to EMDB Will Be Mandatory for PDB Depositions of 3DEM models Starting September 6th, 2016

Effective September 6th, 2016, deposition to the PDB of atomic models determined by 3D Electron cryo-Microscopy (3DEM) will require prior or simultaneous deposition of the associated 3DEM volume maps to EMDB.Maps and models can be deposited at a member site of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwpdb.org) using the joint PDB, EMDB and BMRB deposition tool made available by RCSB PDB (http://deposit.wwpdb.org), PDBe (https://deposit-pdbe.wwpdb.org), and PDBj (http://deposit-pdbj.wwpdb.org).Data can ...

A new iNEXT access modality for enhanced support on X-ray structure determination is now open!

From macromolecular sample to X-ray data collection. This novel access modality, hosted at the EMBL Hamburg and Grenoble Units, will provide for the first time in the context of an EC-funded project transnational access to hands-on assistance for sample characterisation and crystallisation trials, leading to structural data via crystallography solution and/or small angle scattering. The users are expected to have a macromolecular sample that has already underwent some initial characterisation, a...

Informed: ELIXIR Newsletter - Summer 2016

Informed: ELIXIR NewsletterWith ELXIR-EXCELERATE in full swing, there are many activities currently taking place in ELIXIR. In this issue we present an overview of recent activities in our Training and Interoperability Platforms. You can also read reports from the launch of the ELIXIR Data Nodes Network and from our latest Innovation and SME Forum in Oslo, Norway.The ELIXIR Board held its fifth meeting in Prague in April and approved the application of three more countries to join ELIXIR: German...

Registration Open for First I2PC-FEI “hands on” course on image processing applied to the structural characterization of biological macromolecules

We are pleased to include information on our coming Instruct course: First I2PC-FEI “hands on” course on image processing applied to the structural characterization of biological macromolecules. That will be held in Madrid, October 17 – 20, 2016 at Parador Alcala de Henares in Madrid. You can find more information on the course at http://i2pc.cnb.csic.es/hands-on-course-october-20The course will make use of the new workflow-oriented integrative software platform developed at the I2PC, refe...

Registration open for Instruct course From 2D images to 3D structures Madrid

We are pleased to include information on our coming Instruct course From 2D images to 3D structures: A practical course on Electron Microscopy Single Particle Analysis. That will be held in Madrid, May 17 – 20, 2016.You can find more information on the course at http://i2pc.cnb.csic.es/hands-on-course-may-2016.html The instructor team will be: The I2PC Madrid team CCPEM: Martyn Winn, Tom Burnley, Agnel Praveen JosephEBI, PDB, EMDB: Ardan Patwardhan The course will run for four days, from Tues...

CTLS 2016 - Core Technologies for Life Science

Registrations are open for the CTLS 2016 -Core Technologies for Life Science conference in Heidelberg. CTLS 2016 aims to bring together not only scientists, technicians and managers, but also decision makers and opinion leaders involved in Core Technology facilities and resource laboratories in all fields of Life Science. Building on the success of CTLS 2014 held at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, this meeting will be a unique opportunity to listen and discuss with colleagues and peers about cha...