Event Name

Macromolecular Crystallography School 2013: From Data Processing to Structure Refinement and Beyond

Start Date 8th Apr 2013
End Date 16th Apr 2013

School aim:

The aim of this school will be to cover all aspects of the structure solution process in macromolecular crystallography, starting from data processing, through phasing and refinement to structure completion and analysis.

The workshop will cover many popular programs used for data processing and structure determination, with the developers available to help throughout the meeting. Programs covered will include: Mosflm, Scala, XDS, Refmac, ARP/wARP, Phaser, AutoSharp, Coot, SHELXC/D/E, BALBES, MrBUMP, Crank, Buccaneer and many more.

Intended audience :

The course is intended mainly for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and young scientists in the area of structural biology. Candidates working in South American countries will be prioritized, but applications are welcome from all around the globe. 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 some 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 collected data or partially processed data will be given strong consideration, particularly if they are having trouble with image processing, phasing or refinement. However, these are not mandatory requirements and all applications will be considered.

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 throughout the workshop.


  • Alejandro Buschiazzo, PhD (Unit of Protein Crystallography, IPasteur Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Ronan Keegan, PhD (Computational Science & Engineering Dept – CCP4 Group, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom)
Supported by:  Centro de Biologia Estructural del Mercosur (CeBEM, Mercosur), Collaborative Computational Project Nº4 (CCP4, UK), Science and Technology Facilities Council (UK), Reseau International des Instituts Pasteur (RIIP), International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), and Institut Pasteur de Montevideo.
Location Montevideo

Category IUCr sponsored meetings | Schools
Topics Biological macromolecules