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Re: DURBAN-2003

David Watkin wrote:
> hello
>         Here are my proposals - sorry they are late but I have been at a
> workshop etc since returning from Geneva.

 Only comments on protein stuff
> 2. Diffraction image processing.  At Glasgow I accidentally found myself in
> a protein
> session, where Major was giving an excellent presentation on how Denzo
> works.
> Lots of small molecule people missed it.  Duisenberg (?) gives an excellent
> talk on
> shoebox fitting (EVALCCD).  Something to reassure the users about the
> virtues ( and methods) in using spherical harmonics to model anisotropy
> (absorption) in the diffraction data (SADABS, SORTAV, SCALEPACK)

 Lots of automation initiatives centred round ESRF and synchrotons.
Andrew Leslie, Harry Powell are european and can contribute - ditto ESRF

> 3 Something about data collection itself. 

  Any talk about 1 would prob have a component of this too..

> 4. Algorithms.  Dale Tonrud does an excellent talk showing how the several
> refinement algorithms are related (from CG to ML). 

 Garib Murshudov is coming, and we had planned a MX session on

 It overlaps with automation of course..

 > 5. Validation (as ever!).  Spotting that something might be wrong has
> a fine
> art, but it still needs a crystallographer to check if something is in fact
> wrong, and to
> suggest how it might be put right.  How wrong does wrong have to be before a
> paper
> is rejected?  Links back to item 3.  Distinguish between wrong and poor.  Is
> a poor
> structure better than no structure?

 Relates to all discussions on structural genomics..


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