CCDC 2022 Virtual Workshops


The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) will be hosting the following Virtual Workshops in May 2022:

Searching crystal structure data in the CSD with ConQuest and WebCSD

  • The basics of ConQuest searching
  • Use of some advanced query options
  • Introduction to WebCSD
  • The differences between searching with ConQuest and with WebCSD

Date: 4 May 2022

Time: 15:00 to 16:45 (GMT)

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How to design solid structures and assess their stability in Mercury

  • Overview of the tools available in the CSD-Materials suite, focusing on tools for:
    • data-driven solid form design
    • solid form assessment during early stages of the development process
  • How to use Mercury to perform:
    • Crystal Packing Feature searches
    • Crystal Packing Similarity searches

Two identical sessions will be run on two dates to cover more time zones: 

Session 1

Date: 10 May 2022

Time: 09:30 to 11:15 (BST)

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Session 2

Date: 12 May 2022

Time: 21:30 to 23:45 (BST)

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First steps in protein-ligand docking with GOLD

  • The basics of the Hermes interface, the CCDC’s 3D visualiser for proteins
  • Step-by-step basics of GOLD
  • Where to get started with your docking simulation and how to run a standard protein-ligand dock with GOLD
  • How to identify the correct binding modes reliably and with confidence

Date: 18 May 2022

Time: 11:00 to 12:45 (BST)

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All are free to attend. Other forthcoming CCDC events can be viewed here.



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