NCMI Workshop on Single Particle Reconstruction, Validation and Analysis


Event Date
2011-03-14

Event Time
All Day

Event location

TLC^2 University of Houston Houston, TX


Speaker(s)
Richard Henderson, LMB, MRCCambridge, UK
Ed Egelman, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of Virginia
Wah Chiu, NCMIVerma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.Baylor College of Medicine
Pawel Penczek, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyThe University of Texas - Houston Medical School
Tom Goddard, Computer Graphics LabUCSF
Mike Schmid, NCMIVerma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.Baylor College of Medicine
Matt Baker, CMIVerma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.Baylor College of Medicine
Gunnar Schroeder, Computational Structural Biology GroupInstitute of Structural Biology and BiophysicsForschungszentrum Juelich
Cathy Lawson, PDBChemistry & Chemical BiologyRutgers University
Yao Cong, NCMIVerma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.Baylor College of Medicine
Ian Rees, NCMIVerma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.Baylor College of Medicine
Junjie Zhang, Dept. of Structural BiologyStanford School of Medicine
Irina Serysheva, The University of Texas - Houston Medical School
Grigory Pintilie, NCMIVerma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.Baylor College of Medicine
Steve Ludtke, NCMIVerma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.Baylor College of Medicine


Organizers
Steven Ludtke, sludtke@bcm.edu
Wah Chiu, wah@bcm.edu
Connie Wallace, webadmin@blake.grid.bcm.edu


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The registration deadline is now past, and registration for the workshop is closed. If you still wish to register, you will need to contact sludtke@bcm.edu, and we can discuss whether it's possible.

SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

For those of you using laptops, or who wish to also have the workshop material installed on your laptop, detailed instructions for the required software and data is available here:

http://blake.bcm.edu/emanwiki/Workshop2011

Please also note that we will not be passing out printed copies of all of the talks during the workshop this year, but will be providing them online in PDF form during the talks. We will provide printouts of the tutorials, since you will be using your laptops for the tutorials themselves, and it would be inconvenient to have to keep switching back and forth.


Welcome to the NCMI's biennial Workshop on Single Particle Reconstruction, Validation and Analysis. This workshop focuses on single particle reconstruction and related techniques, including tutorials for a variety of different computational methods. A full EMAN2 tutorial will remain one central focus of the workshop, however we are expanding the content this year to cover a broader range of current topics, including :

  • Single particle analysis
  • Dynamics & Flexibility
  • Single particle tomography
  • Iterative helical real space reconstruction (IHRSR)
  • Map validation
  • Modeling and structure interpretation
  • Visualization

The workshop will consist of theory talks each morning followed by a 1/2 day of tutorials, with a research talk to finish up before dinner each day. Tutorials will cover EMAN2, SPARX, Gorgon, Chimera, Rosetta and other tools. Note that many of these software packages are extremely flexible/complicated, so in many cases the tutorials will simply be initial introductions to the software in question. While the workshop will be suitable for beginners, some advanced topics will also be covered.

The workshop is free of charge, including a number of provided meals, but participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. Unfortunately we do not have funds available to assist with these other expenses. This is historically a very popular event, and space is limited, so please register early.

For the tutorial sessions, participants may use either their own laptop computers or one of the on-site PCs. Slots on the PC's are limited, so if you have an adequate laptop we would urge you to consider this option. A suitable laptop will have : accelerated 3-D graphics (Nvidia or ATI/AMD), at least 2 gigs of ram, at least 20 gigs of free disk space, and preferably a large/high resolution display. You will also need to be comfortable with installing open-source software (a complete list will be available before the workshop). If you have a suitable laptop please select this option when registering.

On the first night of the workshop there will be an opportunity for participants to give short (~10 min) talks about their own research. If you are interested in doing this, please select this option when registering.

NOTE After registering, you should receive an immediate email confirming your registration request. If you do not receive this message within an hour or so, please contact sludtke@bcm.edu, as it means there was some problem with your registration information. Actual acceptance to the workshop may take up to 1-2 days after submission.



SPONSORS

Agouron Institute

Texas Learning and Computation Center, University of Houston

JEOL, Inc.

Gatan, Inc.

Direct Electron, LP

The Gulf Coast Consortia

National Center for Research Resources

National Institute of General Medical Sciences




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