Macromolecular Crystallography newsgroup is now officially open!

David Kristofferson kristoff at
Tue Jun 9 13:16:18 EST 1992

The new macromolecular crystallography newsgroup


is now open for use.  The discussion leader, Morten Kjeldgaard, will
post an introductory message in the near future.

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Discussion Leader:

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Biostructural Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
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Phone: +45 86 12 46 33 ~ +45 86 20 27 11 x6752 ~ Fax: +45 86 19 61 99


The topics of the protein crystallography newsgroup would be
(following the flow of crystal analysis):

        (a) Crystallization
                (i)  Methods: "How to", Carter & Carter, chemicals
                (ii) Robots
                (iii) Software: Planning (Carter & Carter), database(!!!)
                (iv) Purification
        (b) Data collection
                (i)  Hardware: generators, cameras, goniostats
                (ii) Area detectors: FAST, Siemens, Hamlin, Image Plates
                (ii) Software: Methods, programs, EEC workshop on 2D software
                (iii) Application of synchrotron radiation
        (c) Data reduction:
                (i) Methods
                (ii) Software: Packages, pro-et-contra
                (iii) Hardware: computers, VMS-UNIX questions,
        (d) Phase determination:
                (i) MIR - SIR - AS - SIRAS - MIRAS
                (ii) Molecular replacement
        (e) Fourier transforms and other mathematical topics
                (i) FFT
                (ii) Maximum entropy methods
                (iii) Ab-initio phase determination
        (f) Model building
                (i) Building into electron density
                (ii) Hardware: what workstations to use?
                (iii) Software related questions
        (g) Refinement of structures
                (i) Methods, programs
                (ii) Computers, vector processors
        (h) Structures
                (i) folding
                (ii) similarities
                (iii) active sites, reaction mechanisms
                (iv) Databases
                (v) Correctness of structures, methods to discover mistakes
                (vi) Structure-sequence relationships
                (vii) Presentation of structures
        (i) Meetings & conferences
                (i) Announcement of meetings
                (ii) Accounts of held meetings
        (j) Postings from the CCP4 bulletin board & Martha Teeters lists.
        (k) Books and articles, discussion
        (l) Any relevant topics not included in the above...

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