CALL FOR VOTES: bionet.crystallography

David Kristofferson kristoff at
Mon Mar 23 14:39:35 EST 1992

The discussion period has ended on the proposed macromolecular
crystallography newsgroup with no changes in the newsgroup charter
(see the copy further below).

Voting is now open on bionet.crystallography and will run through April
22nd.  Please send your vote to any of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at                Ireland         EARN/BITNET
biovote at               U.K.            JANET
biovote at               U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on bionet.crystallography

if you favor creation of the newsgroup or

NO on bionet.crystallography

if you think that the creation of this newsgroup will adversely affect
the BIOSCI system.  If you are simply not interested in participating
in bionet.plants, please don't cast a NO vote, but instead just don't
vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.


				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at

Discussion Leader:

Morten Kjeldgaard  ~ mok at ~ morten at
Biostructural Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Langelandsgade 140, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
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...

P.S. - The final name (bionet.crystallography) may have to be
shortened to something like bionet.xtallography because of USENET name
length restrictions.

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