CALL FOR DISCUSSION: Protein crystallography bulletin board

kristoff at kristoff at
Thu Mar 12 21:15:52 EST 1992

I have received the following proposal to form a protein
crystallography newsgroup and am opening the discussion for ten days
on BIOFORUM/bionet.general.  A Reply-To: bioforum at line
has been added to this message to redirect replies to that newsgroup.


				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...

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