PSC Computational Macromolecular Crystallography Workshop

Marcela Madrid mm6n+ at
Tue Jan 7 13:17:36 EST 1997

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is offering a workshop on
"Computational Macromolecular Crystallography", June 25-28, 1997.

The workshop will provide hands-on lectures and tutorials for
the programs PHASES and X-PLOR(online). Some of the recent features of
X-PLOR(online) will be discussed, including probabilistic MAD phasing
and torsion-angle molecular dynamics.

The theory and practical considerations of isomorphous replacement
will be described. Several sample data sets with worked examples will be
provided, including a MAD data set.

Maximum likelihood structure refinement will be approached through a
discussion of the basic theory, a description of the implementation within
X-PLOR, and hands-on exercises.

Workshop instructors will be:
Prof. Axel Brunger, Yale University
Prof. Randy Read, University of Alberta
Prof. William F. Furey, University of Pittsburgh

In addition to the exercises provided, participants are also
encouraged to bring their own data, if available, to work on and 
discuss with the instructors.

For more information about this workshop, including financial information,
please check the URL:

To apply for the workshop, please submit the following application materials:

                        BIOMEDICAL INITIATIVE
     Computational Macromolecular Crystallography Application Form








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Applicants must submit a completed application form and a cover letter. The
letter should describe, in one or two paragraphs, your current research, and
how participating in the workshop will enhance this research. Please
include a brief statement describing your level of experience with
Faculty members, staff and post-docs should provide a curriculum vitae.
Graduate students must have a letter of recommendation from a faculty

Please return all application materials by May 14, 1997 to:

     Biomedical Workshop Applications Committee
     Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
     4400 Fifth Avenue, Suite 230C
     Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Direct inquiries to: Nancy Blankenstein biomed at, or (412)268-4960.

*Disclosure of Social Security Number is voluntary.

PSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age,
creed, national or ethnic origin, or handicap.

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