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NCMI Workshop on Single Particle Reconstruction, Validation and Analysis


DATE
Mar.  14, 2011 - Mar. 17, 2011 
All Day

LOCATION
TLC^2
University of Houston
Houston, TX

SPEAKERS

Richard Henderson Ed Egelman
LMB, MRC
Cambridge, UK
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Virginia
 
Wah Chiu Pawel Penczek
NCMI
Verma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.
Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The University of Texas - Houston Medical School
 
Tom Goddard Mike Schmid
Computer Graphics Lab
UCSF
NCMI
Verma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.
Baylor College of Medicine
 
Matt Baker Gunnar Schroeder
NCMI
Verma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.
Baylor College of Medicine
Computational Structural Biology Group
Institute of Structural Biology and Biophysics
Forschungszentrum Juelich
 
Cathy Lawson Yao Cong
PDB
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Rutgers University
NCMI
Verma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.
Baylor College of Medicine
 
Ian Rees Junjie Zhang
NCMI
Verma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.
Baylor College of Medicine
Dept. of Structural Biology
Stanford School of Medicine
 
Irina Serysheva Grigory Pintilie
The University of Texas - Houston Medical School NCMI
Verma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.
Baylor College of Medicine
 
Steve Ludtke
NCMI
Verma and Marrs McLean Dept. of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol.
Baylor College of Medicine

ORGANIZERS

Steven Ludtke Wah Chiu
sludtke@bcm.edu wah@bcm.edu
   
 
Connie Wallace
webadmin@blake.grid.bcm.edu
*administrative contact
 

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