Collaborative Computational Project
for Electron cryo-Microscopy

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For further details, please contact Martyn Winn.

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CCP-EM is a partner in the Instruct Computational Centre (CCISB).
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CCP-EM is a partner in West-Life: Structures for Life.

The Collaborative Computational Project for electron cryo-microscopy (CCP-EM) supports users and developers in biological EM. The three principal aims are:

  • Build a UK community for computational aspects of cryo-EM. Provide a focus for the cryo-EM community to interact with CCP4/CCPN, and the broader international community.
  • Support the users of software for cryo-EM through dissemination of information on available software, and directed training.
  • Support for software developers including porting, testing, and distribution of software.
The creation of CCP-EM is supported through a 3-year Partnership Grant from the MRC and continued support is provided through a new 5-year Partnership Grant from the MRC.

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Combining EM & MD conference: Leeds 14th July. See here for more information.

Spring symposium 2016 lectures now available on YouTube.

Italian Association for Crystallography (AIC) International Crystallography School (AICS2017): "Bridging the gap between cryo-EM and crystallography". See AIC site for more information.

EMBO practical course on image processing for cryo-electron microscopy 5-15th September 2017 has been annouced. See course page.

Talks now available from the Biochemical Society training day at eBIC: Advanced Data Collection for High Res cryoEM: How to make the most of your National Facility Visit.

One day RELION workshop led by its developer Sjors Scheres and hosted by CCP-EM and the Astbury Biostructure Laboratory (University of Leeds, UK) on 19th September 2016. See Courses page.

CCP-EM beta release now available! See Downloads page.

We are pleased to announce that the first Chair of CCP-EM is Peter Rosenthal (Francis Crick Institute), and the first Deputy Chair is Neil Ranson (Leeds).

CCP-EM funding from the MRC has been renewed for a further 5 years!

FlexEM paper: Josepth et al., Methods 100, 42-49 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2016.03.007

Main reference

Collaborative Computational Project for Electron cryo-Microscopy C. Wood, T. Burnley, A. Patwardhan, S. Scheres, M. Topf, A. Roseman and M.D.Winn, Acta Cryst., D71, 123 - 126 (2015)