This is a joint workshop to introduce scientists to the Cambridge Structural Database and its applications along with Olex2, a very popular small molecule data processing and structure solution package. At the conference the attendees will receive up-to-date information about the current use of these applications. It is planned that there will be opportunity for hands-on experience with the techniques.


This is a joint workshop to introduce the latest developments in CCP4 and Autorickshaw which are two very popular applications in use by macromolecular crystallographers for data processing and structure solution. Scientists from CCP4 will be in attendance to provide advice on programme use, and the author of AutoRickshaw, Santosh Panjikar, will be presenting on the use of his powerful phasing application.

LCP – Lipidic cubic phase workshop

We are proud to present the 2nd LCP workshop in association with AsCA2018/Crystal32 conference at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. This meeting aims to bring together researchers from Australia and Asia who share a common interest in Lipidic Cubic Phase (LCP) crystallisation methods and sample delivery. Invited speakers include noted structural biologists and biophysical chemists. The workshop will cover the most recent LCP developments in serial crystallography both at the Australian Synchrotron and at X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) sources.’

Combined workshop: 1) SBGrid – Structural biology software infrastructure, 2) Synergistic use of diffraction and spectroscopic methods at XFEL and synchrotron sources
SBGrid – Structural biology software infrastructure

This workshop is designed to introduce structural biologists in the configuration and use of SBGrid (, which is a software collaborative of more than 320 structural biology labs worldwide (Morin, 2013). The SBGrid consortium provides a supported collection of scientist-created software titles for Crystallography, NMR, Electron Microscopy, Computational Chemistry, and Structure Visualization & Analysis with workshops and webinars to connect scientists with the scientist-developers who create the software.

Recent advances in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) detector technology have resulted in an increasing number of X-ray crystallographers turning to cryo-EM to determine structures of biological macromolecules too intractable or too difficult to determine by crystallographic techniques. The computational infrastructure used to support X-ray crystallography is only marginally capable of supporting cryo-EM computations. In particular, efficient cryo-EM computation requires more, and higher performance storage; and places significant emphasis on GPU computation. SBGrid will present how various parts of SBGrid infrastructure including software, data management tools, as well as local and cloud high-performance computing resources contribute to establishing a robust support for crystallography and cryo-EM experiments.

Synergistic use of diffraction and spectroscopic methods at XFEL and synchrotron sources

This workshop aims to introduce scientists to the complementarity of x-ray spectroscopic and diffraction techniques at synchrotron radiation facilities and XFELs. When these applied simultaneously they can elucidate the electronic and geometric structure of biological systems, in particular metalloproteins where a metal center catalyzes chemical processes. The workshop is designed to foster the interest on the combination of these two complimentary techniques for novel applications. The speakers will present recent and future developments towards x-ray spectroscopy and diffraction studies and will discuss latest applications with emphasis on XFELs.

Delegates can register for workshops when they register for the conference. Please visit the registration site. Workshops require an additional $25 fee to pay for lunch and other incidentals.

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