[Biopython-dev] Fwd: pdb-l: Announcement: wwPDB Workshop on mmCIF/PDBx for Programmers, 20/21 Nov-13, Cambridge (UK)

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 2 09:16:53 UTC 2013

Thanks for forwarding that Glen - it would be great if any of
our structural Biopython folk could go.

Is anyone interested & reasonably close to Cambridge UK?


On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Glen van Ginkel <glenveegee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Given Lenna's recent work on the mmCIF parser I thought this might be of
> interest.
> Kind regards,
> Glen
> wwPDB Workshop on mmCIF/PDBx for Programmers
> --------------------------------------------
> What, why and how?
> ------------------
> The world of the PDB will be changing rapidly and profoundly over the next
> few
> years. A major change will involve the transition from PDB to mmCIF/PDBx as
> the principal deposition and dissemination format (see
> http://www.wwpdb.org/news/news_2013.html#22-May-2013 and
> http://wwpdb.org/workshop/wgroup.html). To help software developers in the
> area of structural biology to make the transition and begin supporting the
> mmCIF/PDBx format in their own programs, wwPDB (http://wwpdb.org/) is
> organising a programmers workshop. This two-day event will include lectures
> by
> experts in mmCIF/PDBx (http://mmcif.rcsb.org/) and developers of
> language-specific libraries or packages (C/C++, Java, Python). Ample time
> will
> be devoted to tutorials and individual "code hacking", with the experts
> available to assist the workshop participants. Confirmed tutors include Paul
> Adams (Phenix), Eugene Krissinel (CCP4), Garib Murshudov (Refmac), Andreas
> Prlic (RCSB), Sameer Velankar (PDBe) and John Westbrook (RCSB).
> When and where?
> ---------------
> The workshop will be held at the EMBL-EBI (http://ebi.ac.uk/) in Hinxton,
> Cambridge, UK, on 20 and 21 November 2013.
> How much?
> ---------
> If you are selected as a participant, we expect you to pay for your own
> travel
> to and from Cambridge. However, there is no fee for this workshop, and we
> will
> provide accommodation (at the HolidayInn Express in nearby Duxford;
> http://www.hiexpresscambridgeduxford.co.uk/), lunches and a workshop dinner
> on
> the 20th (all thanks to generous funding from the Wellcome Trust to PDBe).
> Who can apply and how?
> ----------------------
> This workshop is intended for "high-powered" software developers in any area
> of structural biology and structural bioinformatics whose products process
> (read/write) PDB data - e.g., X-ray, NMR, 3DEM, SAXS/SANS, hybrid methods,
> visualisation, validation, modelling, docking, structure prediction, etc. To
> ensure a high ratio of tutors to workshop participants, the number of
> participants is limited to 15.
> You can apply for the workshop by sending an e-mail to Sameer Velankar at
> PDBe
> (sameer at ebi.ac.uk) no later than 31 August 2013. Please include:
> - a brief description of the software program(s) or package(s) you have
> developed or are developing, what it does, in which field, how many users,
> relevant publications, etc.;
> - what programming language(s) you are specifically interested in;
> - how you would benefit from this workshop;
> - any specific topics or questions you would like to see addressed in the
> workshop.
> If the workshop is oversubscribed, we will use the information and
> motivation
> provided by the applicants to select the participants.
> Participants are expected to bring their own laptop with compilers etc.
> installed. No previous knowledge of mmCIF/PDBx is strictly needed, but
> participants who are aware of the basic principles of the format will
> probably
> gain more from the workshop.
> Applicants will be informed by mid-September if they have been selected or
> not, or if they are on the stand-by list.
> For informal inquiries about the workshop, please contact Sameer Velankar at
> PDBe (sameer at ebi.ac.uk).
> Please feel free to distribute this announcement to other interested people
> or
> fora!
> --Gerard Kleywegt & Sameer Velankar
>    Protein Data Bank in Europe
>    A member of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank
> ---
> Gerard J. Kleywegt, PDBe, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
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