[Biopython-dev] Fwd: pdb-l: Announcement: wwPDB Workshop on mmCIF/PDBx for Programmers, 20/21 Nov-13, Cambridge (UK)
p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 2 16:20:02 UTC 2013
That's good new João - thanks! Peter.
On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 5:13 PM, João Rodrigues <anaryin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Peter, Glen,
> I'll be going (or trying to at least).
> 2013/8/2 Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com>
>> 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>
>> > 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
>> > gerard at ebi.ac.uk ..................... pdbe.org
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