1st international
SPHIRE Workshop

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Raunser

Phone: +49 (231) 133-2300

The first international Workshop on the software suite SPHIRE took place from the 8th – 10th May 2017 at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology.

May 11, 2017

With more than 30 participants, exciting lectures, detailed hands-on sessions and discussions about the new software suite SPHIRE for High-Resolution single particle EM, it was a very lively atmosphere in which the program developers and scientists met and practiced the processing and analysis of cryoEM data.

The next SPHIRE workshop will take place in Bonn (11-12 Sept. 2017) within the framework of the 6th International Caesar Conference Overcoming Barriers - atomic resolution and beyond: advances in molecular electron microscopy.

The high performance software suit SPHIRE for easy access to cryo electron microscopy was developed by the Raunser Group and the Penczek Group (UTHealth) in a collaborative effort. SPHIRE is a completely reworked version of the cryo-EM image processing package SPARX and is open source and online since fall 2016.

In a visually appealing and easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) the user will find an array of programs which will guide through the complete process of high-resolution cryo-EM, which includes movie frame alignments, reproducible initial model generation, the 3-D sorting of different conformational states and more.


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