• You'll find SBGrid in 275 structural biology labs located at 85 different institutions in 18 countries around the world. See full map and read more in eLIFE.

  • AlkD (grey) crystal structure bound to DNA containing 3-deaza-3-methyldeoxyadenosine (light green), from Brandt Eichman. Read the full story.

  • Oleg Tsodikov's structure of Eis, an enzyme that allows tuberculosis to resist an antibiotic of last resort. Read more.

  • Professor Catherine Drennan of MIT

    The SBGrid Consortium provides structural biologists worldwide with access to the software they need to discover the shapes of the molecules of life. Read more in eLIFE.

  • Jason McLellan is looking at antibodies that interfere with Ebola membrane fusion. Details in our SBGrid webtale.

  • The chromatophore vesicle of purple bacteria comprises hundreds of cooperating proteins to convert sunlight into chemical energy. Image Credit: J. Stone, M. Sener, K. Schulten. Read more.

  • Jochen Zimmer's artistic rendering of a molecule that assembles and secretes the polysaccharide cellulose across the cell membrane. Learn more.

  • Jalview Developer Geoff Barton's desk with the JalviewAbacus (right) and displayed a dendrogram (tree) for the set of sequences shown in the alignment, using Jalview linked to Chimera. Read the full story here.

  • Herpesvirus proteins form a honeycomb-shaped array from the lab of Kayta Helwein. Read our webtale for details. Photo credit: Naomi Rosenberg

  • The mobile element that conveys methicillin resistance to staph includes a gene that encodes for Cch. Learn more about Phoebe Rice's Chicago lab.

  • Jennifer Doudna's Cas9 enzyme in the CRISPR pathway, published in Science Read more in her webtale.

  •  Project MAC display system, circa 1965,

    The Project MAC display system, circa 1965. Read more about the history of molecular graphics software and UCSF Chimera in our SBGrid Tale featuring Bob Langridge and Tom Ferrin.

Recent Software Updates

Mar 15 | RStudio

an integrated development environment (IDE) for R that includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution... >>

Mar 07 | SCIPION

An image processing framework to obtain 3D models of macromolecular complexes using 3D EM that allows you to execute workflows combining ... >>

Mar 07 | OpenMPI

The Open MPI Project is an open source Message Passing Interface implementation that is developed and maintained by a consortium of acade... >>

Mar 07 | EMAN2

A scientific image processing suite with a particular focus on single particle reconstruction from cryoEM images. EMAN2 is a complete ref... >>

Mar 02 | XDS

(X-ray Detector Software) a software tool for processing single-crystal monochromatic diffraction data recorded by the rotation method. >>

Mar 02 | EMAN2

A scientific image processing suite with a particular focus on single particle reconstruction from cryoEM images. EMAN2 is a complete ref... >>

Mar 01 | PyMOL

widely used molecular visualization package developed by Warren DeLano, now maintained by Schödinger, LLC. This installation includes off... >>

Thanks to the National Science Foundation

With Partial Support from the National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network MCB #0639193 and NSF EAGER #1448069. Please cite SBGrid's eLife paper and follow our publication guidelines.

Latest news

SBGrid Lunch Break with Michael Cianfrocco

Join us on March 27th to hear from Michael Cianfrocco, of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michicgan, about "Software tools to manage cryo-EM jobs on the cloud." ...

SBGrid Lunch Break with Woonghee Lee

Join us on April 3rd to hear from Woonghee Lee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about NMRFAM-Sparky. NMRFAM-Sparky Tuesday, April 3rd at 12:00pm EDT Woonghee Lee, Ph.D. NMRFAM Assistant Scientist ...

The SBGrid Data Bank

An article describing SBGrid's Structural Biology Data Bank (SBDB) appeared in Nature Communications in March 2-16. Read the publication Nat Commun. 2016. 7:10882 and also a story on the SBGrid ...

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Position Postings for SBGrid Member Labs

Our position postings page advertises open positions for postdocs, students, faculty, and staff in SBGrid member laboratories and institutions. Please send brief descriptions to Michelle. Postings will remain online for ...