Dear Consortium Members and Affiliates,
May has arrived and our Boston spring has been a beautiful one. We now await the end of the school year, when our streets and sidewalks are fleetingly empty, after the students depart and before the summertime tourists arrive. Before we indulge in this brief respite, we have several bits of news to pass along.
We have 4 active positions from SBGrid member labs on our Job Postings page, including recent opportunities announced at Genzyme and UT Southwestern, as well as previously posted listings at Vanderbilt University and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. Please take a look here if you are considering a change, or send us (firstname.lastname@example.org) your position description if you have an opportunity to advertise.
For those of you that are moving on to an independent position, please remember that SBGrid has a special program for Jr. Investigators to offer help determining your computing needs in your new environment. If you are preparing to set up shop, please contact us for a complimentary consultation.
Last week Jane Richardson and Steven Lewis gave SBGrid members a primer on ERRASER, for RNA structure error correction. If you missed the presentation, you can access the playback link here. In June we will hear from Jan Brezovsky of Loschmidt Laboratories about the Analysis of Tunnels in Static and Dynamic Protein Structures using CAVER 3.0.
Borden Lacy, from Vanderbilt University, is the subject of our May SBGrid Tale. Read her story on our website and learn about some of the obstacles involved when working with high risk toxins.
A software update was pushed on April 23rd that included new versions of ATSAS, Coot, CCP4, CCP4mg, CS-Rosetta, FREALIGN, MAFFT, PROTOMO, and PyMOL
Notable Software Changes
CCP4MG, a molecular graphics application, was updated to version 2.7.3. Changes include a minor fix in drawing of text labels and improvements in the screen capture utility.
ATSAS, an EMBL suite of applications for small-angle scattering data analysis, has been upgraded to version 2.5.1. Minor fixes have been applied to several programs in the suite.
FREALIGN has been upgraded to version 8.11. New features include implementation of a single particle Wiener filter and B-factor correction of the final output map.
Andre H-J Wang is our newest member, becoming the third lab from Academia Sinica to join SBGrid.
Please note that not all software applications are available to every SBGrid member type. If you see an application that you would like to use, but is not included in your software tree, please contact us to find out what options are available for access.