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  • Description

    (Collaborative Computational Project for Electron cryo-Microscopy) a software framework and resulting software suite that includes tools for project and data management along with a focus on building and refinement of atomic models into cryo-EM reconstructions. The framework allows easy access to various programs and utilities from collaborators via Python task wrappers and a user-friendly graphical user interface or a command-line interface suitable for scripting.

  • Usage

    To list all executables provided by CCP-EM, run: $ sbgrid-list ccp-em Copy to clipboard
  • Usage Notes

    All SBGrid members must complete the CCP-EM license and return the executed document directly to the Science and Technology Facilities Council as part of United Kingdom Research and Innovation, s specified on the CCP-EM licensing page:

    Version 0.9 of coot contains a bug in hardware stereo display mode. To re-enable hardware stereo, run echo "(set-display-lists-for-maps 0)" >> ~/.coot

  • Installation

    Use the following command to install this title with the CLI client: $ sbgrid-cli install ccp-em Copy to clipboard Available operating systems: Linux 64, OS X INTEL
  • Primary Citation*

    T. Burnley, C. M. Palmer, and M. Winn. 2017. Recent developments in the CCP-EM software suite. Acta Crystallographica Section D STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY. 73: 469-477.

    C. Wood, T. Burnley, A. Patwardhan, S. Scheres, M. Topf, A. Roseman, and M. Winn. 2015. Collaborative Computational Project for Electron cryo-Microscopy. Acta Crystallographica Section D. 71: 123-126.

    • *Full citation information available through

  • Webinars


    Topic: CCP-EM: software for cryo-EM
    Presenter: Colin Palmer, PhD - Science and Technology Facilities Council

    Recorded on May 22, 2020
    Host: Shaun Rawson


    Topic: Model building and validation in CCP-EM
    Presenter: Colin Palmer, Computational Scientist, Science & Technology Facilities Council

    Recorded on: July 23, 2019
    Host: Jason Key

  • Keywords

    Electron Microscopy

  • Default Versions

    Linux 64:  1.6.0 (2.7 GB)
    OS X INTEL:  1.6.0 (2.5 GB)

  • Other Versions

      Linux 64:

      1.4.1 (2.3 GB) , 1.5.0 (2.4 GB)
    • OS X INTEL:

      1.4.1 (2.0 GB) , 1.5.0 (2.2 GB)
  • Developers

    Tom Burnley, Colin Palmer, Peter Rosenthal