Collaborative Computational Project
for Electron cryo-Microscopy


CCP-EM Spring symposium 2015

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Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Conference Rooms 12 and 13

There is parking available at the hotel and on site. There is a 'bus park' car park on the righthand side before you reach the site. There will be a sign stating 'RAL Event Parking'. For those using public transport there are frequent bus services between Didcot Parkway station and the site. They are the X1 or X32 service and timtables can be found on the Thames Travel website ( There is also a taxi rank at Didcot Parkway Station.

The full address for the site is:

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell Oxford
OX11 0QX

Arrival Information

Please report to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Reception to register from 12:00.

Provisional agenda

This two day conference will be held at the site of the new National UK Electron Bio-Imaging Facility on the Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire on the 28-29th May 2015. The theme of the conference is a celebration of the upcoming facility, the initial alpha release of the CCP-EM software suite, as well as the exciting developments in electron microscopy and tomography. Schedule is as follows:

Thursday 28th May

12:00 - 1:00: Registration, lunch & coffee

1:00 - 1:05: Welcome - Martyn Winn

1:05 - 1:30: Helen Saibil - eBIC: Update on the electron bioimaging centre at Diamond

1:30 - 2:15: John Briggs

2:15 - 2:40: Ardan Patwardhan - EMDB and EMPIAR

2:40 - 3:00: Danielle Paul - How the Structure of the Thin Filament changes on Ca2+ activation

3:00 - 3:30: Coffee break

3:30 - 4:15: Lori Passmore - Applications of Ultrastable Gold Substrates in High Resolution Electron Cryomicroscopy

4:15 - 4:45: Martyn Winn & Tom Burnley & Agnel Praveen Joseph - CCP-EM and BioMedBridges

4:45 - 5:15: Review computational needs survey and general discussion

5:15 - 6:45: Drinks & poster reception

- in parallel -

Working group 1 meeting

6:45 - : Conference dinner

Friday 29th May

8:30 - 9:00: Arrival & coffee

9:00 - 9:45: Pavel Plevka - Structures and genome delivery mechanisms viruses by cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography

9:45 - 10:30: Neil Ranson - What can high resolution cryo-EM structures tell us about virus assembly?

10:30 - 10:55: Liz Duke - Cryo Soft X-ray Microscopy: New Opportunities for Structural Biology

10:55 - 11:15: Morgan Beeby - Evolution of a molecular machine studied by electron cryo-tomography

11:15 - 11:30: Coffee break

11:30 - 12:15: Juha Huiskonen - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Tackling Symmetry-Mismatched and Pleomorphic Structures

12:15 - 13:00: Richard Henderson

13:00: Depart

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13:00 - ~14:00: Optional computational needs meeting (with lunch)


This event is now full, and we can't take new registrations. For those that have already registered, information is still available at: Registration and further details.

Accommodation Details

50 rooms have been held at the Premier Inn Oxford South (Didcot). 24 rooms are available as shared occupancy. If you wish to have one of these please let us know who you wish to share with. Delegates will need to pay accommodation fees.