Congratulations to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and
Richard Henderson on winning the 2017 Chemistry Nobel Prize "for
developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure
determination of biomolecules in solution":
The Collaborative Computational Project for electron
cryo-electron microscopy (CCP-EM) supports users and developers in biological
EM. The three principal aims are:
- Build a UK community for
computational aspects of cryo-EM. Provide a focus for the cryo-EM
community to interact with CCP4/CCPN, and the broader international
- Support the users of
software for cryo-EM through dissemination of information on available
software, and directed training.
- Support for software
developers including porting, testing, and distribution of software.
The creation of CCP-EM was supported through a 3-year
Partnership Grant from the MRC (MR/J000825/1), and continued support is
provided through a new 5-year Partnership Grant from the MRC (MR/N009614/1).
Today’s Nobel Prize winner Prof Richard Henderson is a co-I on these grants and
an invaluable mentor to efforts to develop this CCP in the growing area of
biological cryo-EM.Read the full press relase here