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Building bridges between cellular and molecular structural biology

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posted on 15.10.2020 by Ardan Patwardhan, Robert Brandt, Sarah J Butcher, Lucy Collinson, David Gault, Kay Grünewald, Corey Hecksel, Juha T Huiskonen, Andrii Iudin, Martin L Jones, Paul K Korir, Abraham J Koster, Ingvar Lagerstedt, Catherine L Lawson, David Mastronarde, Matthew McCormick, Helen Parkinson, Peter B Rosenthal, Stephan Saalfeld, Helen R Saibil, Sirarat Sarntivijai, Irene Solanes Valero, Sriram Subramaniam, Jason R Swedlow, Ilinca Tudose, Martyn Winn, Gerard J Kleywegt
The integration of cellular and molecular structural data is key to understanding the function of macromolecular assemblies and complexes in their in vivo context. Here we report on the outcomes of a workshop that discussed how to integrate structural data from a range of public archives. The workshop identified two main priorities: the development of tools and file formats to support segmentation (that is, the decomposition of a three-dimensional volume into regions that can be associated with defined objects), and the development of tools to support the annotation of biological structures.

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