Cutting Edge: Building bridges between cellular and molecular structural biology

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. SaibilSirarat Sarntivijai, Irene Solanes Valero, Sriram Subramaniam, Jason R. Swedlow, Ilinca Tudose, Martyn Winn, Gerard J. Kleywegt

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere25835
StatePublished - Jul 6 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Patwardhan, A., Brandt, R., Butcher, S. J., Collinson, L., Gault, D., Grünewald, K., Hecksel, C., Huiskonen, J. T., Iudin, A., Jones, M. L., Korir, P. K., Koster, A. J., Lagerstedt, I., Lawson, C. L., Mastronarde, D., McCormick, M., Parkinson, H., Rosenthal, P. B., Saalfeld, S., ... Kleywegt, G. J. (2017). Cutting Edge: Building bridges between cellular and molecular structural biology. eLife, 6, [e25835].