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Ultra large GOLD docking Whitepaper

This whitepaper details how GOLD, a comprehensively validated and widely used docking software, was used to perform a virtual screen on cloud resources.

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Recent webinars include custom feature creation in CSD-CrossMiner, 10 (or so) things you didn't know about Mercury, ultra-large docking; scaling GOLD, and more!

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CSD 2021.1

Available Now. The world's repository for small-molecule crystal structures. Download CSD 2021.1. Find out more about the latest data updates here.

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Structural Science Awakens: 71st Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association

We're presenting and chairing talks at ACA 2021! Scientists interested in molecular and materials structure with specialities in biology, chemistry, g...

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Latest Blog

Will electron diffraction revolutionize drug development?

Q&A with Dr Jessica Bruhn, Scientific Group Leader - MicroED at NanoImaging Services about a new advancement in drug development Microcrystal elec...

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Microcrystal Electron Diffraction Supports a New Drug Development Pipeline

Solving structures of potential therapeutics using X-ray diffraction (XRD) is usually a pivotal step in drug development. But XRD generally requires l...

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Which parameters can be controlled in the GOLD Python API? New flags to control ligand flexibility, waters and more have just been released in our latest update. Learn more in Ilenia Giangreco's blog: #python #chemtwitter #pythoninchemistry #drugdiscovery

29/07/2021 4:51

When should small molecule crystallographers publish raw diffraction data? Find out at our workshop in the @IUCr #IUCr2021 congress - 12th August, 15:45 CET / 14:45 BST Info and registration link here #crystallography #FAIRdata #CSD #chemistry

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