Last week we were delighted to learn that Dr Olga Kennard had been awarded the twelfth IUCr Ewald Prize for her invaluable pioneering contribution to the development of crystallographic databases, namely the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD).
We are delighted to announce we have started a new initiative with Hindawi Limited to help accelerate the availability of data. We are always looking for new ways to improve the accessibility of the data in the CSD and to ensure that crystallographic data is available to researchers worldwide at the point of publication.
Greetings from the New Jersey shore. I am Carmen Nitsche, the General Manager for CCDC, Inc, the U.S. subsidiary of the CCDC. As I just moved from part time to full time GM this month, I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself.
GOLD is a protein ligand docking software, part of CSD-Discovery package and GOLD+Systems, with features to perform virtual screening, lead optimisation, and identify the correct binding mode of active molecules.
To perform ultra-large, high throughput docking jobs you can run GOLD with cloud computing resources. In this short video you will learn how to configure GOLD for use on cloud resources.
On 16th June news outlets around the world reported the fantastic results seen in trials using dexamethasone in critically ill COVID-19 patients. This quick briefing explores the chemistry and history of this compound, and what could be coming next.
The Aromatics Analyser is a new feature available in Mercury as part of the CSD-Materials and CSD-Enterprise suites. It was launched with our last release 2020.1 in April. Our users have been asking questions during our virtual events, as the What’s Up customer webinar, and we decided to share with you some of the most common questions.
Reflections on the IYPT in Crystals project - including the competition winners, educational resources you can use at home, and what's next for the fantastic entries collected from across the community.
We are pleased to announce the May 2020 data update of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is now available! This data update brings you 10,188 new structures (10,697 new entries) and increases the total size of the CSD to over 1,048,000 structures (1,067,000 entries).
The Aromatics Analyser feature was released in our 2020.1 update, as part of the CSD-Materials suite. This short video shows you how to use this feature, and how to interpret the results.
In recent years, we have noticed an increase in the number of structures deposited to the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) that are measured with electron diffraction techniques. As of the beginning of 2020, approximately 50 electron structures have been added to the CSD. Since this field of research is rapidly developing, we thought it timely to investigate all the electron studies in the database to ensure they can be easily located and have worked to identify any structures that were missed during the initial data curation process.