Structural biology applications of X-ray lasers

CXIDB logoX-ray lasers scheduled to come online in the next few years promise to create a flood of new structural biology data that could overwhelm current processing and analysis methods. This collection describes a series of X-ray free-electron laser datasets generated at the Linac Coherent Light Source, which the organizers hope will help researchers develop new tools and methods to meet these challenges. All data are deposited at the Coherent X-ray Imaging Data Bank (CXIDB) and openly available to the scientific community.

Organized by Filipe Maia & Janos Hajdu

Image from van der Schot et al. 2016 - CC BY 4.0


1 August 2016
The trickle before the torrent – diffraction data from X-ray lasers
Filipe R. N. C. Maia & Janos Hajdu

Data Descriptors


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CCP-FEL: a collection of computer programs for free-electron laser research
Maia, F. R. N. C., White, T. A., Loh, N. D. & Hajdu, J. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1117-1120 (2016).

Table of contents (view at J. Appl. Cryst.)

WavePropaGator: interactive framework for X-ray free-electron laser optics design and simulations
Samoylova, L., Buzmakov, A., Chubar, O. & Sinn, H. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1347-1355 (2016).

XMDYN and XATOM: versatile simulation tools for quantitative modeling of X-ray free-electron laser induced dynamics of matter
Jurek, Z., Son, S.-K., Ziaja, B. & Santra, R. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1048-1056 (2016).

Condor: a simulation tool for flash X-ray imaging
Hantke, M. F., Ekeberg, T. & Maia, F. R. N. C. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1356-1362 (2016).

Hummingbird: monitoring and analyzing flash X-ray imaging experiments in real time
Daurer, B. J., Hantke, M. F., Nettelblad, C. & Maia, F. R. N. C. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1042-1047 (2016).

OnDA: online data analysis and feedback for serial X-ray imaging
Mariani, V. et al. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1073-1080 (2016).

CFEL-ASG Software Suite (CASS): usage for free-electron laser experiments with biological focus
Foucar, L. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1336-1346 (2016).

Data processing pipeline for serial femtosecond crystallography at SACLA
Nakane, T. et al. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1035-1041 (2016).

Linac Coherent Light Source data analysis using psana
Damiani, D. et al. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 672-679 (2016).

Data systems for the Linac Coherent Light Source
Thayer, J. et al. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1363-1369 (2016).

Dragonfly: an implementation of the expand-maximize-compress algorithm for single-particle imaging
Ayyer, K., Lan, T.-Y., Elser, V. & Loh, N. D. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1320-1335 (2016).

Facilitating model reconstruction for single-particle scattering using small-angle X-ray scattering methods
Ma, S. & Liu, H. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 665-671 (2016).

On the release of cppxfel for processing X-ray free-electron laser images
Ginn, H. M., Evans, G., Sauter, N. K. & Stuart, D. I. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1065-1072 (2016).

Recent developments in CrystFEL
White, T. A. et al. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 680-689 (2016).

Identification of rogue datasets in serial crystallography
Assmann, G., Brehm, W. & Diederichs, K. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1021-1028 (2016).

Modeling truncated pixel values of faint reflections in MicroED images
Hattne, J., Shi, D., de la Cruz, M. J., Reyes, F. E. & Gonen, T. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1029-1034 (2016).

IOTA: integration optimization, triage and analysis tool for the processing of XFEL diffraction images.
Lyubimov, A. Y. et al. J. Appl. Cryst. 49, 1057-1064 (2016).