The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in
Protein Structure and Function
Protein Structure (X-Ray) Core Laboratory
presented the

One-and-a-half day workshop:

Utilizing the Phenix Software Suite

for Protein Crystallography

School of Pharmacy EntranceAugust 6-7, 2015
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Building
2010 Becker Dr.
Lawrence, KS

Lectures: Room 1020
Poster Session: 2nd Floor Atrium


The workshop featured software developers from the Phenix Consortium who manage the software suite PHENIX (Python-based Hierarchical ENvironment for Integrated Xtallography) for automated determination of molecular structures using X-ray crystallography and other methods (

Phenix Consortium Presenters: Paul Adams, Tom Terwilliger, Pavel Afonine and Nigel Moriarty. The Phenix suite is one of the top software packages used in the protein crystallography field and includes modules to carry out tasks such as X-ray diffraction data analysis, structure solution, model refinement, ligand fitting and structure analysis.

Thursday, August 6 Session    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Morning Session. Lectures from the Phenix developers were conducted to provide the background and theory behind the software.
  • Afternoon Session. A hands-on session was organized to provide all participants an opportunity to learn and utilize the various tools within Phenix as related to protein crystallography. Attendees were asked to bring a personal laptop with the Phenix software package installed (available at as well as the Coot graphics software ( The software is free to academics and non-profits.
  • Poster Session. Attendees were encouraged to bring posters about their research involving protein crystallography.

Friday, August 7 Session  8:00 a.m.-Noon
A four-hour tutorial morning session was available for those interested in additional hands-on training to learn and utilize the Phenix software suite.

Registration Fee:
There was a $40.00 registration fee to attend the workshop (program includes continental breakfasts, lunch and coffee breaks).