The xtalPiMS software installed at FBMM is aimed to help the FBMM researchers to follow the results of their crystallization experiments from their desk (or from outside the workplace, anywhere in the world). It is also possible to annotate these results.

The FBMM xtalPiMS server can be reached at http://biokpims.oulu.fi:8080/xtalpims/.

Three modules have been implemented: (i) the viewing of the crystallization results, (ii) the crystallization hits can be annotated and (iii) tools have been coded for preparing a shipment of frozen crystals mounted on pins to a synchrotron.

The home page of the xtalPiMS project is http://pims.structuralbiology.eu/

The xtalPiMS project is a joint collaboration with STFC, Daresbury, UK and Diamond, Oxford, UK and the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. The overall aim of the xtalPiMS project is to develop software that can be used to

  1. keep track of the crystal handling, from crystallization to deposition of coordinates
  2. provide the tools for plate scanning, by recording the coordinates of the crystals that have developed in a crystallization plate.

The xtalPiMS software is developed by Ed Daniel (FBMM) and Chris Morris (STFC).

Further information on the use and setting up an individual account can be provided by Ed Daniel.

The xtalPiMS user guide.

Figure. Plate viewing using xtalPiMS

Contact person:

Ed Daniel, Software-application designer
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine F202C
University of Oulu
PO Box 5400, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
tel. +358-(0)294 481175
e-mail: ed.daniel (at) oulu.fi

Last updated: 12/9/2016