[phenixbb] Phenix version 1.6.1 released

Paul Adams PDAdams at lbl.gov
Tue Mar 30 19:41:23 PDT 2010

The Phenix developers are pleased to announce that version 1.6.1 of  
Phenix is now available. Binary installers for Linux, and Mac OSX  
platforms are available at the download site:


Just some of the new features in this version (1.6.1) are:

- Fast automated rotamer fixing in phenix.refine
- Use of atomic charge in calculation of scattering factors
- New Graphical User Interfaces for phenix.superpose_pdbs,  
   phenix.get_cc_mtz_pdb, and phenix.fmodel
- Consolidated validation tool in GUI
- New map calculation tool, phenix.maps (also used in GUI)
- Rapid loading of structures in GUI selection editor
- Improved geometry restraints to maintain amino acid rotameric states
- Alpha version of secondary structure restraints
- Automated secondary structure analysis with KSDSSP (code from UCSF  

For a full list of changes see:


Please note that there is a new publication that should be used to  
cite use of Phenix:

PHENIX: a comprehensive Python-based system for macromolecular  
structure solution. P. D. Adams, P. V. Afonine, G. Bunkóczi, V. B.  
Chen, I. W. Davis, N. Echols, J. J. Headd, L.-W. Hung, G. J. Kapral,  
R. W. Grosse-Kunstleve, A. J. McCoy, N. W. Moriarty, R. Oeffner, R. J.  
Read, D. C. Richardson, J. S. Richardson, T. C. Terwilliger and P. H.  
Zwart. Acta Cryst. D66, 213-221 (2010).

Full documentation is available here:


There is a Phenix bulletin board:


Please consult the installer README file or online documentation for
installation instructions.

Direct questions and problem reports to the bulletin board or:

	help at phenix-online.org and bugs at phenix-online.org

Commercial users interested in obtaining access to Phenix should visit  
Phenix website for information about the Phenix Industrial Consortium.

The development of Phenix is principally funded by the National  
Institute of
General Medical Sciences (NIH) under grant P01-GM063210. We also  
the generous support of the members of the Phenix Industrial Consortium.

Paul Adams
Acting Division Director, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence  
Berkeley Lab
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, U.C. Berkeley
Vice President for Technology, the Joint BioEnergy Institute
Head, Berkeley Center for Structural Biology

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