This platform will provide personalised support to Instruct projects requiring specialised processing of either electron or X-ray microscopy images. It will also help developers in integrating their methods into generally accessible analysis workflows. The Instruct Image Processing Centre (I2PC) in Madrid will assign personnel to this analysis, as well as the required computational resources.
Currently, I2PC mainly offer support for single particles analysis using Xmipp and Scipion softwares. Xmipp is a comprehensive suite of image processing algorithms with a strong emphasis in the analysis of single particles, although it is extending towards electron and X-ray tomography. Scipion, in turn, provides a multi-package workflow-oriented platform bridging several software suites like EMAN, Spider, Relion, Bsoft, Frealign, cryosparc and ctffind.
The Instruct Image Processing Center (I2PC) at the National Centre of Biotechnology-CSIC provide support for full electron microscopy image processing using SCIPION framework, including movie alignment, particle picking, classification 2D-3D, volume reconstruction and atomic structure determination. SCIPION, provides a multi-package workflow-oriented platform bridging several software suites like Xmipp, EMAN, Spider, Relion, Bsoft, Frealign, ctffind. More information about SCIPION can be found here.
The estimation time for each project is two weeks.