Dynamo workshop 2017

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Registration for the Dynamo workshop 2017 in Basel (Switzerland), 23th-25th is open till the end of May.

The workshop provides hands-on training in all practical aspects of sub-tomogram averaging using our software Dynamo, encompassing all stages of the pipeline: tomogram visualization and archiving, particle picking, averaging, refinement and classification. No previous experience is required. Computing infrastructure will be provided in place, and we welcome participants to bring their own data sets to work on them during this three-day course.


To register, please send us an email an email stating your motivation to participate in the workshop. Accepted participants will be asked to confirm their registration by the payment of a fee of 250 CHF. This fee covers lunch and dinners during the workshop, but not the lodgement. Participants are asked to do their own arrangements for accommodation.


The workshop will take place from the 23th to the 25th of August in the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. Practical lectures are hold in the Room U1075, close to the Pharmazentrum entry in Klingelbergstrasse 70.

A map for the different events will be posted before the workshop:
  • Lunch vouchers are valid in the canteen of the Hospital (close to the Biozentrum)
  • Interested participants can visit the CINA facilitieson Friday afternoon.

Travel and Lodging

Please note that the travel and lodging are not covered in the workshop registration fee and participants will have to arrange it by themselves. We recommend the following hostels:

  • BaselBackPack - info@baselbackpack.com
  • Youth Hostel Basel - basel@youthhostel.ch

Computing facilities

Participants will be provided with an individual workstation and with a temporary account on a remote supercomputing system. If you wish to get used to work with Dynamo on your own laptop, you are welcome to bring it. Please, take into account the platforms where it is possible to install the current versions of the code. Also, if you have a access to a supercomputing facility in your home institution, it is a good idea to open there an account beforehand and use it during the course. Dynamo is specially suited to work on GPU systems.

Computer access

Details will be provided here


The program will be uploaded soon. We will cover:

  • Creation of alignment projects.
  • Creation of classification projects.
  • Use of supercomputing devices.
  • Management of complex tomography projects (Catalogues)
  • Particle picking in different geometries: filaments, membranes, vesicles.

Materials: data and walkthroughs

The exact contents can be followed here

Flash presentations

Participants are invited to bring along a short presentation (around 3mins per participant) for the Flash Presentation session on Wednesday. Please send them beforehand or give them to us during the first day, as we need to set them on the same computer.

The order of presentation is as follows:


Daniel Castaño-Díez, BioEM lab, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Mikhail Kudryashev, MPI for Biophysics, Frankfurt.

Henning Stahlberg, C-CINA, University of Basel, Switzerland.


Karen Bergmann, C-CINA, University of Basel, Switzerland.


Daniel Castaño-Díez, BioEM Lab, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Mikhail Kudryashev, MPI for Biophysics, Frankfurt.

Stefano Scaramuzza, C-CINA, University of Basel, Switzerland.

[further instructors to be announced]


Biozentrum of the University of Basel.

CSCS the Swiss Center for Scientific Computing.