Australian High Performance Computational Structural Biology Facility

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Protein crystallography is the most common technique for structure determination, but is reliant upon high performance computational resources. Automation of the expression and crystallisation stages has accelerated structure determination such that a bottleneck is now present at the structure calculation and analysis stages. The availability of the Australian Synchrotron in late 2007 will contribute to this problem. We aim to establish a high-performance computational facility dedicated to structural biology. This advanced computing cluster will address the needs of a rapidly expanding research programme at Monash, providing benefits for researchers in Australia and worldwide.
Effective start/end date11/09/0831/12/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$400,000.00
  • Monash University: A$75,000.00
  • RMIT University