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CCPN Project

CCPN LogoIn addition to our research, we founded and still play an active part in the CCPN Project, a collaborative computing project for the NMR community, currently funded by the Medical Research Council and coordinated by Prof. Geerten Vuister at the University of Leicester.

The CCPN project aims to bring together researchers in the community who are using and developing NMR spectroscopy to study biological molecules, especially those who work in the field of protein NMR. The project was founded in 1999 in the United Kingdom but now involves scientific and software development groups worldwide. The general aims are to link new and existing NMR software via a common data standard and to provide a forum within the community for the discussion of NMR software and the scientific methods it supports. CCPN aims to perform a service for NMR spectroscopists analogous to that of CCP4 in the X-ray community.

CCPN_SpecView1The main objectives of the project are:

  • To arrange meetings and workshops to promote the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of best-practice in the field of biological NMR.
  • To establish the CCPN data model for harvesting and exchange of data between different NMR related software packages, and to develop associated subroutine libraries to access the model.
  • To develop software, which interacts with the data model, for the analysis and interpretation of macromolecular NMR data.
  • To promote the use of the common data model and to disseminate NMR related software made by third parties, especially those that make use of  the data model, within the NMR community

For more information and a publications list, please visit the CCPN website.

Members of our group currently involved in this project are: Dr Wayne Boucher, Dr Rasmus Fogh (University of Leicester)

Contact Details

Ernest Laue
Professor of Structural Biology

Tel: +44 (0)1223 333677
Email: e.d.laue (at)


PA: Tessa Kretschmann

Tel: +44 (0)1223 766110
Email: edlsec (at)


Mailing address:

Department of Biochemistry
University of Cambridge
Old Addenbrookes Site
80 Tennis Court Road
Cambridge, CB2 1GA


Visiting address:

Sanger Building