Please check from time to time this page - we try to keep it up-to-date.

All necessary files for these tutorials should be available for download on the various tutorial pages themselves.


Note: the following setup instructions are only relevant to this workshop!

To start the SHARP interface, it should be enough to just type


in a terminal. If called the very first time, it will download a few files from the server and do some setup - which should be finished in a few minutes (depending on network traffic).

Please read the final messages printed to the terminal, since these will contain some user/password information required in the next step.

A 'firefox' window should pop up, asking for user and password information: check your terminal for the required values. Afterwards you should be presented with the "SHARP Control Panel".

Alternatively, you should be able to connect to

Se-MET peak 1o22

A tutorial on 1O22 from JCSG is available here. It uses the same data that was part of the autoPROC tutorial.

Existing tutorials

Own data

To work with your own data in SHARP/autoSHARP, please have the following available (for details see autoSHARP documentation):

  • reflection files:
    • *.sca files (merged SCALEPACK format with I+ and I- measurements - unless native data for SIR/MIR)
    • *.mtz files (merged files containing DANO/SIGDANO columns in case of anomalous data)
  • sequence:
    • *.pir sequence file in correct format
  • atomic model:
    • model*.pdb file with final model (for comparison) and/or partial model (to use this for heavy atom detection in autoSHARP)
  • heavy atom information:
    • *.hatom file with (fractional) coordinates of known heavy atom positions

Apart from obviously reflection data, all other data files are optional. If you don't have a sequence file handy, you can use the number of residues (1 amino-acid is about 110 Da) instead.

You need to place those files either by hand into


or use the tool from the "SHARP Control Panel" for uploading it.