Chandrajit Bajaj

Secondary Structure Elucidation


SSEP is a secondary structure elucidation package for intermediate resolution (5-10 Angstrom) cryo ElectroMicroscopy (EM) data. This package right now includes two approaches to elucidate helices and sheets and it will include another approach which is under development. These two approaches are nominated as

  • Volume based approach
  • Surface based approach


Z. Yu, C. Bajaj
Computational Approaches for Automatic Structural Analysis of Large Bio-molecular Complexes
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, (digital library) 22 June 2007,, PMID: 18989044, PMC Journal in Process (pdf)

C. Bajaj, S. Goswami
Secondary and Tertiary Structural Fold Elucidation from 3D EM Maps of Macromolecules
Proceedings of the Fifth Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics & Image Processing, ICVGIP 2006, LNCS 4338, Springer Verlag, 2006, 264 - 275,, PMCID: PMC2860966

  • Volume based approach can be obtained in VolRover
  • Surface based approach can be obtained in TexMol

Software Usage

Volume based method see the user manual of VolRover. Surface based method see the user guide of TexMol.