Section: New Software and Platforms
Protein Symmetry Assembler
Keywords: Proteins - Structural Biology
Scientific Description: Sam is a program for making symmetrical protein complexes, starting from a single monomer.
Functional Description: The algorithm searches for good docking solutions between protein monomers using a spherical polar Fast Fourier transform correlation in which symmetry restraints are built into the calculation. Thus every candidate solution is guaranteed to have the desired symmetry.