First, thanks to the users who suggested a MODELLER meeting. How can we help?
Of course, we love to facilitate and support the use of MODELLER as much as we can. Perhaps at some point we will try to organize a modeller users meeting ourselves, but right now is not a good time for our group, because we are distracted by our move from the Rockefeller University to UCSF next spring. Still, if somebody else were willing to take the initiative to organize a meeting soon, I am confident some of us would attend to help.
We are planning a major new release of MODELLER in January 2003, and, as part of this new release, Bozidar Yerkovich is making sure that the manual is complete and useful.
An important source of ideas and suggestions for the new manual is this modeller users' mailing list. We would be most grateful if people sent as many of their suggestions to Bozidar, so that he can incorporate them into the manual. Maybe we should have a "Users Section" of the manual were pieces from the users are given verbatim?
How to organize the modeller web site better? How to make sure that everybody benefits from the experience of the contributors? How to encourage contributions to the users list, the manual, the examples, and MODELLER? How to improve the manual and the examples?
In the meantime, the simplest working examples are probably here http://salilab.org/modeller/user_manual.shtml.
-- Andrej Sali, Associate Professor Rockefeller University 1230 York Avenue New York, NY 10021, USA. tel: +1 212 327 7550; fax 7540; secretary 7050; labs 7206, 7216 firstname.lastname@example.org; http://salilab.org