[phenixbb] Phenix version 1.17 released

Paul Adams pdadams at lbl.gov
Sun Nov 3 20:18:28 PST 2019

The Phenix developers are pleased to announce that version 1.17 of Phenix is now available (build 1.17.1-3660). Binary installers for Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows platforms, and the source installer, are available at the download site:


Please note that there is a new publication that describes recent Phenix developments for structure determination with X-rays, neutrons and electrons:


Highlights for the 1.17 version of Phenix:

1.17.1 Changes

- Fix bug on Windows where xtriage results would fail to display
- Other bug fixes

1.17 Changes

- Improved handling of SHELX data in phenix.reflection_file_converter
- eLBOW can output files for Amber and supports the Orca QM package
- dials.image_viewer is used for viewing diffraction images
- Updated map smoothing
- Fix inconsistency in clashscore values in phenix.validation_cryoem when hydrogens are in the model

For a full list of changes see:


Please note that this new publication should be used to cite the use of Phenix:

Macromolecular structure determination using X-rays, neutrons and electrons: recent developments in Phenix. Liebschner D, Afonine PV, Baker ML, Bunkóczi G, Chen VB, Croll TI, Hintze B, Hung LW, Jain S, McCoy AJ, Moriarty NW, Oeffner RD, Poon BK, Prisant MG, Read RJ, Richardson JS, Richardson DC, Sammito MD, Sobolev OV, Stockwell DH, Terwilliger TC, Urzhumtsev AG, Videau LL, Williams CJ, Adams PD: Acta Cryst. (2019). D75, 861-877.

Full documentation is available here:


There is a Phenix bulletin board:


Please consult the installer README file or online documentation for installation instructions.

Direct questions and problem reports to the bulletin board or:

	help at phenix-online.org and bugs at phenix-online.org

Commercial users interested in obtaining access to Phenix should visit the
Phenix website for information about the Phenix Industrial Consortium.

The development of Phenix is principally funded by the National Institute of
General Medical Sciences (NIH) under grant P01-GM063210. We also acknowledge
the generous support of the members of the Phenix Industrial Consortium.

Paul Adams
Division Director, Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging, Berkeley Lab (http://biosciences.lbl.gov/divisions/mbib)
Principal Investigator, Computational Crystallography Initiative, Berkeley Lab (http://cci.lbl.gov)
Vice President for Technology, the Joint BioEnergy Institute (http://www.jbei.org)
Principal Investigator, ALS-ENABLE, Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab (http://als-enable.lbl.gov)
Division Deputy for Biosciences, Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab (https://als.lbl.gov)
Laboratory Research Manager, ENIGMA Science Focus Area (http://enigma.lbl.gov)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, U.C. Berkeley (http://bioeng.berkeley.edu)
Adjunct Professor, Comparative Biochemistry, U.C. Berkeley (http://compbiochem.berkeley.edu)

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