A team around Yuji SUGITA at RIKEN has developed a high-speed parallel computing algorithm for the refinement of 3D structures obtained through cryo-electron microscope images. Since this procedure does not require protein crystallization, the stereoscopic image of large biomolecules such as ribosomes and protein complexes can be solved with close to atomic resolution. The software will be available free of charge.

RIKEN news release, October 19, 2018