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Education Corner

Published quarterly in our Newsletter, each Education Corner offers an account of how members of the community use the PDB to educate students.   If you would like to submit an Education Corner column, please send an email to info@rcsb.org.














  • Issue 27, Fall 2005 | Miriam Rossi, Vassar College
    In this interview, Rossi discusses a interdisiplinary course that familiarizes students with basic concepts of molecular structure, from an introduction to X-ray crystallographic methods through interpreting published structural papers.

  • Issue 26, Summer 2005 | Gary Graper, Event Supervisor
    Wisconsin High School Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Event

  • Issue 25, Spring 2005 | Judith Voet, J. H. Hammons Professor, Swarthmore College
    A short history of visualizing structures in the PDB

  • Issue 24, Winter 2005 | Early Protein Structures


  • Issue 23, Fall 2004 | "X-rays, Molecules, and You"
    During this workshop held at an ACA meeting, prominent crystallographers and structural biologists introduced high school students and teachers to basic concepts in X-ray crystallography and structural databases to promote interest in structural biology, chemistry, and general science.

  • Issue 22, Summer 2004 | J. Ricky Cox, an associate professor of chemistry at Murray State University - Using Visualization Tools

  • Issue 21, Spring 2004 | Tommie Hata, Biology Teacher at The Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ
    Hata describes how the PDB, RasMol, and the Molecule of the Month are used in his high school classroom.

  • Issue 20, Winter 2004 | Katherine Kantardjieff, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University Fullerton
    The resources for protein resources, macromolecular structure/function analysis, and structural biology at CSUF are highlighted.


  • Issue 19, Fall 2003 | Paul A. Craig, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Rochester Institute of Technology
    The use of the PDB and related resources in classes at RIT are described.

  • Issue 18, Summer 2003 | Tim Herman, Director of the Center for BioMolecular Modeling at the Milwaukee School of Engineering
    The CBM creates physical models of proteins and other molecular structures for researchers, students, and teachers.

  • Issue 17, Spring 2003 | Gale Rhodes, University of Southern Maine
    Rhodes discusses molecular visualization.