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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 - October 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 - July 2005
    Gary Graper, Event Supervisor
    Wisconsin High School Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Event
  • Issue 25 - April 2005
    Judith Voet, J. H. Hammons Professor, Swarthmore College
    A short history of visualizing structures in the PDB
  • Issue 24 - January 2005
    Early Protein Structures


  • Issue 23 - October 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 - July 2004
    J. Ricky Cox, an associate professor of chemistry at Murray State University - Using Visualization Tools
  • Issue 21 - April 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 - January 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 - October 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 - July 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 - April 2003
    Gale Rhodes, University of Southern Maine
    Rhodes discusses molecular visualization.