News 2021
Join Us at the Feb 24 Biophysical Society Job Fair
02/21/2021
PDB50: Submit Posters by March 15
02/15/2021
Molecular Valentines
02/11/2021
PDB50 Backgrounds For Virtual Meetings
02/02/2021
Powerful New Tools for Exploring 3D Structures
01/26/2021
Winter Newsletter Published
01/11/2021

Join Us at the Feb 24 Biophysical Society Job Fair

02/21/2021

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PDB50: Submit Posters by March 15

02/15/2021

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Throughout 2021, the wwPDB will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the PDB archive.

The inaugural symposium will be held May 4-5, 2021 in an event hosted by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and organized by the wwPDB Foundation.

This celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Protein Data Bank as the first open access digital data resource in biology will include presentations from speakers from around the world who have made tremendous advances in structural biology and bioinformatics.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the virtual poster session and exhibition hall. Students and postdoctoral fellows will be eligible for poster awards.

Register and submit abstracts by March 15th, 2021 for reduced rates.

Speakers will include:

  • Edward Arnold - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Helen M. Berman - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and University of Southern California
  • Thomas L. Blundell - University of Cambridge
  • Alexandre M. J. J. Bonvin - Utrecht University
  • Stephen K. Burley - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and University of California San Diego
  • Wah Chiu - Stanford University
  • Johann Deisenhofer - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Juli Feigon - University of California Los Angeles
  • Angela M. Gronenborn - University of Pittsburgh
  • Jennifer L. Martin - University of Wollongong
  • Stephen L. Mayo - California Institute of Technology
  • Zihe Rao - ShanghaiTech University and Tsinghua University
  • Hao Wu - Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

The online sessions will take place between 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST each day. The event will be recorded and made available to registered participants after the meeting.

Sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact the wwPDB Foundation for more information.


Molecular Valentines

02/11/2021

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PDB50 Backgrounds For Virtual Meetings

02/02/2021

The wwPDB created a 2021 calendar to celebrate the PDB's golden anniversary.

Each month's image is available to be used as a virtual meeting background.

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The inaugural symposium will be held May 4-5, 2021 in an event hosted by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and organized by the wwPDB Foundation. The online sessions will take place between 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST each day. The event will be recorded and made available to registered participants after the meeting.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the virtual poster session and exhibition hall. Students and postdoctoral fellows will be eligible for poster awards.

Register and submit abstracts by March 15th, 2021 for reduced rates.


Powerful New Tools for Exploring 3D Structures

01/26/2021

A new article in Nucleic Acids Research uses SARS-CoV-2 structures to demonstrate redesigned RCSB.org features for exploring structural data.

RCSB Protein Data Bank: powerful new tools for exploring 3D structures of biological macromolecules for basic and applied research and education in fundamental biology, biomedicine, biotechnology, bioengineering and energy sciences
Nucleic Acids Research (2021) 49: D437–D451 doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa1038

This tutorial and overview of the latest RCSB.org tools appears in the annual Database Issue of Nucleic Acids Research.

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Winter Newsletter Published

01/11/2021

The Winter 2021 issue of the RCSB PDB Newsletter is now online.

This issue highlights PDB50 anniversary celebrations; 2020 statistics; new search tools; Biocurator explores SARS-CoV-2 in VR; and more.

The Education Corner describes the 2020 ACA Transactions Symposium on Structural Science: New Ways to Teach the Next Generation.

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