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Teaching Enzymology with the Protein Data Bank: From Pandemic to Paxlovid

Webinar hosted by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) | October 19, 2023

This webinar uses the example of SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease to introduce or reinforce the use of resources for teaching protein structure and function.

After watching the videos featured in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the types of 3D structural data hosted on (experimental and computational)
  • Navigate the RCSB PDB website to visualize each 3D structure and explore various annotations mapped to it
  • Compare the shapes, interactions and functions of groups of PDB structure with similar sequences and/or similar structures
  • Use RCSB PDB data, tools and resources to enhance classroom instructions and build lessons for teaching about enzymes

Additional materials for this course are available:

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Introduction to the Protein Data Bank and SARS-CoV-2

Stephen K. Burley

Director, RCSB Protein Data Bank; University Professor and Henry Rutgers Chair, Rutgers University

Exploring the SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease using

Paul A. Craig

Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science, Rochester Institute of Technology

Making Connections Using

Shuchismita Dutta

Scientific Training, Education, and Documentation Lead, RCSB Protein Data Bank