Bringing Structure to Biology
PDB art exhibition: Artworks Inspired by the Molecules of Life
Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) are hosting an art exhibition at the Michaelhouse Cafe, Cambridge, UK to celebrate artwork created in our PDB art project. PDBe, The Art Society CANTAB and The Art Society GRANTA are working with local school art departments to create artworks inspired by the molecules of life. PDBe maintains a free, worldwide database containing 150,000 3D shapes of biological molecules important for scientific and medical research. The molecules are too small to see even with a normal microscope, and yet can form incredibly complex structures. In this project, PDBe scientists help students explore the PDB database and different methods of depicting these molecules. The students, with support of their teachers, then use these structures as inspiration for the creation of artworks, many of which will be on display at the exhibition.
Learn more about the PDB Art project.