Dr. Liz Blackburn with the David Blow trophy

13 Apr 2018

David Blow Poster Prize awarded at BCA

Congratulations to Dr. Liz Blackburn who was awarded the David Blow poster prize at the recent British Crystallographic Association Spring Meeting.

Image of artwork and the book given to the student as prize

29 Mar 2018

PDBe Explores Art

PDBe recently contributed to an art exhibition in Cambridgeshire celebrating young people's artwork, as part of our ongoing work with school art departments.


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28 Mar 2018

Access Updated Validation Reports for PDB Structures

Validation reports for all PDB structures have been updated to include new percentile statistics reflecting the state of the archive on December 31st 2017 and updated versions of third-party software: CCP4/Refmac (7.0 v44), Phenix (1.13) and Mogul (2018) and CSD archive (as539be). The LLDF statistic previously used to identify ligands that do not fit electron density well has been replaced by a combination of Real-space R-factor (RSR>0.4) and Real-space correlation coefficient (RSCC<0.8).

Matthias Barone with the winning poster

27 Mar 2018

Poster Prize awarded at German Crystallographic Society (DGK)

Congratulations to Matthias Barone from Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) who won the PDBe sponsored poster prize at the 26th Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society (DGK) earlier this month.

Matthias is pictured here by his poster "Structure-optimized ProM scaffolds address Ena/VASP as a possible antimetastatic target" with the prize, a copy of Bernhard Rupp's "Biomolecular Crystallography."

Viewing a protein in 3D on a tablet device

15 Mar 2018

Tools for teaching in 3D

Molecular structure, especially biomolecule structure, is tricky to visualise. New resources, produced by Dr Peter Hoare and students at Newcastle University in conjunction with PDBe, help students see in 3D and contextualise their knowledge at the chemistry–biology interface.

Poster prize awardee

10 Mar 2018

VIB Applied Bioinformatics Poster Prize awarded

Congratulations to Gaspar Pinto from Masaryk University who has won the PDBe sponsored poster prize at the VIB Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences Conference held 8-9th March in Leuven Belgium. His poster described the software CaverDock, which analyses protein tunnels.

Gaspar (right) is pictured here receiving the prize from Alexander Botzki from VIB Bioinformatics Core

20 Feb 2018

wwPDB Biocuration Highlighted in New Publication

The journal

10 Jan 2018

Time-stamped Copies of the PDB Archive Available

A snapshot of the PDB archive ( as of January 1, 2018 has been added to and Snapshots have been archived annually since January 2005 to provide readily identifiable data sets for research on the PDB archive.

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01 Dec 2017

Overview of PDB Validation Reports published in Structure

An article focused on the structure validation reports produced by wwPDB is now available: Validation of Structures in the Protein Data Bank (2017) Structure doi: 10.1016/j.str.2017.10.009.

Hands operating LiteMol on a tablet device

30 Nov 2017

Turbocharging our molecular viewer

Some structures in the PDB are huge. Complexes with millions of atoms require tens of megabytes to store and experimental map data, especially for electron microscopy, can be several gigabytes. We have recently updated our online viewer LiteMol to enable rapid viewing of 3D structural data of any size. This means that you can examine structures and the underlying experimental map data online and on the move, even if you aren't on the fastest network.