23 Jul 2015

EMDataBank announces 2015 Map Challenge

The EMDataBank partners ( are inviting interested scientists to register as participants or assessors in the 2015 EMDataBank Map Challenge.

20 Jul 2015

PDBe is recruiting a scientific programmer

PDBe is working to extend and improve the archival, integration and dissemination of 3D cryo-electron microscopy (EM) and tomography (ET) data. For this project, called EMPIAR (, we are now seeking to recruit an enthusiastic scientific programmer with outstanding programming skills.

The post will involve the development of:

09 Jul 2015

wwPDB Hybrid/Integrative Methods Task Force recommendations published

In October 2014, PDBe hosted the first workshop of the wwPDB Hybrid/Integrative Methods Task Force at EMBL-EBI (see and The initial recommendations of this task force have now been published in a white paper.

09 Jul 2015

EMBL-EBI course in "Structural Bioinformatics"

Applications are invited for a course on Structural Bioinformatics that is being organised by EMBL-EBI and that will be held from 12-16 October 2015. This course will explore bioinformatics data resources and tools that are available for the interpretation and exploitation of biomacromolecular structures, focusing on how best to use structural information to gain the most from it in specific research contexts.

PDBe's website on different platforms

01 May 2015

Presenting PDBe's new website

We are pleased to announce the launch of PDBe's new website, which makes it easier than ever to find and explore the rich information about biomacromolecular structures available in the PDB, EMDB and EMPIAR archives.
ECM29 Rovinj, Croatia, PDBe Satellite meeting

12 Feb 2015

Making the most of PDB and EMDB data at ECM 29 Rovinj, Croatia

Add an extra day to your trip to the beautiful town of Rovinj this August and take in our satellite meeting "Making the most of PDB and EMDB data" at the 29th European Crystallographic Meeting.

August 22nd, 2015 (Saturday), 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For details and registration go to

12 Feb 2015

Changes to the Release Process for PDB Entries

Changes to the Release Process for PDB Entries
Four structures combing to one

09 Jul 2014

Improved representation of large structures

The wwPDB is pleased to announce that structures that were historically "split" across multiple entries have now been combined into single PDBx/mmCIF files. Each combined file has been issued a new PDB identifier. This constitutes a significant improvement in the representation of large entries in the PDB archive.
Hands with chopsticks holding DNA

16 Jun 2014

Quips. bZip Transcription Factors: Picking up DNA with chopsticks

What do transcription factors and the Karate Kid have in common? Find out in this Quips article exploring how bZip domains dimerise and bind to DNA.

10 Jun 2014

Job vacancies: Scientific Programmers

We are seeking to recruit two motivated Scientific Programmers to join the Protein Data Bank in Europe team (PDBe) at the European Bioinformatics Institute located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.