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 Database has published an article describing Worldwide Protein Data Bank biocuration supporting open access to high-quality 3D structural biology data.

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A snapshot of the PDB archive ( as of January 1, 2018 has been added to and Snapshots have been archived annually since January 2005 to provide readily identifiable data sets for research on the PDB archive.

Validation slider

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.

Image of PDBe calendars

28 Nov 2017

PDBe 2018 Calendar

Many proteins are like tiny machines, having a specialised job in the organism, such as identifying and neutralising disease-causing bacteria and viruses.

Marie Mueller receiving her poster prize from Sameer Velankar

17 Nov 2017

PDBe Poster Prize Winner at EMBL Kendrew Conference

Congratulations to Marie Mueller who was today awarded the PDBe sponsored 1st prize for her poster at a major structural biology conference in Heidelberg, Germany.

glycosylation shown in 3D-SNFG, ball-and-stick and combined

12 Oct 2017

A clearer 3D view of sugars

Carbohydrates, even when formed from very few sugar units, can often be hard to interpret in three dimensions when all their atoms are shown. This week, we have updated the 3D structure viewer on our web pages to add a simpler representation of common pyranose sugars.