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A snapshot of the PDB archive ( as of January 1, 2018 has been added to and Snapshots have been archived annually since January 2005 to provide readily identifiable data sets for research on the PDB archive.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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04 Oct 2017

Implementation of PDB Entry Versioning and Better Revision History to Improve PDB Archive Management

Presentation of wwPDB poster prize

31 Aug 2017

wwPDB Poster Prize Awarded at IUCr 2017

Congratulations to Ms Deekshi Angira, who recently received the wwPDB Poster Prize for "Gamma secretase activating protein as profound target for Alzheimer’s disease" (Deekshi Angira, Vijay Thiruvenkatam, Indian Institute Of Technology Gandhinagar).

The Prize was awarded at the 24th Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography  (Hyderabad, India). The wwPDB-sponsored award highlights the “best poster by a graduate or undergraduate student in structural biology and related categories.”