07 Jan 2016

Looking back at PDBe in 2015

The year 2015 was a busy one at PDBe. Gerard Kleywegt looks back.


15 Dec 2015

Successful workshop on "3D Segmentations and Transformations"

On 7 and 8 December 2015, two dozen experts on segmentation of EM maps and electron tomograms, on ontologies and on EM-data archiving met at Madingley Hall near Cambridge for an expert workshop on “3D Segmentations and Transformations - Building Bridges Between Cellular and Molecular Structural Biology”. The workshop was organised as part of PDBe's Mol2Cell project (which also includes the new EMPIAR archive <>).

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10 Oct 2015

Open source search technologies workshop announced

PDBe are happy to announce a hands-on, interactive workshop for developers interested in understanding the different open source search technologies available to implement search systems for biological data resources.

Taking place in February of 2016, speakers at the workshop, organised and sponsored by the BioSolr team, will include Grant Ingersoll, CTO, Lucidworks; Eric Pugh, Principal, OpenSource Connections, LLC; members of BioSolr team and others.

Image of people watching a webinar

27 Jul 2015

PDBe webinar available online

PDBe has run a webinar recently showing some of the new and unique features of its revamped PDB entry pages and demonstrating its powerful new search system for PDB data. If you missed the webinar, or want to see it again, it is available on the PDBe YouTube channel through the following link:

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