The PDBe team and their visitors from EMBL-Hamburg

23 Mar 2016

Hamburg days at PDBe

This week, the PDBe team at EMBL-EBI hosted no fewer than seven structural biology colleagues from EMBL-Hamburg.

Detail of the webpage for entry EMPIAR-10055

21 Mar 2016

EMPIAR supports "Method of the Year"

The official announcement of EMPIAR in Nature Methods prompts Gerard Kleywegt, Head of the Protein Data Bank in Europe, to reflect on the origins and future directions of this essential resource for raw biomolecular imaging data.

13 Jan 2016

What does the new wwPDB deposition system mean for you?

This week saw the launch by the wwPDB partners (PDBe, PDBj, RCSB and BMRB) of a new, integrated Deposition & Annotation system (D&A) that supports structures determined using 3DEM, NMR as well as X-ray, neutron and electron crystallography.

11 Jan 2016

New wwPDB deposition system for NMR and 3DEM

The wwPDB partners are pleased to announce the launch of a new Deposition & Annotation system that supports structures determined using 3DEM, NMR, and X-ray, neutron and electron crystallography. New entries can be submitted at

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 <>).

BioSolr Logo

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: