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The EBI's PDBe Team develops and maintains the EBI's Protein Data Bank in Europe.


  • Try the PDBe tutorials to find out more about macromolecular structures and how to navigate the PDBe website.
  • For general enquiries about the PDB, email the pdbhelp [at] (PDB help desk)

  • For deposition enquiries, email the pdbdep [at] (PDB deposition)

    or emdep [at]" target="_blank">Electron Microscopy Data Bank deposition addresses.
  • For general enquiries about the Electron Microscopy Data Bank, email the emhelp [at] (EMDB help desk)



Velankar, S. et al. (2011) PDBe: Protein Data Bank in Europe. Nucleic Acids Res. 42. Database issue. D285-291.


PDBe collaborates with the X-ray crystallography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and cryo-Electron Microscopy (EM) communities. To keep abreast of new developments in the NMR community, PDBe has participated in EU projects and continues to contribute to the Collaborative Computational Project for the NMR community (CCPN). PDBe also operates EMDB, the international repository for density maps, which are created using high-resolution biological transmission electron microscopy in collaboration with RCSB and Baylor College of Medicine. EMDB contains both macromolecular images and structures reconstructed using the single-particle method and images of sub-cellular regions from electron tomography.


Core support for PDBe is provided by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and The Wellcome Trust. Specific projects are funded by the European Union, the UK Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council(BBSRC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).