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Poster Prize Awarded at ISMB


At the 2016 Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) Conference in Orlando, Florida (July 8-12), the RCSB PDB Poster Prize went to Fan Zheng for Tertiary Structural Propensities Reveal Basic Sequence-Structure Relationships in Proteins (Fan Zheng, Jian Zhang, Gevorg Grigoryan, Dartmouth College).

Many thanks to Co-Chairs Iddo Friedberg (Iowa State University) and Casey Greene (University of Pennsylvania), the entire Posters Committee, and Steven Leard (ISMB).

All 2016 awardees will be listed on the RCSB PDB website and will receive an educational book.

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Meet the RCSB PDB at ACA


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From July 22-26, RCSB PDB will be at the 2016 Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) in Denver, CO.

Visit exhibition booth #46 to pick up new materials and meet with RCSB PDB Director Stephen K. Burley, Director Emerita and Associate Director Helen Berman, Deputy Director Christine Zardecki, and Scientific Support & Customer Service Lead Rachel Kramer Green.

Presentations include:

  • Saturday, Poster 85: A Data Dictionary for Archiving Integrative/Hybrid Models. Helen Berman will describe the creation of a data dictionary that captures the details of I/H models including a variety of experimentally-derived spatial restraints and the modeling of multi-scale, multi-state, time-ordered ensembles
  • Sunday, Poster 139: PDB-101: Educational Portal for Molecular Explorations of Biology and Medicine from the RCSB Protein Data Bank. The features of the educational portal at will be highlighted by Christine Zardecki. PDB-101 hosts the Geis Digital Archive, which integrates many of Irving Geis’ iconic images of structures with corresponding PDB data.
  • Monday, Poster 111: RCSB Protein Data Bank: Views of Structural Biology for Basic and Applied Research. Stephen Burley and Rachel Kramer Green will discuss the tools and resources available at for searching, visualizing, and analyzing PDB data.

The RCSB PDB Poster Prize will also be awarded to recognize a student poster presentation involving macromolecular crystallography.

Summer Newsletter Published


The Summer 2016 issue of the RCSB PDB Newsletter is now online. Meet our summer interns, watch the 2016 Video Challenge award winners, explore protein modifications in the PDB, and more.

In the Education Corner, Krystle J. McLaughlin describes Lysozyme, Models and the PDB: Helping Undergraduates Explore Structure.

RCSB PDB's Newsletter is published and archived online.

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