MESSAGE FROM THE RCSB PDB
July 2004, the RCSB PDB released a reengineered website and
for public beta testing. The underlying database consists of
curated mmCIF files resulting from the data uniformity project,
which allows for improved query access to the unified data.
Thanks to feedback sent from users, this website is constantly
being refined and enhanced. Some of the features of this site are
described in this newsletter, and in previous newsletters.
The beta RCSB PDB website, along with tools for deposition, will
be demonstrated at the wwPDB exhibit stand (Booth number 12)
at this year's XX Congress & General Assembly of the
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr; August 23 - 31 in
Florence, Italy). Our wwPDB partners MSD-EBI and PDBj will also
demonstrate their websites and we will all be available
throughout the exhibition to meet with PDB users. A roundtable
discussion about data mining from the PDB will be held on August
27 with presentations from Helen M. Berman, Kim Henrick, Haruki
Nakamura, and Philip E. Bourne. Other wwPDB-related activities
at this meeting will be announced on the RCSB PDB website. We look
forward to seeing you there.
The RCSB PDB
wwPDB collaborators Kim Henrick (Head, MSD-EBI) and Helen
M. Berman (Director, RCSB PDB) will be at the upcoming IUCr