The RCSB PDB fosters communication with users to support access to the information contained within the PDB archive. At the same time, our outreach efforts are focused on soliciting input from the user community to help improve RCSB PDB services. Frequently, this dialog happens at workshops and professional society meetings.

Recent meeting activity has included:

  • The Keystone Symposia 'Frontiers of NMR in Molecular Biology' (Jan 6-11 in Snowbird, Utah). A workshop entitled "The Future of Publicly-Accessible Databases for NMR Spectroscopy" was held to discuss issues surrounding deposition and data representation in the PDB and BMRB. These issues were further examined at a meeting of the PDB-BMRB joint NMR Task Force held after the workshop.
  • Annotators Jasmine Young and Monica Sekharan exhibited at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society (March 3-7 in Baltimore, Maryland).
  • The RCSB PDB also exhibited at the Celebration of Teaching & Learning, an education-related professional development conference for teachers, administrators, and others (March 23-24 in New York City).

We hope to see many of you at our upcoming meetings, some of which are highlighted below:

  • The Experimental Biology Annual Meeting for members of American Association of Anatomists, The American Physiological Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Investigative Pathology, American Society for Nutrition, Inc., and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (April 28 - May 2, Washington, DC)
  • The 15th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) & 6th European Conference on Computational Biology (July 19-25, Vienna, Austria)
  • The meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA; July 21-26, Salt Lake City, UT)
  • The 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting (August 19-23, Boston, MA).

Demonstrations at the RCSB PDB's exhibit booth at the Biophysical Society Meeting