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Protein Modeling at the Science Olympiad

02/02

Protein modeling is one of several competitive events taking place at Science Olympiad tournaments across the country and in the National events in May. Teams are recognized for their performance in individual events and in the overall tournament.

In protein modeling, teams of high school students demonstrate their understanding of protein structure and function by building 3D models. The theme of this year's event, designed by MSOE and RCSB PDB, is focused on biosynthesis and subsequent signaling of dopamine and serotonin.

RCSB PDB recently judged ~100 models in regional competitions in New Jersey, and will also participate in the February San Diego Regional event.

Many thanks to the RCSB PDB judges, the NJ Science Olympiad organizers and volunteers, and the host colleges (Camden County, Union County, and NJIT).

We look forward to seeing the teams at the NJ state finals in March!

Related materials for protein modeling preparation are hosted by MSOE and RCSB PDB.



Teams are scored on protein models built in advance, smaller models built during the competition, and a written examTeams are scored on protein models built in advance, smaller models built during the competition, and a written exam.


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