PDB Poster Prize for Student Presentations

In 2004, the following prizes were awarded:

RECOMB 2004


The award for the best student poster presentation in the category of "Protein Structure" at the Eighth Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2004; March 27-31, San Diego, CA) went to Boris E. Shakhnovich for the poster "Protein Structure and Evolutionary History Determine Sequence Space Topology"

Boris E. Shakhnovich1, Eric Deeds2, Charles Delisi1, and Eugene I. Shakhnovich3

1 Bioinformatics Program, Boston University
2 Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
3 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

The award was a copy of Bioinformatics: The Machine Learning Approach (2nd edition), by Pierre Baldi and Soren Brunak.



AsCA 2004


RCSB PDB Poster Prize
Chin-Yu Chen received the award for the poster entitled "Probing the DNA Kink Structure Induced by the Hyperthermophilic Chromosomal Protein SAC7D Using Site-Directed Mutagenesis and X-Ray Crystallography" Chin-Yu Chen,a,c Ting-Wan Lina, Chia-Cheng Chou,a,b Tzu-Ping Koa, and Andrew H.-J. Wanga,d

aInstitute of Biological Chemistry and bCore Facility X-ray Crystallography, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan; cDepartment of Chemistry and dInstitute of Biochemical Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan.

Special thanks to the AsCA RCSB PDB Poster Prize Committee as organized by Peter Colman, T.P. Singh, and Se Won Suh.





ACA 2004


RCSB PDB Poster Prize
The RCSB PDB Poster Prize was awarded to Ty Adams for "The Crystal Structure of Factor Va: A New Mechanism for Membrane Binding and Function"

T.E. Adamsa, M.F. Hockinb, K.G. Manna, S.J. Eversea
aCollege of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 bHoward Hughes Medical Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Special thanks to the students who participated, and to the judging committee as organized by Edward J. Collins - Jung-Ja Kim (Chair), Richard Brennan, Carolyn Brock, John Chrzas, and Nick Sauter.


ECM 22


RCSB PDB Poster Prize
The prize was awarded to Jacques-Ph. Colletier for the poster "Kinetic crystallography on cholinesterases"

J.P Colletier,a A. Royant,b A. Specht, c F. Nachon,d G. Zaccai,a M. Goeldner,c J.L Sussman, e I. Silman,f D. Bourgeois,b and M. Weik.a aLBM & bLCCP, IBS, Grenoble, France; cLCB, ULP, Strasbourg, France; dUE, CRSSA, La Tronche, France; eDSB & fDNB, WIS, Rehovot, Israel.

Thanks to the judges -- Matthias Bochtler, Zsolt Bocskei, Stefania Di Marco, Andrea Hadfield, and the Chair, Vilmos Fulop.


The award at the IUCr affiliate meetings was Biochemistry - Vol. I by Donald and Judith G. Voet and Introduction to Macromolecular Crystallography by Alexander McPherson.