An important aspect of the PDB outreach and education efforts is to maintain discourse with the PDB user community. One effective means to achieve this is to represent the project at a variety of meetings and conferences which are of interest to our colleagues. This presents opportunities for users to meet with PDB members to interact and gain insights about PDB's features and progress. Here are the highlights from this past summer's events:
American Crystallographic Association Meeting
The PDB hosted an exhibit booth at the American Crystallographic Association's Annual Meeting in St. Paul, MN on July 22- 27. PDB members were on hand to answer questions from the meeting attendees. A PDB Users Meeting held on July 24th was also part of the RCSB activities at this conference. A wide range of interesting inquiries and comments were presented by the many people who attended. We were pleased to have such a good turnout and were glad to have this opportunity to interact directly with the scientific community.
Protein Society Symposium
The PDB was represented at an exhibit booth at the 14th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society at the San Diego Convention Center on August 5-9, 2000. Symposium attendees were able to have their questions answered by the PDB team at the booth. We were pleased to meet so many PDB users at this event and thank those of you who came by to show your support. The proactive feedback from the user community is greatly appreciated!
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference
The PDB hosted an exhibit booth at the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) held at the Price Center on the campus of the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, CA, on August 19-23, 2000. PDB members were available to respond to user questions and present informative materials such as tutorials to the conference attendees. A lot of constructive feedback was received from the user community, and we value the great suggestions that were given.
We hope to meet you all again at future conferences!