Message from the PDB

The beginning of the twenty-first century has been a time of high activity for the PDB. In addition to maintaining the data flow from structure deposition to release, we continue to be actively involved in developing the resource and working with the user community.

We are very pleased that the Board of Directors of the Object Management Group (OMG) voted to adopt our proposal for the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) Macromolecular Structure Specification. Details about this exciting development are available in this newsletter.

A poster was presented and the NMR Task Force met as part of the Frontiers of NMR in Molecular Biology VII Keystone Meeting in Big Sky, Montana (January 20-26). The PDB also exhibited at the Biophysical Society's Annual Meeting in Boston, MA (February 17-21) and at the Pittsburgh Conference (PITTCON) in New Orleans, LA (March 5-8). These were great opportunities to meet our user community, and we look forward to the meetings coming up this summer. We thank everyone who stopped by the booths.

We would like to especially thank the members of the PDB Advisory Board Committee and the representatives from our funding agencies who met with the PDB at our San Diego Supercomputer Center site on March 16-18.

The PDB

PDB paraphernalia from the Biophysical Society's Annual Meeting.