PDB at the ISMB, ACA, and Protein Society Meetings

PDB staff members participated in several meetings this summer. We received excellent feedback from those in attendance at these events, which will help to guide PDB's future developments:

11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB; June 29-July 3, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) - New query and reporting features of the re-engineered PDB site were demonstrated at PDB's exhibit and as part of a presentation on "The Re-engineered PDB" at this conference.

American Crystallographic Association's Annual Meeting (ACA; July 26-31, Northern Kentucky Convention Center) - Desktop versions of various software programs were demonstrated the PDB exhibit, and a standalone version of ADIT software was distributed at this meeting. Posters were presented on "TargetDB: A Target Registration Database for Structural Genomics" and on the Ligand Depot. A presentation on "PDB Data Assembly and Validation Tools" was part of the Computational Methods session. The PDB Poster prize, which is described further in this newsletter, made its debut at the ACA meeting.

17th Symposium of the Protein Society (July 27-29, Boston, MA) - A poster on the "New Features of the Protein Data Bank" was presented at this symposium.

PDB Co-Director, Philip E. Bourne, presents “The Re-engineered PDB” to attendees at the ISMB Conference.