PDB educational features and new tools

January 5, 2007

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is currently evolving. The new beta site is out and is expected to be released soon in a stable version.

Also, there are two interesting features that need to be highlighted in PDB:

Educational resources, especially the “Molecule of the month” feature

– For any given molecule, try to view the structures in “Protein Workshop” format. This format does not require you to download/install any software. Once you click on the link, an java-based application will open. This should work on most new systems (i.e., not older than 3-4 computers)