Access Irving Geis' Early Molecular Images in 3D

12/19 PDB101 News

RCSB PDB News ImageImages used with permission from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute ( All rights reserved.

RCSB PDB's 2017 calendar highlighted the work of Irving Geis (1908-1997), a gifted artist who helped illuminate the field of structural biology with his iconic images of DNA, hemoglobin, and other important macromolecules. This calendar was created by Raheel Ahmad (Rutgers), Pamela Amechi (University of Maryland Baltimore Country), and Keyerra Daniels (Winthrop University) as part of a 2016 summer internship with RCSB PDB.

Through a collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), which owns the Geis Archives, RCSB PDB hosts a digital archive of Geis' molecular art. This resource displays many of Geis' illustrations in the context of the corresponding PDB structures and related molecular information. Through this archive, these images are available for download for noncommercial usage.

RCSB PDB's 2018 calendar will be announced shortly.

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