Synergies between the PDB and the community
Helen M. Berman was a co-founder of the Protein Data Bank archive that was launched in 1971 and has been committed to the continued development and maintenance of this community resource. She currently serves as Director Emerita of the RCSB PDB, is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and an Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the PDB, Nature Methods and Nature Structural & Molecular Biology created a special PDB-focused collection.
This collection features a retrospective article by Berman that provides an overview of 50 years of community.
For more on Helen Berman and the PDB, see her memoir as hosted by the American Crystallographic Association and an oral history hosted by the American Institute of Physics.