Celebrating 50 Years of the Protein Data Bank Archive

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In 1971, the structural biology community established the single worldwide archive for macromolecular structure data–the Protein Data Bank (PDB). From its inception, the PDB has embraced a culture of open access, leading to its widespread use by the research community. PDB data are used by hundreds of data resources and millions of users exploring fundamental biology, energy, and biomedicine.

In 2021, RCSB PDB and the wwPDB celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the PDB with symposia, materials, and more.

Meetings | Journal Collections and Articles | Historical Background | Celebration Materials

Meetings







Journal Collections and Articles



How the PDB changed biology

Issue contains reviews that celebrates scientific areas profoundly touched by the creation of the PDB


The PDB in JBC

Collection of Journal of Biological Chemistry publications that highlights some seminal PDB structures


Nature Methods
Vol 18, Issue 5, May 2021

Collection: PDB 50th Anniversary: celebrating the future of structural biology


Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Vol 28, Issue 5, May 2021

Collection: PDB 50th Anniversary: celebrating the future of structural biology


ASBMB Today
Vol 20, Issue 3, March 2021




Historical Background




Structural biology methods and milestones that helped to build and grow the PDB archive






Celebration Materials



PDB50 Game: This gives players the opportunity to explore the process of structure discovery.