RCSB PDB BETA SITE
As announced in the Summer 2004 newsletter, the RCSB PDB Beta Site
(pdbbeta.rcsb.org) is a completely reengineered system using more
consistent and comprehensive data from the data uniformity
project. Data are integrated with sequence, function and disease
related information and available by browsing and searching.
The RCSB is very excited about this resource, and encourages the PDB
community to test the new site. We look forward to feedback sent to
RCSB PDB PRESENTATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS AT 3D SIG/ISMB/ECCB
AND THE PROTEIN SOCIETY MEETING
The 2004 Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference
(July 31-August 4; Glasgow, Scotland) was combined this year with the
European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB). With over 2100
attendees, this was the largest gathering of computational biologists
ever. The meeting was preceded by 3D SIG (July 29-30), the
first special interest group meeting on structural bioinformatics.
The RCSB PDB gave several software demonstrations of the RCSB PDB Beta
Site at 3D SIG and ISMB. Wolfgang F. Bluhm also presented a poster on
this new site.
Another poster, "Protein Data Bank - Current State and Proposed
Transition to a Re-engineered Query System," was presented at the 18th
Symposium of the Protein Society (August 14-18, 2004, San Diego
Marriot Hotel) by Nita Desphande.
The RCSB PDB is available from several Web and FTP sites located around the
world. Users are also invited to preview the newly reengineered RCSB
web site at pdbbeta.rcsb.org/pdb.
The access statistics are given below for the primary RCSB PDB website