Covering the period of July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006, the RCSB Protein Data Bank's Annual Report documents the database and website released during this period.

This Annual Report provides background information about the RCSB PDB resource and describes current progress and accomplishments. Available online as a PDF, this snapshot also explores the RCSB PDB's different activities in data deposition, structural genomics, and education.

The cover highlights the structures featured in the Molecule of the Month during the report period. Each installment introduces readers to the structure and function of a particular molecule, and discusses the relevance of the molecule to human health and welfare. Written and illustrated by David S. Goodsell (The Scripps Research Institute), the series is a great place for users of all levels to start exploring the RCSB PDB resource. This cover, along with information about the proteins, is also available as a downloadable PDF flyer.

The report is distributed to the diverse community of PDB users in academia, industry, and education. If you would like a printed copy of this report, please send your postal address to

Best wishes to the community for the new year!