from the RCSB PDB
A Special Symposium Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the PROTEIN DATA BANK
In June 1971, a symposium on the Structure and Function of Proteins at the Three Dimensional Level was held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. That meeting defined the beginning of the Protein Data Bank as an archive for the experimentally-determined 3D structures of biological macromolecules.
In October 2011, the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB) will host a scientific symposium celebrating the 40th anniversary of the inception of the PDB, and the many scientific contributions it archives.
The program will showcase the scientific impact made by structural biology during the past 40 years with a distinguished panel of scientists who have been instrumental in the development of the PDB and structural biology.
The meeting will begin with an evening reception and plenary session on Friday, and conclude with lunch on Sunday.