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The primary reference for the RCSB PDB has been included in Nature's list of the 100 most-cited papers as tracked by the Web of Science.
The Protein Data Bank
Helen M. Berman, John Westbrook, Zukang Feng, Gary Gilliland, T. N. Bhat, Helge Weissig, Ilya N. Shindyalov, Philip E. Bourne
Nucleic Acids Research (2000) 28 (1): 235-242.
This article, the first of many publications from the RCSB PDB, announced the new systems put in place for deposition, validation, and exploration of PDB data. The partnerships for data deposition described in the article continue to this day, now formalized with the Worldwide Protein Data Bank collaboration. Since the time of the article, RCSB PDB systems for data distribution and exploration have grown and expanded to provide access to the more than 100,000 structures that are distributed in the archive and to support our growing and diverse user community (Rose et al. 2013; Rose et al. 2011).
Recently, a reflection and review of the original paper appeared online in The Winnower.
The Art of Science exhibit is on display at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas (top) and at the at the Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ (bottom).
The RCSB PDB's Art of Science uses the context of an art exhibit to introduce audiences new and old to the beauty of the biomacromolecular structures and biology available in the PDB. Thanks to a grant from the American Crystallographic Association for the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr), a permanent edition exhibit has been sent to two schools.
At McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas, the Art of Science was on display during the month of November and will be permanently displayed in McPerson's Melhorn Science Hall. The exhibition was held in a space adjacent to the college's Brown Auditorium, which meant the show was seen by more than a thousand visitors to various school and community events.
The Art of Science was installed in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center at the Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ, which saw similar amounts of traffic (December 2014 – January 2015). The exhibit was accompanied by four sculptures, constructed with iron wire and pool noodles, created by exhibit coordinator Brian Theroux’s Environmental Studies seniors. Three small sculptures for ubiquitin, insulin, and lysozyme are hanging at the base of the center staircase in the FAC lobby. A larger sculpture of deoxyhaemoglobin is hanging on the opposite end of the lobby.
Since its beginnings in an art gallery at Rutgers University, the show has been hosted around the world including Texas A&M University, EMBL-Hamburg, Germany; University of Wisconsin-Madison; California State University, Fullerton; Purdue University; and Hyderabad, India. The exhibit toured mostly between 2002-2007, with recent iterations in Egypt (2013) and Paris (2014). The current exhibit includes images from the original Art of Science show along with new works inspired by important Molecule of the Month topics, structures studied by students at ARL, and IYCr.
McPherson College is a four-year liberal arts college in McPherson, Kansas, United States. It was chartered in 1887 by the leaders of the Church of the Brethren. The college provides a career-oriented liberal arts education. Art of Science was coordinated by Jonathan Frye, Chair of the Department of Natural Science.
Delbarton is an independent college preparatory school administered by the Benedictine monks of St. Mary's Abbey in the monastic tradition of a strong liberal arts education.
For additional details about this show, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.