Newsletter | Summer 2016 Number 70

Published quarterly by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank

Message from RCSB PDB: Meet the Summer Students

This summer, students will be working on a variety of RCSB PDB-related projects.

At Rutgers, Raheel Ahmad (Rutgers), Keyerra Daniels (Winthrop University), and Pamela Amechi (University of Maryland Baltimore County) are using PDB structures to expand the Geis Digital Archive and to perform a survey of small chemical components in the archive.

Another team consisting of Rutgers undergraduates Maria Dominguez, Jennifer Jiang, Krupa Shah, and UMDNJ medical student Zaeem Billah are developing educational materials, including resources related to PDB-101’s Health Focus on diabetes.  

Through SDSC’s Research Experience for High School Students, Michael Wang (La Jolla HS), David Mao, (Westview HS), Varkey Alumootil (Canyon Crest Academy) and Emilia Copic (Canyon Crest Academy) are working this summer with on projects related to fast 3D structural comparisons. In addition, undergraduate Marina Cheng (Smith College) will focus on clustering sequences using Big Data technology.

Additionally, RCSB PDB members will be participating in several events at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and American Crystallographic Association (ACA) meetings in July.

We look forward to a very eventful productive summer!


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