Outreach and Education

Download the 2018 Annual Report (PDF) for an overview of recent Deposition/Biocuration, Archive Management/Access, Data Exploration, and Outreach/Education activities.

This review highlights many RCSB PDB accomplishments, including a look at the global impact of the resource.

These bulletins provide a yearly snapshot of RCSB PDB activities and the state of the PDB archive. If you would like a printed copy, please send your postal address to info@rcsb.org.

The sixth edition of the Video Challenge for High School Students shows how high school students are excellent science communicators. Submitted videos demonstrate tremendous creativity, and used many storytelling approaches to communicate the Mechanisms of Bacterial Resistance to Aminoglycoside Antibiotics. All submitted videos can be seen online.

Our panel of expert judges (Disan Davis (RockEDU Science Outreach, The Rockefeller University), Ella Marushchenko (Ella Maru Studio, Inc.), and Andrew G. McArthur (McMaster University, and the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database (CARD)) scored the videos based on Quality of Storytelling (20%), Quality of Science Communication (30%), Quality of Public Health Message (10%), Originality and Creativity (20%), Quality of Production (10%), and Proper Accreditation (10%). The Viewer's Choice Award was selected by an online poll.

Many thanks to the expert judges, students, teachers, parents, and voters who made this exciting competition happen!

Congratulations to the 2019 Prize Winners

Judges' Award First Place

The Criminal Case of the Aminoglycoside Misuser

By Brean Bognot and Cayla Tolentino of Mira Mesa High School, San Diego, CA
Team Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Yoneda

Judges' Award Second Place

The New Arms Race: Aminoglycoside Antibiotics

By Anvi Surapaneni and Vivian Hir of The Quarry Lane School, Dublin, CA
Team Advisor: Mrs. Alina Hamm

Judges' Award Third Place

The Three Little Bacteria and the Big Bad Tobramycin

By Carlos Hernandez, Jeff Huang, and Shamir Sheikh of Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
Team Advisor: Mr. Gilbert Papagayo

Viewers' Choice Award

Mechanisms of Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Resistance

By Charumathi Badrinath of Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY
Team Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Doran

Antibiotics allow us to fight infections by pathogenic bacteria. They attack essential molecular machines in bacteria, stopping or slowing their action, ultimately slowing growth or killing the cell.

Download a new flyer that illustrates some classes of antibiotics and their target protein/molecule organized by the biochemical pathway they interrupt.

In 1962, Max Ferdinand Perutz and John Cowdery Kendrew received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for their studies of the structures of globular proteins."

HemoHole is a game where hemoglobin has holes where the heme bean-bags can be tossed through. It was created at Rutgers by Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine graduate students Kristin Blacklock, Elliott Dolan, Will Hansen, Nancy Hernandez, and Dmitri Zorine.

Visit PDB-101 to download the SVG files used to create HemoHole and to learn more about hemoglobin, myoglobin, PDB Pioneers, and Structural Biology and Nobel Prizes.

The hemoglobin image was broken into two SVG files and laser cut/etched.

HemoHole is a game where hemoglobin has holes where the heme bean-bags can be tossed through.