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Join the RCSB PDB in virtual crash courses in October to learn how to Leverage RCSB PDB APIs for Bioinformatics Analyses and Machine Learning. This virtual course consists of 2 parts.

Part 1 will introduce the Data and Search APIs in a lecture format. Part 2 will offer hands-on exercises.

Who Should Attend

  • Bioinformatics or structural biology researchers
  • Researchers that need to cross- reference PDB and data from other resources
  • Anyone interested in large scale analyses of structural data (experimental or computational)

Registration is required for the Zoom meeting information, but attendance is at no charge. Visit RCSB PDB for details and registration.

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Learn how to navigate the RCSB PDB website to visualize each 3D structure and explore various annotations; compare the shapes, interactions and functions of groups of PDB structures with similar sequences and/or similar structures; and use RCSB PDB data, tools and resources to enhance classroom instructions and build lessons for teaching about enzymes.

Who Should Attend:

  • Faculty members who teach biochemistry courses that involve structure-function relationships at all levels.
  • Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are interested in teaching and science communication.
Visit ASBMB for details and registration.
Snapshot: October 1, 2023
210,180 Released atomic coordinate entries
Molecule Type
182,176 Proteins, peptides, and viruses
4,319 Nucleic acids
12,170 Protein/nucleic acid complexes
11,288 Protein/Oligosaccharide
22 Oligosaccharide (only)
205 Other
Experimental Technique
178,569 X-ray
14,093 NMR
17,178 Electron Microscopy
226 Multi Method
77 Neutron Diffraction
37 Other

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