Upcoming Meeting: PDB Symposium at ACS


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On Sunday, August 22 at 1:30 p.m.,  The PDB and Chemistry symposium will be held as part of the American Chemical Society's Fall National Meeting (Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 157C).

Symposium presenters will explore all aspects of the chemical components found in the PDB  archive:

  • wwPDB: An organization that provides macromolecular structural data to the global community (Helen M. Berman, RCSB PDB)
  • The wwPDB Common Annotation and Deposition Tool project (Martha Quesada, RCSB PDB)
  • Small molecule resources and search tools at the PDB (John Westbrook and Dimitris Dimitropoulos, RCSB PDB)
  • Remediation of PDB entries containing molecules with antibiotic and inhibitory pharmacological properties (Kim Henrick, PDBe)
  • The synergies of the PDB and the CSD (Tjelvar S.G. Olsson, CCDC)
  • Iridium: prepping PDB data for use in computation chemistry software development (Greg Warren, OpenEye)
  • Challenges in positioning, validation, annotation and visualization of chemical compounds bound to proteins (Ruben Abagyan, UCSD)

A presentation on Using molecular structures from the PDB for a visual and exploratory learning experience in biochemistry will be part of the Advances in Teaching afternoon session on Tuesday, August 24 from 1:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. in the Seaport Hotel Ballroom A.

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