Learning Structural Biology in Virtual Reality
The latest Education Corner describes Learning in Virtual Reality: Revolutionizing education with Autodesk's Molecule Viewer. This viewer is a free, online 3D visualization tool for modern scientists and learners to explore, share, and present molecular data. It was recently used to curate an present a structural biology symposium on the retinal protein world.
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The spring RCSB PDB Newsletter also includes the report of the Global Life Sciences Data Resources (GLSDR) Working Group, plans for updating all PDBx/mmCIF model files to the V5 version of the PDBx/mmCIF dictionary, and open Postdoctoral Fellow positions at RCSB PDB at UCSD. Recent PDB-101 highlights are presented, including a 2017 NSF/Popular Science Vizzie Award, 2016 FASEB BioArt Award, and recognition by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News as Best of the Web.