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RSC CICAG Open Source Tools workshop, PDB


Registration for the November RSC CICAG workshops is open (#OpenChem21)

Given that it is the 50th anniversary of the PDB archive it is appropriate that the two final workshops for 2021 are describing this absolutely invaluable resource.

Protein Data Bank Workshop (16 November 2021 15.00 – 17.00 GMT)

The Protein Data Bank archives information about the 3D shapes of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies that help students and researchers understand all aspects of biomedicine and agriculture, from protein synthesis to health and disease. Open access PDB data are used by hundreds of data resources and millions of users exploring fundamental biology, energy, and biomedicine. The PDB is a vast resource and this workshop will be invaluable to anyone seeking to get full value from the PDB.

Mol* Workshop (18 November 2021 15.00 – 17.00 GMT)

Mol* is a modern web-based open-source toolkit for visualisation and analysis of large-scale molecular data. More information can be found here: High-performance graphics and data handling of the Mol* Viewer allow users to simultaneously visualise up to hundreds of (superimposed) protein structures, play molecular dynamics trajectories, render cell-level models at atomic detail with tens of millions of atoms, or display huge models obtained by I/HM such as the Nuclear Pore Complex.

David Sehnal, Sebastian Bittrich, Mandar Deshpande, Radka Svobodová, Karel Berka, Václav Bazgier, Sameer Velankar, Stephen K Burley, Jaroslav Koča, Alexander S Rose: Mol* Viewer: modern web app for 3D visualization and analysis of large biomolecular structures, Nucleic Acids Research, 2021; DOI.

If you want to learn more about the history of the PDB there is a video here.

These workshops are sponsored by Liverpool ChiroChem

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