OpenHelix partners with Protein Data Bank

OpenHelix to provide training and outreach programs for PDB's resources

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BELLEVUE, Wash.—OpenHelix has partnered with theResearch Collaboratory for Structural Biology's Protein Data Bank (PDB) toprovide training and outreach programs for the PDB's resources, which supportscientific research and education about biomolecular structures.  
More specifically, the PDB bioinformatics resourceprovides tools and resources for studying macromolecules, and it serves as arepository for three-dimensional biological structures of proteins, nucleicacids and complex assemblies. In addition, PDB curates and annotates proteindata, and it presents search, display and visualization methods to access thatdata.
The new training tools developed with OpenHelixinclude an online narrated tutorial that demonstrates basic and advancedsearches and how to generate reports, different options for exploringindividual structures, and other resources and tools. The partnership also hasdeveloped an hour-long tutorial, training materials including a slide display,and related exercises.
PDB Director Helen Berman said in a statement thatthe resource materials "can introduce new users to the RCSB PDB and serve as aquick reference for our experts."
The PDB resource is managed by member institutionsincluding Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; the San DiegoSupercomputer Center; and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and PharmaceuticalSciences at the University of California, San Diego.

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