Collage of PDB50 meeting speakers

image: 50 Years of PDB


The inaugural PDB50 event was held virtually in May 2021.

Speakers

Eddy Arnold

Eddy Arnold

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Using HIV-1 reverse transcriptase structures to guide anti-AIDS drug discovery
Helen M. Berman

Helen M. Berman

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • University of Southern California
  • The evolution of the Protein Data Bank as a community resource
Thomas L. Blundell

Thomas L. Blundell

  • University of Cambridge
  • A personal history of five decades of structural biology and the PDB: From the X-ray structure of 2-Zinc
    insulin hexamer in 1970 to Cryo-EM structures of DNA-PK from DNA repair in 2020
Alexandre M. J. J. Bonvin

Alexandre M. J. J. Bonvin

  • Utrecht University
  • Solving 3D puzzles by integrative modelling using PDB structures
Stephen K. Burley

Stephen K. Burley

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Impact of structural biologists and fifty years of Protein Data Bank operations on drug discovery and development
Wah Chiu

Wah Chiu

  • Stanford University
  • Cryo-EM of biomolecules at Ångström resolutions
Johann Deisenhofer

Johann Deisenhofer

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • 50 years of PDB — from crazy idea to treasure
Juli Feigon

Juli Feigon

  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Structural biology of telomerase
Angela M. Gronenborn

Angela M. Gronenborn

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Integrated BioNMR — getting by with a little help from my friends
Jennifer L. Martin

Jennifer L. Martin

  • University of Wollongong
  • Science, crystallography, reflections: A journey with the PDB over 35 years
Stephen L. Mayo

Stephen L. Mayo

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Antibody small molecule conjugates with computationally designed target binding synergy
Zihe Rao

Zihe Rao

  • ShanghaiTech University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Structural insight into SARS-CoV-2 replication and transcription complex (RTC)
Hao Wu

Hao Wu

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • "Speck"tacular inflammasomes: structures of supramolecular complexes in innate immunity

Poster Presentations

~275 posters were presented during the meeting

Abstracts: Tuesday May 4 (PDF) | Wednesday May 5 (PDF)

wwPDB Posters: The Life and Times of the PDB Format - Looking Towards the Future with mmCIF (PDF)

Trends in macromolecular structure data across 50 years of the PDB (PDF)


Poster Prizes

Best in High School:
Nicholas Mamisashvili

Nicholas Mamisashvili

  • Shelter Island High School
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation of 6PEY.pdb a Novel Mutation in the Enzyme Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase
Best in Undergraduate:
Ijeoma Okoye

Ijeoma Okoye

  • Vassar College
  • X-ray and Antioxidant Determination of Butein and 2’,4’-dihydroxy-3,4-dimethoxychalcone to
    Examine their Antimalarial Activity by Binding to Falcipain-2
Best in Graduate:
Daniel Sultanov

Daniel Sultanov

  • New York University
  • Mining for functional ribosomal variants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Best in Postdoctoral Scholars:
Seda Kocaman

Seda Kocaman

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Different ATP binding states of the essential AAA (ATPases Associated with various Activities)-ATPase
    Rix7 facilitate substrate translocation in ribosome biogenesis

Acknowledgements

PDB50 was organized by members of the wwPDB Foundation:

The organizers thank these sponsors for their generous support of PDB50: