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RCSB Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB) enables breakthroughs in science and education by providing access and tools for exploration, visualization, and analysis of:

Experimentally-determined 3D structures from the Protein Data Bank (PDB) archive

Computed Structure Models (CSM) from AlphaFold DB and ModelArchive

These data can be explored in context of external annotations providing a structural view of biology.


July Molecule of the Month

RCSB PDB Molecule of the Month
Ribosome Diversity

Features & Highlights

Meet the RCSB PDB at ISMB

Meet the RCSB PDB at ISMB

Join us for posters and presentations at the Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology. Interested in joining our team? Talk to us to learn more.

Register for the July 9 Virtual Office Hour on APIs

Register for the July 9 Virtual Office Hour on APIs

Interested in learning how to search for certain structures programmatically? Join us for a virtual Office Hour. Bring you questions about RCSB PDB APIs.

Register Now for Webinar on Teaching Enzymology

Register Now for Webinar on Teaching Enzymology

Join us for Teaching enzymology with the Protein Data Bank: from pandemic to Paxlovid on July 30.

Register Now for Crash Course: Python Scripting for Molecular Docking

Register Now for Crash Course: Python Scripting for Molecular Docking

This free virtual course will introduce life scientists to the power and flexibility of Python Scripting for Molecular Docking on July 18, 2024

Register for the July 9 Virtual Office Hour on APIs

Register for the July 9 Virtual Office Hour on APIs

Interested in learning how to search for certain structures programmatically? Join us for a virtual Office Hour. Bring you questions about RCSB PDB APIs.

Register for June 13 Virtual Office Hour: Generating DSN6 and MTZ Files

Register for June 13 Virtual Office Hour: Generating DSN6 and MTZ Files

DSN6 formatted map files will not be offered after June 28, 2024. MTZ files available from EDMAPS.rcsb.org will be discontinued in the Fall. Join us for a Virtual Office Hour to learn more about this transition, and how you can generate the data you need.

Notice: NGL Viewer Deprecation

Notice: NGL Viewer Deprecation

As of June 28, 2024, the NGL molecular viewer will be removed from RCSB.org. Users are encouraged to use Mol* for 3D visualization.

Switch from MMTF to BCIF

Switch from MMTF to BCIF

As of July 2, 2024, RCSB PDB will no longer serve PDB data in the MMTF compression format. Users should switch to BCIF.

Announcement: EDMAPS.rcsb.org Shutdown

Announcement: EDMAPS.rcsb.org Shutdown

DSN6 formatted map files will not be offered after June 28, 2024. MTZ files available from EDMAPS.rcsb.org will be discontinued in the Fall. Join us for a Virtual Office Hour to learn more about this transition.

Register Now for a Webinar on Understanding PDB Validation: Which experimental structures should I rely on?

Register Now for a Webinar on Understanding PDB Validation: Which experimental structures should I rely on?

Join us on May 14 to learn about primary PDB structure quality metrics, including those in the validation slider graphic; how PDB structure quality varies across the archive; and identify good structure(s) for research from RCSB.org


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  • Paper Published: RCSB PDB supporting research and education worldwide

    Paper Published: RCSB PDB supporting research and education worldwide

    This article in IUCrJ is part of a collection of articles from the IUCr 2023 Congress in Melbourne, Australia, and commemorates the 75th anniversary of the IUCr. It describes presentations made at the meeting in August 2023.
    » 07/16/2024

  • Summer Newsletter Published

    Summer Newsletter Published

    Highlights Training Opportunities; Biocurator Milestone of >10,000 Depositions Processed; Building Protein Domain Paper Models; and more. In the Education Corner, learn about Cell signaling through Rube Goldberg Machines
    » 07/08/2024

  • Meet the RCSB PDB at ACA

    Meet the RCSB PDB at ACA

    Join us for posters, presentations, and more at the annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (July 7-12), with many RCSB PDB events to choose from on Monday July 8
    » 07/01/2024

  • Postdocs: Join our Development Team in San Diego

    Postdocs: Join our Development Team in San Diego

    RCSB PDB is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to help improve the findability of PDB data by building the next generation search engine for structural molecular biology. Meet with the RCSB PDB team at ISMB to learn more.
    » 06/30/2024

  • Switch from MMTF to BCIF

    Switch from MMTF to BCIF

    As of July 2, 2024, RCSB PDB will no longer serve PDB data in the MMTF compression format. Users should switch to BCIF.
    » 06/30/2024

  • Notice: NGL Viewer Deprecation

    Notice: NGL Viewer Deprecation

    As of June 28, 2024, the NGL molecular viewer will be removed from RCSB.org. Users are encouraged to use Mol* for 3D visualization.
    » 06/27/2024

  • Paper Published: Cryo-EM Ligand Modeling Challenge

    Paper Published: Cryo-EM Ligand Modeling Challenge

    Results of the 2021 Challenge and recommendations for best practices for assessing cryo-EM structures of liganded macromolecules reported at near-atomic resolution have been published in Nature Methods
    » 06/25/2024

  • Announcing the New PDBx/mmCIF User Guide

    Announcing the New PDBx/mmCIF User Guide

    A new User Guide provides explanations and examples of essential PDBx/mmCIF file format records. Feedback is welcome via a brief survey.
    » 06/18/2024

  • Paper Published on NextGen Archive

    Paper Published on NextGen Archive

    Read how the NextGen Archive provides centralized access to integrated annotations and enriched structural information
    » 06/16/2024

  • PDB-101 Focus: Peak Performance

    PDB-101 Focus: Peak Performance

    PDB-101 materials explore the structural biology of athletics and well-being, including the poster How Do Drugs Work?
    » 06/11/2024

Molecule of the Month

Ribosome Diversity

Ribosome Diversity

By comparing the structures of ribosomes from different organisms, we can explore the evolution of life.

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Quarterly News (see archive)

Summer 2024 Newsletter icon

Issue 102 - June 2024

New Training Opportunities; A Biocurator Milestone; Building 3D Paper Models of Protein Domains; and more.

Cell signaling through Rube Goldberg Machines by Dr. Fatahiya Kashif, Federal Medical College, Islamabad, Pakistan

Annual Reports

2023 Annual Report

Download the 2023 Annual Report (PDF) for an overview of recent activities, including RCSB PDB APIs and pairwise alignment tools.

Annual Report Archive