An understanding protein structure is vital for the elucidation of its function. Information gleaned from the three dimensional structures of proteins is used to understand the biochemical and functional roles of such molecules in life and for the design and discovery of drug molecules for a variety of diseases and illnesses such as cancer, influenza and tuberculosis.
The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is the central publicly accessible repository of all experimentally derived macromolecular structures. Containing over 80,000 structures of proteins and nucleic acids the PDB is an essential scientific resource.
The PDB is managed by a consortium of international organizations collectively known as the worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB). The†Protein†Data†Bank in†Europe (PDBe) is one of the founding members of the†wwPDB†along with the†RCSB Protein Data Bank†in the USA and†Protein Data Bank Japan(PDBj)†in Japan.
In addition to serving as a deposition site for data deposited to the†PDB, the†PDBe†also provides services for the search and analysis of the collective wealth of data contained within the†PDB.
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The course will be conducted in:
Room G12-13, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge,
Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3EH
Some helpful information on how to get here can be found in the Genetics Department's web pages.
The Department of Genetics has wheelchair access to the main entrance. G12-13 is on the ground floor where there are toilets suitable for wheelchair users. It is possible to use most of our workstations in a wheelchair, but if you would like to reserve a workstation (at the back of the class) which has more room for easy manoevour, or you have any other queries or particular requirements, please ask.
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