Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) February 01, 2012
Join the upcoming free webinar on how to use the RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB) (http://www.rcsb.org), a free web based resource for studying biological macromolecules. The webinar will be conducted by OpenHelix, the provider of training on 100s of free, publicly accessible bioinformatics and genomics resources.
RCSB PDB, created by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB), provides a variety of tools and resources to use to study biological macromolecules. The RCSB PDB provides access to the PDB archive, the single worldwide repository of experimentally-determined 3D biological structures of proteins, nucleic acids and complex assemblies. As a member of the Worldwide PDB, RCSB PDB curates and annotates PDB data, and presents basic and advanced search, display and visualization methods to access these data.
In the webinar, you’ll learn how to use the features and functions needed to start using the RCSB PDB effectively, including:
- how to search for structures and related information using a variety of strategies
- to understand the results and structure summary pages and link to additional information
- how to visualize and manipulate the structures
- to customize your results by using the many formatting options
The webinar will held Wednesday, February 15th, 11:00 PT/2:00 ET/18:00 UTC/GMT,
Register at http://www.openhelix.com/cgi/webinars.cgi.
What: “Introduction to RCSB Protein Data Bank” presented by OpenHelix, LLC.
When: February 15th at 11:00-12:15 PT/2:00-3:15 ET/18:00-19:15 UTC/GMT
Who: Anyone interested in learning how to use the RCSB Protein Data Bank. Knowledge of genomic/biological concepts assumed. No programming skills required.
Cost: No cost.
Contact Information: Register at http://www.openhelix.com/cgi/webinars.cgi. You will receive an email with the URL for the webinar.
About the RCSB PDB
The RCSB Protein Data Bank (http://www.rcsb.org), administered by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB), supports scientific research and education worldwide by providing an essential resource of information about biomolecular structures. These molecules of life are found in all organisms, from bacteria and plants to animals and humans.
The RCSB PDB member institutions jointly manage the project: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. It is a member of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank organization.
OpenHelix, LLC, (http://www.openhelix.com) provides a bioinformatics and genomics search and training portal, giving researchers one place to find and learn how to use resources and databases on the web. The OpenHelix Search portal searches hundreds of resources, tutorial suites and other material to direct researchers to the most relevant resources and OpenHelix training materials for their needs. Researchers and institutions can save time, budget and staff resources by leveraging a subscription to nearly 100 online tutorial suites available through the portal. More efficient use of the most relevant resources means quicker and more effective research.