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Protein Data Bank Receives $29M NSF Grant

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - The Protein Data Bank has received a $29 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the NSF said yesterday.

 

The five-year grant, which began Jan.1., will help to establish a worldwide PDB, a project announced last month that will also involve the Institute for Protein Research at Osaka University in Japan and the European Bioinformatics Institute in the UK.

 

The PDB will continue to be managed by Rutgers University, the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego, and the University of Maryland/National Institute of Standards and Technology.

 

NSF has supported the PDB, which holds the three-dimensional structures of almost 24,000 proteins and other macromolecules, since 1975.

 

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