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Stephen Burley will take over as director of the RCSB Protein Data Bank effective July 2014.

Burley is a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers University and is the director of the institute's Center for Integrative Proteomics Research.

Previously, he was in charge of the PDB's outreach efforts as an associate director and also led PDB team at University of California, San Diego. Burley received his MD from Harvard Medical School and obtained a DPhil in molecular biophysics from Oxford University.

Burley is replacing Helen Berman, who has led the organization since 1998. She will now serve as associate director where and will be responsible for external partnerships and activities related to hybrid or integrative structure determination methods. She will also retain her leadership role in the Nucleic Acid Database, the Structural Biology Knowledgebase, and the EMDataBank.

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