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Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Adopts Protein Data Bank


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--Responsibility for the Protein Data Bank formally shifted from Brookhaven National Laboratory to the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics on July 1, three months ahead of schedule, according to Rutgers University, one of the collaboratory members. The databank is a nonprofit international archive for biomolecular structures used in pharmaceutical and medical research. Helen Berman, a professor of chemistry at Rutgers and principal investigator for the project, is leading the Laboratory, which also includes researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md. Participants are using their knowledge of high-performance computing, bioinformatics, and structural biology to fully integrate and upgrade all aspects of the database.

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