Past Symposia and Outreach

2021: PDB50 Celebrations

In 1971, the structural biology community established the single worldwide archive for macromolecular structure data–the Protein Data Bank (PDB). From its inception, the PDB has embraced a culture of open access, leading to its widespread use by the research community. PDB data are used by hundreds of data resources and millions of users exploring fundamental biology, energy, and biomedicine.

In 2021, wwPDB celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the PDB with symposia, materials, and more. image: 50 Years of PDB

2016: OneDep Poster

11" x 17", PDF

2016: Human Frontier Science Program

Life sciences data resources and the future

Protein Data Bank (PDB) Archive and the wwPDB Partnership

2016: SciDataCon

September 11-13, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Read more.

2015: Integrative Structural Biology with Hybrid Methods

October 3, 2015 in Osaka, Japan. Read more.

2014: International Year of Crystallography

A downloadable calendar and related images were created to celebrate IYCr. Read more.

2013: A Celebration of Open Access in Structural Biology

A special public symposium was held on September 26, 2013 in New Jersey. Read more.

Special Symposium on PDB: Basis for Life Science and Drug Development

A special public symposium was held on October 13, 2012 in Osaka, Japan. Read more.


On October 28-30, 2011, a unique meeting was held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the PDB. Read more.

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