Protein Data Bank Benefits Global Health, Science, Economy
Rutgers Today recently looked at how PDB has transformed biology and medicine by impacting research, education and drug discovery.
The globally unique PDB – the first open-access, digital data resource in biology – is managed by the Worldwide Protein Data Bank partnership between data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. U.S. operations are led by Rutgers and the University of California, San Diego-San Diego Supercomputer Center. Funding comes from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Energy. The data bank has a long history with Rutgers. Helen M. Berman, Board of Governors distinguished professor emerita of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers–New Brunswick, co-founded the data bank in 1971 and brought it to Rutgers in 1998. She continues to provide support in her role as director emerita.