Welcome

A Structural View of Biology

This resource is powered by the Protein Data Bank archive-information about the 3D shapes of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies that helps students and researchers understand all aspects of biomedicine and agriculture, from protein synthesis to health and disease.


August Molecule of the Month

RCSB PDB Molecule of the Month
Secretory Antibodies

Features & Highlights

Improved EM validation with Q-score

Improved EM validation with Q-score

Starting September 23rd, wwPDB validation of EM structures for which there is both a model and an EM volume will include the Q-score metric

New Position: Senior Front-end Web Developer

New Position: Senior Front-end Web Developer

Join RCSB PDB to design, develop, & deploy modern web and data applications & complex user interfaces. Help accelerate research and training in biology, medicine, & related disciplines.

Developers: Switch to Search API v2 Before July 13

Developers: Switch to Search API v2 Before July 13

Documentation about Search API v2 is available. V1 will not be supported after July 13, 2022.

PDB Data Distributions

PDB Data Distributions

Explore PDB holdings by experimental method and molecular type, along with numbers for structures with experimental and small molecule data

Subscribe to API News

Subscribe to API News

Stay up-to-date with web service developments and announcements from RCSB PDB

Postdocs and Scientific Software Developers

Postdocs and Scientific Software Developers

Join RCSB PDB to design, develop, & deploy modern web and data applications & complex user interfaces. Help accelerate research and training in biology, medicine, & related disciplines. Positions at Rutgers and SDSC/UCSD.

New Ways to Explore Similar Proteins

New Ways to Explore Similar Proteins

"Group" summary pages and search results simplify exploration of PDB structures with similar sequence identity/UniProt ID or were deposited as part of the same study

Distributing PDBx/mmCIF-Formatted Assembly Files

Distributing PDBx/mmCIF-Formatted Assembly Files

The PDB archive now distributes assembly files in PDBx/mmCIF format, allowing direct access and visualization of curated assemblies for all PDB entries.

Explore Ligand Quality

Explore Ligand Quality

A new publication describes the graphical summaries of quality assessments available at RCSB.org

Access Membrane Protein Annotations

Access Membrane Protein Annotations

New publication describes improved annotation, search and visualization of membrane proteins


See new feature archive
  • Molecular Landscapes: <I>E. coli</I>

    Molecular Landscapes: E. coli

    A detailed key is now available to help understand this cross-section through an Escherichia coli cell.
    » 08/23/2022

  • Chemical Sketch Tool

    Chemical Sketch Tool

    Build chemical drawings to search for small molecules in the PDB
    » 08/16/2022

  • Poster Prize Awarded at ACA

    Poster Prize Awarded at ACA

    Congratulations to Akua Donkor for Understanding the role of pyridoxal reductase in pyridoxal 5’-phosphate homeostasis
    » 08/09/2022

  • Congratulations to David S. Goodsell

    Congratulations to David S. Goodsell

    The Molecule of the Month creator will receive the I. Fankuchen Award at the American Crystallographic Association's annual meeting.
    » 08/01/2022

  • New Coloring Page

    New Coloring Page

    National Coloring Book Day is August 2. Celebrate by coloring Polysome, part of The Biologist Magazine's Big Biochemical Colouring-in Series at PDB-101
    » 07/31/2022

  • Meet the RCSB PDB at ACA

    Meet the RCSB PDB at ACA

    Join us for posters, presentations, and more at the annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (July 29-August 3). Interested in joining our team? Talk to us to learn more.
    » 07/26/2022

  • Poster Prize Awarded at ISMB

    Poster Prize Awarded at ISMB

    Congratulations to Nicola Bordin for AlphaFold2 reveals commonalities and novelties in protein structure space for 21 model organisms
    » 07/19/2022

  • Summer Newsletter Published

    Summer Newsletter Published

    Announcements for Developers; New Structure Annotations; Award-winning PDB-101 images; and more; Education Corner on Bound! A Protein-Drug Card Game
    » 07/12/2022

  • Meet the RCSB PDB at ISMB

    Meet the RCSB PDB at ISMB

    Join us for posters and presentations at the Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and 3DSIG: Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics. Interested in joining our team? Talk to us to learn more.
    » 07/10/2022

  • Congratulations to David S. Goodsell

    Congratulations to David S. Goodsell

    The Molecule of the Month creator will receive the Carl Brändén Award at The Protein Society's annual meeting.
    » 07/08/2022

Molecule of the Month

Secretory Antibodies

Secretory Antibodies

Secretory immunoglobulins are our most abundant antibodies, providing a first line of defense against pathogens.

Read More

Quarterly News (see archive)

April 2022 newslettery

Issue 93 - April 2022

Announcements for Developers; New Structure Annotations; Award-winning PDB-101 images; and more; Education Corner on Python Scripting for Biochemistry and Molecular BiologySpring 2022 Issue

Annual Reports

2021 Annual Report

Download the 2021 Annual Report (PDF) for an overview of recent RCSB PDB activities, publications, and a look back at celebrating 50 years of the PDB archive.

Annual Report Archive