Exploring 3D Molecular Structures with NCBI Tools
This workshop concluded on April 5, 2022. Workshop materials are available here.
The amount of biomolecular structure data produced by researchers is growing rapidly and helping push scientific discovery. Knowledge of biomolecular structure helps scientists understand how the structure works and this knowledge can be used to influence function, predict binding partners, and understand biological pathways. As such, researchers in life sciences can benefit from an increased understanding of biomolecular structure and resources that build upon structural data, which is the focus of this workshop.
In this online, interactive workshop we will cover:
- The origin and organization of 3D structural data
- Where to find information on motifs, domains, and structural neighbors
- How to analyze 3D structure and highlight important features like active site residues, point mutations, and binding partners
- How to save and share visualization files
Please note, this workshop is designed for life scientists with a limited background in structural biology, so we will not be performing structure prediction, molecular docking, or molecular dynamics simulations.