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Exploring 3D Molecular Structures with NCBI Tools

On April 5, 2022, the NCBI Education Team provided the workshop: Exploring 3D Molecular Structures with NCBI Tool. Training materials from this event are available on this page.

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.

Keyboard controls: Space bar - toggle play/pause; Right and Left Arrow - seek the video forwards and back; Up and Down Arrow - increase and decrease the volume; M key - toggle mute/unmute; F key - toggle fullscreen off and on.

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Last Reviewed: April 1, 2022