Goodsell D.S.,RCSB Protein Data Bank |
Goodsell D.S.,Scripps Research Institute |
Dutta S.,RCSB Protein Data Bank |
Dutta S.,Rutgers University |
And 9 more authors.
PLoS Biology | Year: 2015
The Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) Molecule of the Month series provides a curated introduction to the 3-D biomolecular structures available in the Protein Data Bank archive and the tools that are available at the RCSB website for accessing and exploring them. A variety of educational materials, such as articles, videos, posters, hands-on activities, lesson plans, and curricula, build on this series for use in a variety of educational settings as a general introduction to key topics, such as enzyme action, protein synthesis, and viruses. The series and associated educational materials are freely available at www.rcsb.org. © 2015 Goodsell et al. Source
David Goodsell, an artist and Scripps Research Institute professor of molecular biology, won the 2016 Wellcome Image Awards for his hand-painted watercolor depiction of the Ebola virus. Goodsell says that sometimes computer models fail to tell us what we want to know about complex structures. In this video he describes the problem and how he chose to paint the biological world the way he paints it. He is now illustrating molecules for the RCSB Protein Data Bank.