In addition to providing much-valued support to meetings that provide the wwPDB guidance, such as the Advisory Committee and the Ligand Validation Workshop, the wwPDB Foundation organizes events and activities:
The inaugural event sponsored by the wwPDB Foundation was the a unique meeting was held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the PDB in 2011. PDB40's distinguished speakers described structural biology's past as well as current research in related fields. Close to 100 posters were presented. Travel awards were made for 35 early career scientists from around the world.
Members of the PDB, past and present, in attendance at PDB40 (Photo by Constance Brukin)