Sunday 22 August 2021 – Thursday 26 August 2021

ACS 2021 Fall Symposium - Resilience in Chemistry

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CCDC is excited to collaborate on a range of different activities throughout the meeting, including co-organising and presenting at the PDB50 symposium in the CINF division.

Development of online resources for structural chemistry education from higher education to science festivals

Yinka Olatunji-Ojo, Speaker (CCDC User Support Scientist)

Division: Chemical Education

Session: Engaging Students in Physical Chemistry

Date: Aug. 25 

Time: 2:45 - 3:05 PM ET

This talk will discuss the CCDC's online educational resources, specifically highlighting the CCDC's Database of Educational Crystallographic Online Resources (DECOR) and virtual workshops. DECOR is a forum where crystallographic educators worldwide can share resources for teaching crystallography. It's for anyone who wishes to teach a course in crystallography or pursue an informal education in the art of crystal structure determination.

FAIR crystallographic data and services: Bridging academia and industry

Ian Bruno, Speaker (CCDC Director of Data Initiatives)

Date: Aug. 23

time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM ET

This presentation will describe how the CCDC supports and enables the FAIR publication of crystal structure data for the benefit of user communities across sectors. It will also share insights from a collaborative project involving the CCDC and Curlew Research that is probing how a data organisation can best support FAIR strategies for data-driven research in industry.

Understanding Enzyme Function in 3D: Celebrating 50 Years of the Protein Data Bank

Carmen Nitsche, Co-Chair (General Manager, CCDC Inc.)

Date: Aug. 25 

Time: 2:00 - 9:00 PM ET

In this symposium, we will examine the impact of structural biologists and the Protein Data Bank (PDB) on our understanding of enzyme function in three dimensions.

Vive la difference! The synergies and differences between the Protein Data Bank and the Cambridge Structural Database

Jason Cole, Speaker (CCDC Senior Research Fellow)

Date: Aug. 25 

Time: 3:45 - 4:00 PM ET

The Protein DataBank is 50 years young and goes from strength to strength alongside two other crystallographic databases that were founded around the same time: the Cambridge Structural Database and the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database. This talk will explore how CSD data can help validate ligands bound to enzymes, how knowledge derived from the CSD can provide insights into enzyme binding sites (and vice versa) and how comparing small molecule structures from the PDB and the CSD can offer insights into enzyme structure and function


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