I had a great time over Halloween at PDB40 at Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory, celebrating 40 years of protein structure. I especially like the talks from older structural biologist about the history of structural biology. It’s amazing to see the difficulties the early structural biologists overcame to solve and analyze proteins, as well as how far we’ve come since Kendrew solved the first protein structure in 1958. Still, I feel a little sad that I missed the days when proteins were solved like this:
and diagrams of proteins were works of art:
I presented an updated poster with my work on Fold-space [PDF, 3.3MB].