Data about proteins has a home in the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Structural data for over 180,000 proteins. Now, with AlphaFold from DeepMind Technologies, an Alphabet company, there's an EBI-AlphaFold database for structures generated computationally. What does this mean for the Protein Data Bank? And how does the PDB relate to AlphaFold? What's next? Helen Berman, co-founder of the PDB and co-architect of its next chapter shares her thoughts about the future, the past.
Protein structure prediction is hard, but AlphaFold, 'an AI' has tackled this big problem. Janet Thornton from the European Bioinformatics Institute and David Jones of University College London look forward, backward and all around on this subject.