Build 3D Paper Models of Biomolecules


PDB-101 packages together resources that promote exploration in the world of proteins and nucleic acids for teachers, students, and the general public.

A collection of Paper Models are available to to build 3D models of DNA, transfer RNA (tRNA), dengue virus, green fluorescent protein (GFP), and the HIV capsid. Supporting materials are available, including a new video demonstrating how to create a model of tRNA.

Building a Paper Model of tRNA

Other educational materials at PDB-101 include the Molecule of the Month series, posters, animations, curriculum, and more.

PDB-101 also hosts resources to help students participate in the RCSB PDB's Video Challenge. High school students are challenged to tell a story of defeating, combating, and controlling the HIV pandemic at the molecular level using structures from the PDB.

An esteemed panel of judges will review the videos and make three awards: Judge's Choice, Viewer's Choice, and Service to the Community. Submission deadline is May 31, 2015.

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