A very broad and active community of structural bioinformaticians exists across Europe. The structural Bioinformatics Community (3D-BioInfo) was officially created in May 2019. Our mission will be to better integrate protein structure-based data and tools across Europe, and to improve standardisation through better ontologies for the data and agreed benchmarking of methods. We will also strengthen the ties with the structural biology research communities in Europe and undertake dedicated educational, training and outreach efforts.
This project will focus on four main topics:
1. Infrastructure for FAIR structural and functional annotations
2. Standards and workflows for annotating and characterising biologically meaningful 3D structures of macromolecular assemblies
3. Biomacromolecule-ligand interactions
4. Tools to build and analyze Nucleic Acid structures: interoperability and FAIR data