An unprecedented number of scientific efforts are taking place worldwide
in order to help combat the new coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19). One of
the biggest challenges in this fast-moving situation is to share data
and findings in a coordinated way, in order to understand the disease
and to develop treatments and vaccines.

To support research efforts to understand more about the 2019-nCoV virus
and the structures of its proteins, we have created dedicated PDBe-KB
pages to highlight important structural features of released PDB
entries. These pages highlight the ligand binding sites and residues
involved in protein-protein interactions, to help researchers easily
identify common features from all the available structure data.

Over the coming weeks we will further expand the functionality of these
pages, in order to make more relevant structural biology data available
for researchers. We would also appreciate your feedback so that we can
learn what is most useful for users and how we can implement more functionality.

To view the PDBe-KB COVID-19 Data Portal, please visit

In addition to these pages, EMBL-EBI has set up the COVID-19 Portal
(, which will bring together all relevant
datasets submitted to EMBL-EBI and other major centres for biomedical
data. The aim is to facilitate data sharing and analysis, and to
accelerate coronavirus research.

Kinds regards


John Berrisford
+44 1223 492529
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) European Molecular Biology
Laboratory Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Hinxton Cambridge CB10 1SD UK