Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to a series of events we have organised around David Goodsell’s visit to Sydney, 28-30 May 2014. David S. Goodsell is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. You may know him as the author of Molecule of the Month at RCSB Protein Data Bank. (More information may be found at at: and also in a recent Finance Review: We are excited to have him here to talk about his work developing tools for predicting small molecule interactions, his watercolour paintings of proteins and cells in molecular detail, and the processes and challenges of working at a molecular and cellular scale.

The first event will be the most science-focused, free to all, and is held at the Garvan Institute: REGISTER:

David Goodsell: Computational Docking with AutoDock
Wednesday, 28 May, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (free)
NAB Auditorium, Garvan Institute, Darlinghurst

The two other events with David are part of the "Ideas" track at Vivid Sydney Festival. The tickets are selling fast, so book yours now:

David Goodsell: On Making Science Beautiful
Thursday, 29 May, 6:30 - 8:00 pm (tickets: $25 + BF) plus a mixer from 8:00 - 10:00 pm (free)
An evening event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, featuring David Goodsell, our three new biomedical animations, the finalists from the VizbiPlus Challenge, and an opportunity for audience members to give a 30 sec. lightning talk about their own projects bridging art and science. This event is geared towards the general public.

Unlocking the Protein Data Bank: A Masterclass with David Goodsell
Friday, 30 May at 8:30 - 11:00 am (tickets: $35 + BF) 
This is a hands-on workshop for people interested in producing visuals using the resources from PDB:


We hope to see you at one of these events!

Best regards,

Sean O'Donoghue, Kate Patterson, & Christian Stolte

Kate Patterson BVSc PhD RBI
Twitter: @katepatt
Phone: 0401755262