We are seeking to build a developer community around the Molecular Biology Toolkit. Unfortunately, I have no experience with this. Does anyone have suggestions (i.e., mailing lists, forums)? Does anyone have opinions on the need for such a community? Description: The Molecular Biology Toolkit (http://mbt.sdsc.edu <http://mbt.sdsc.edu/> )* is a powerful Java toolkit for creating applications which utilize structural protein data. It offers clean data structures and (optional) visualization using the latest graphics technologies. Success: It is used as a basis for three visualization tools (more on the way) developed by the San Diego Supercomputer Center for use on the RCSB PDB (www.pdb.org <http://www.pdb.org/> ) and Immune Epitope Database (www.immuneepitope.org <http://www.immuneepitope.org/> ), as well as internally by the PDB website. The viewers include: - ProteinWorkshop (www.pdb.org): intended as a tool for creating publication quality images of proteins - EpitopeViewer (www.immuneepitope.org <http://www.immuneepitope.org/> ): allows the viewing of receptor-antigen structures, incorporating data from the Immune Epitope Database - Ligand Explorer (www.pdb.org <http://www.pdb.org/> ): allows the viewing of Current status: - Since the visualization component is new, we are currently integrating new representations. Currently, we are working on adding water-accessible surface rendering, and we expect it to be finished within the next four to five months. License: >From the MBT website, "Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute any part of the Molecular Biology Toolkit (MBT) for educational, research and non-profit purposes, without fee, and without a written agreement, " provided they display the copyright. Commercial users would need to contact the University of California. * The version of the MBT on the web site is old, and we can provide a newer version to those interested. An official 2.0 release of the MBT, with an incredible number of improvements will be available soon.