We are delighted to announce the launch of the newly redesigned Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics Consortium (MPSDC) website. This new website is intended to be a gateway to the Consortium’s research and publications as before, but also a means for us to reach out to and engage with the scientific community and the public at large. We have also made a number of tweaks that we hope will improve the user’s browsing experience.
We invite you to take a look at the following new or refurbished sections and pages:
- The new Homepage, which presents all of the latest updates from the MPSDC and is intended to be a guide to the website at large.
- A Mission Statement, providing a succinct and current overview of the Consortium’s goals and ambitions.
- A page dedicated to our new initiative aimed at maximizing the reach and investment of the MPSDC through direct or indirect interactions with the scientific community at large: Associate Members. To find out more about associate members and a current list of AMs, please visit this page.
- The Community section is entirely new, and much of the effort in giving our research a broader purview and significance can be found here. We provide external links to related scientific initiatives, and access to various educational resources that we’ve created. Importantly, we offer Consortium affiliates the opportunity and forum to reflect on their research, as well as the field at large. Finally, we’ve created a subsection that will allow Consortium affiliates to write their own guide to the field, under the heading Ideas and Concepts. There is much more to come within this section so stay tuned.
In addition, we have incorporated a new logo for the Consortium, which was designed by David Medovoy from the Roux and Perozo labs. David’s logo was selected as the winner of the Logo design content, and has graciously tweaked his original design to fit the theme of the website. Congratulations, David!
We’ve made many other changes and additions throughout, and there is still more to come. Overall, we hope that these changes will provide an enhanced perspective of the Consortium’s collaborative activities and augment our communications with the scientific community. We would love to hear from you and welcome any suggestions, corrections, comments, or compliments. Let us know what you think by sending us an e-mail or in the comments section below!