Construct a database of intermolecular contacts that occur in protein crystals, with a view to understanding crystallization and hence improving the chances of obtaining crystals from "uncrystallizable" proteins.
A better understanding of biological macromolecular interactions can lead to an improvement the crystallisation success rate by providing an insight into the functional groups involved in the interactions:
Construct a database derived from the pdb listing the intermolecular contacts for every protein. This will involve writing code to automatically extract this information. Thought will have to be given to presenting the data to a user of the database – this may entail writing software to interface the database as well.