MetalPDB is developed within the framework of the MetalWeb project, which aims at creating a comprehensive resource for the study of metals in biology.
The project is funded by the Ministero Italiano dell'Universita' e della Ricerca (MIUR) under contract RBFR08WGXT (FIRB "Futuro in Ricerca") and is carried on at CERM, University of Florence.
Claudia Andreini is the coordinator of the project. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences in 2006, and has expertise in the development of databases and bioinformatics tools to study metals in biological systems.
Valeria Putignano is a Ph.D. student graduated in Bioinformatics. Her research is focused on the development of MetalPDB and computational tools to study metalloproteins.
Enrico Morelli is the system administrator of CERM. He has a long-term experience in developing databases and web-based interfaces.
Antonio Rosato is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florence since 2002. He actively works on the implementation of bioinformatics methods on metalloproteins.