Prof Christine Orengo elected as member of EMBO

We are very pleased to announce that Prof Christine Orengo has been elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). EMBO is an organisation that promotes excellence across all aspects of the life sciences through courses, workshops, conferences and publications.

Prof. Orengo was one of 106 “outstanding researchers in the life sciences” that were elected to be EMBO members in 2014.

EMBO Director, Maria Leptin, spoke about the strategic decision to expand the scope of the membership and encourage collaborations across traditional scientific divides, “Great leaps in scientific progress often arise when fundamental approaches like molecular biology are applied to previously unconsidered or emerging disciplines. Looking forward, we want to ensure that all communities of the life sciences benefit from this type of cross-pollination.”

CATH v3.5 has been released

The next version of CATH (v3.5) is now available at

This release brings together a number of features including: a large update to the underlying classification database, a number of new data features and a complete recoding of the web pages.

  • 20,000+ new domains classified from 5000+ PDB structures
  • Integrated genomic sCATH + Gene3D: added genomic sequence data
  • New data: Functional Family alignments
  • New web pages: faster, easier to search, more user-friendly


Public Release of CATH v3.3

CATH Release v3.3
CATH Release v3.3

The latest version of CATH (v3.3) has now been officially released and available at This release includes 226 new superfamilies (total 2,593), 1,148 sequence families (total 10,019) and 14,473 newly classified protein domains.

The release was actually fixed a while ago, but it has taken us a few months to generate all the extra data and extra features that the site now contains. These extra features include:

  • Structural clusters and alignments
  • Structural comparisons
  • Functional annotations
  • Greatly improved search facilities
  • More intuitive interface (hopefully)

More information on the release can be found on the links below. Please do let us know if you have any comments, suggestions, requests by sending an email to

Links to additional information: