The Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics, a NCRR Resource Center, has created a software system to support collaborative studies of molecular structure among scientists at multiple remote locations. This "collaboratory" allows scientists to share and interactively manipulate complex three-dimensional molecular models for applications such as drug design and protein engineering. An early prototype collaboratory with limited functionality was constructed based on the MidasPlus molecular modeling system and was demonstrated at NETAMORPHOSIS in Washington, D.C. on March 11-13, 1998, sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council. (See this UCSF Daybreak news article for details.) However, our current work is based on Chimera, and it is this version of the software which we are now distributing.
Additional Information Available:
- Project overview (PDF file from 10/27/00 NCRR workshop presentation)
- Detailed project description
- User's Guide Documentation
- Guide to desktop videoconferencing
- What is structure-based drug design?
- Integrated computational tools for drug design
- Testbed project: Molecular mechanisms of mutagenesis and DNA repair
- Testbed project: Structural studies of collagen and the design of collagen-based biomaterials
- Testbed project: Interactive training from afar
- Collaboratory network infrastructure
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