[Chimera-users] Just starting out

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat Jun 1 09:53:00 PDT 2013

Hi Burt,
This forum is meant for questions about the Chimera program.  Proteomics and informatics are vastly broader areas.  You might want to look for recent textbooks and journal articles on those topics, and/or audit some classes, and/or attend the group meetings and seminars of academic researchers in those areas.

It's not clear whether learning Chimera should be one of your goals at this point.  Which tools and programs are needed depend on the research problem at hand, and the types of data that are available for tackling that problem.

If you do want to learn how to use Chimera, there are indeed several step-by-step tutorials.  Before doing any tutorials you can explore the website just to get a better sense of what the program is for:

The "Quick Links" section on that page includes tutorials.
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jun 1, 2013, at 9:34 AM, burt.goldberg at gmail.com wrote:

> Dear all, after 40+ years doing wet work I had to leave the bench, medical reasons, and so although my students continue doing work at the bench I have decide to go the route of proteimics and informatic for myself. The informatics is fine. How do I get started on the proteimics? Does the tutorial help? Any thing some one can suggest I read first? Thank, Burt
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