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Tutorial Details: PyMOL Workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: 575 Walter
Instructor(s): Can Erol Ergenekan, MSI

PyMOL is a molecular viewing software used to make stunning pictures and movies for presentations and manuscripts. It is easy to pick up, because of its GUI interface, but has a lot of flexibility because of its myriad scripting options. Currently MSI has version 1.2 available, which included a number of upgrades to version 1.1, including the ability to export MPEG movies, a timeline feature making the storyboarding of complex movies a snap, a small molecule builder, and incorporation of more advanced electrostatic calculation options.

The daylong workshop will be split into two parts.

The morning session from 10:00 to 12:00 will take beginning users unfamiliar with molecular modeling and/or PyMOL through the basics, including how to load, draw, and manipulate molecular models; make simple scripts; and create simple pictures and movies.

The afternoon session from 1:00 to 4:00 will explain how to make use of the movie timeline feature to make complex movies, use the small molecule builder, make morphs using rigimol, and use the ABPS tools to visualize electrostatics.

When registering, please indicate in the comments section whether you will be attending the morning session, the afternoon session, or both.

Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: Knowledge of protein structure is helpful