Molecular Visualization Freeware -- MACUB Resources

See the RasMol Classic Main Page http://www.umass.edu/microbio/rasmol

Free spring 1998 NSF-supported workshops at LIU/Brooklyn for college profs in the New York City area will enable you to use molecular visualization in your teaching. Fridays March 13 and April 3 or 17; or Saturdays March 14 and April 4 or 18. Total registration limited to 40. Details and registration form at

http://www.umass.edu/microbio/rasmol/workshop.htm

If you are reading this document from paper, you may prefer to read it from the web so you can click on the links below. Start at http://www.umass.edu/microbio/rasmol/macubres.htm

RasMol Quick Start: tells beginners how to use RasMol, also where and how to download any molecule of interest (large or small) for viewing in RasMol. http://www.umass.edu/microbio/rasmol/rasquick.htm

What questions can you answer about a protein/DNA molecule with RasMol? http://www.umass.edu/microbio/rasmol/raswhat.htm Walks beginners step by step thru methods for answering questions including:

Saving selected views of molecules for use in your teaching. This document explains how to use RasMol's powerful save script filename command, and provides troubleshooting if needed. http://www.umass.edu/microbio/chime/prsswc/prssft.htm     This document also explains how to create a master script which plays back your RasMol-saved scripts smoothly, in the desired order.

Putting your teaching presentation on the web. Explains how to incorporate your RasMol-saved scripts into a Chime-based presentation on the web. A downloadable Chime template is provided. You need merely change a few lines in it with a text editor -- no programming is involved! An example of such a teaching presentation, showing the gal4 transcriptional regulator complexed to DNA, is provided. http://www.umass.edu/microbio/chime/prsswc/template.htm

Ready-to-use pushbutton tutorials on:

(These are downloadable for local installation if desired.)

Web-based visualization tutorials on over 30 other molecules are indexed at the World Index of Animated Tutorials on Biomolecular Structures at http://www.umass.edu/microbio/rasmol/tutbymol.htm