Learning to visualise and analyse molecular structures with ChimeraX

Renato Alves   2021-03-15   Comments Off on Learning to visualise and analyse molecular structures with ChimeraX

Date(s) - 2021-03-15
14:00 CET - 17:00 CET



  • Balint Meszaros
  • Manjeet Kumar
  • Toby Gibson


In this one afternoon course, we will explore UCSF ChimeraX, the successor of the popular UCSF Chimera software.
You will be introduced to different structural formats (PDB, PDBx/mmCIF) and learn how to load them from local files or directly from RCSB PDB or PDBe.

You will also learn how to use the different visualisation modes (ribbons, sidechains, surfaces, hydrogen bonds, etc.) and the sequence editor to highlight biological features and regions of interest.

Finally, you will be able to compare related structures through structure superposition, inspect surfaces and infer functional implications from topological features, binding interfaces and sequence conservation.


This event is fully booked.

About Renato Alves

I am a Community and Project Manager for Bio-IT and Training Coordinator for ELIXIR Germany. Find me at EMBL-HD office 116 or at Bio-IT drop-in Sessions on Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 at the EMBL staff lounge (or online). Contact Details: email - renato.alves@embl.de, Twitter - https://twitter.com/renato_alvs, GitHub - https://github.com/unode, GitLab - https://gitlab.com/unode, ORCID - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7212-0234