ChimeraX Workshop

Overview (Content and Syllabus etc): 
This workshop will introduce and demo the molecular visualization software UCSF ChimeraX, with an emphasis on drug discovery and Virtual Reality applications. This open-source program is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, and can be downloaded here: A general introduction to computer applications in drug discovery will be provided, and several aspects of this will then be demonstrated with ChimeraX. Examples include identifying sequences on 3D structures, changing molecular representations, modifying and mutating residues, aligning structures, and analyzing small molecule docking results. ChimeraX provides the capability of multi-person shared sessions in Virtual Reality, and this will be shown. Also presented will be the ability of ChimeraX to visualize 3D medical images, such as CT scans.
Targeted Learning Outcomes: 

Computer applications in drug discovery

Coordinator's name: 
Rolanda Julius
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Event Theme/Subject Category: 
Protein analysis
Structure analysis
Host H3Africa Project/Organizations/H3Africa Working Group: 
H3Africa Administrative Coordinating Centre: Enabling and Supporting Genomics and Health Research Capacity Building in Africa
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Dates of Event: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 14:00 to 18:00
Trainers/Speakers : 
Phillip Cruz; Meghan McCarthy
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