Science as Art

Visualization of Biological Molecules

The molecular structures of biological macromolecules can be studied through computerized visualization techniques. Obtained through experimental techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), the spatial organization of these polymers highlights the relationship between structure and function of proteins and DNA.


Explore the Molecules of Life

Explore the History of Visualization
Macromolecules by Eric Mertz
On-line museum
by Eric Francoeur














  Hemoglobin in four different representations highlighting oligomerization, folding, volume, secondary structure composition and position of heme cofactors.

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