From: John Stone (
Date: Fri Oct 09 2020 - 11:07:32 CDT

We've been helping many research teams apply VMD and NAMD to
rapid turnaround COVID-19 related research over the past several months.

Today, there's a nice NYT article that highlights several of the teams
we've worked with, and the article highlights several challenging
VMD renderings and movies of both spike models and the full SARS-CoV-2
virion (over 300M atoms w/ solvent). Last night at 2am our collaborators
and ourselves submitted a paper with some of the latest work
shown in this NYT article. That said, I'm very happy that because of
the NYT article, others can now already see some of these great VMD
visualizations of the spike models and full virion:


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