Molecular Illustration in Research and Education: Past, Present, and Future

David S. Goodsell, Jodie Jenkinson

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Two-dimensional illustration is used extensively to study and disseminate the results of structural molecular biology. Molecular graphics methods have been and continue to be developed to address the growing needs of the structural biology community, and there are currently many effective, turn-key methods for displaying and exploring molecular structure. Building on decades of experience in design, best-practice resources are available to guide creation of illustrations that are effective for research and education communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3969-3981
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of molecular biology
Issue number21
StatePublished - Oct 19 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Biology


  • diagram
  • molecular graphics
  • science education
  • scientific publication
  • scientific visualization

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