Visualization of Molecular Structure: The State of the Art

Barbora Kozlíková, Michael Krone, Norbert Lindow, Martin Falk, Marc Baaden, Daniel Baum, Ivan Viola, Julius Parulek, Hans-Christian Hege
Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - STARs - 2015
Structural properties of molecules are of primary concern in many fields. This report provides a comprehensive overview on techniques that have been developed in the fields of molecular graphics and visualization with a focus on applications in structural biology. The field heavily relies on computerized geometric and visual representations of three-dimensional, complex, large, and time-varying molecular structures. The report presents a taxonomy that demonstrates which areas of molecular visualization have already been extensively investigated and where the field is currently heading. It discusses visualizations for molecular structures, strategies for efficient display regarding image quality and frame rate, covers different aspects of level of detail, and reviews visualizations illustrating the dynamic aspects of molecular simulation data. The report concludes with an outlook on promising and important research topics to enable further success in advancing the knowledge about interaction of molecular structures.

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  author       = {Kozl\'{\i}kov\'a, Barbora and Krone, Michael and Lindow, Norbert and Falk, Martin and Baaden, Marc and Baum, Daniel and Viola, Ivan and Parulek, Julius and Hege, Hans-Christian},
  title        = {{Visualization of Molecular Structure: The State of the Art}},
  booktitle    = {Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - STARs},
  year         = {2015},
  editor       = {R. Borgo and F. Ganovelli and I. Viola},
  publisher    = {The Eurographics Association},
  note         = {}

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