Visualization of Biomolecular Structures: State of the Art

Barbora Kozlikova, Michael Krone, Norbert Lindow, Martin Falk, Marc Baaden, Daniel Baum, Ivan Viola, Julius Parulek, Hans-Christian Hege
Visualization of Biomolecular Structures: State of the Art
In Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - STARs, pages 061-081. May 2015.
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Abstract

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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@inproceedings{Viola_Ivan_2015_VBS,
  title =      "Visualization of Biomolecular Structures: State of the Art",
  author =     "Barbora Kozlikova and Michael Krone and Norbert Lindow and
               Martin Falk and Marc Baaden and Daniel Baum and Ivan Viola
               and Julius Parulek and Hans-Christian Hege",
  year =       "2015",
  abstract =   "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.",
  month =      may,
  booktitle =  "Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - STARs",
  editor =     "R. Borgo and F. Ganovelli and I. Viola",
  location =   "Cagliari, Italy",
  publisher =  "The Eurographics Association",
  event =      "Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) (2015)",
  pages =      "061--081",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2015/Viola_Ivan_2015_VBS/",
}