PPS - Week 3- COURSE SECTION 2
Your assignments for this week are:
- Install Rasmol if you have not already done so. If not, your first stop is the
PPS Rasmol Page, which has lots of
useful links which will show you how.
Even though Rasmol has a good reputation concerning ease of intallation,
it is inevitable that some of you will experience difficulties; DO
NOT WORRY IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE INITIALLY. Remember to mail any queries to
discussion list. Before you do, have a look at the
archive of this list, as there
has been some recent traffic on the subject of Rasmol, which may answer
- Configure your WWW browser so that Rasmol is automatically invoked by it
when you click on an appropriate link to a molecular structure file. Refer
to the Technology Page for assistance.
- Become familiar with the most basic Rasmol operations: those which can be
called directly from the menu bar, such as displaying different styles of
molecular models, exporting the view to an image file, etc.
- For a more detailed Rasmol tutorial, try the exercises in the
Rasmol page by
PPS Consultant Alan Ward (Newcastle University Microbiology Dept.). This
resource also includes help on getting and installing Rasmol.
In addition, Consultant Henry Brzeski (Strathclyde University,
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology) demonstrates the use of RasMol to view
DNA structure and
Note that much of the Course Material for this week (see below) involves
interactive molecules, for use with Rasmol.
If you are already familiar with Rasmol but not with Mage, then
try to install this package. Refer to the PPS Kinemage Page.
corresponds to the first chapter of Branden and Tooze.
This week, we turn to Section 2 of the course, which deals with Primary Structure and
the amino acids. Click here for the
Section 2 index.
Last updated 29th Jan '96