A Client-side Approach towards Platform Independent Molecular Visualization over the World Wide Web

  • Michael Bender
  • Hans Hagen
  • Axel Seck
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


A web-based, entirely platform independent Molecular Vi­sualization System has been developed using state of the art Internet programming techniques. This system offers the visualization of various molecular models, molecular surfaces and molecular properties which can be displayed at the same time. The system itself has been developed us­ing the Java programming language, which allows flexible and platform independent use, perfect integration with the World Wide Web and due to its object-oriented structure easy extension and maintenance. All nec­essary calculations, e.g. the calculation of a Richards’ Contact Surface or an Isosurface, take place on the client’s side exploiting the computational power of modern desktop workstations and personal computers.


World Wide Protein Data Bank Molecular Surface Java Programming Language Protein Data Bank File 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Bender
    • 1
  • Hans Hagen
    • 1
  • Axel Seck
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Graphics Group, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of KaiserslauternGermany

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