3D Printing & Imaging Science

Professor Arthur J. Olson of Scripps demonstrates a 3D printed model of a virus that self assembles when shaken. Olson is head of the Molecular Graphics Laboratory, which uses 3D computer models, 3D printing, and augmented reality to create tools for life science researchers and educators. He is also the project leader of Fight Aids at Home, a tool that allows home computer users to share their resources as part of a massive project to find new HIV drugs.

[Thanks, @cenmag!]

18 thoughts on “3D Printed Model of a Virus Self Assembles When Shaken

  1. I read a while back that it is difficult even for supercomputers to simulate how proteins will fold
    into proper three-dimensional configuration
    , so perhaps physical models made with 3D printed parts and magnets might do the trick.  

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