BioExcel’s webinar series continue with a presentation by Miłosz Wieczór

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Many of us know the frustrations of preparing a scientific video for your latest article or presentation. When you want to share a particular perspective on your molecular system, a single graphics often just doesn’t cut it, but movie making always seems to be that arduous task we start from scratch over and over again, involving complex combinations of graphics design, coding skills and interfacing between a number of existing tools.

This webinar will introduce Molywood, a Python-based tool that intends to make movie-making fun and simple, shifting your focus from technical details to the creative process of designing a video. We introduced an intuitive syntax that lets you think in terms of actions and scenes, and made working with multiple panels or molecules feasible with little effort. Following the idea of making “easy things easy, and complex things possible”, the tool enables users to create an early draft in mere seconds, and then iterate the design to an arbitrary level to complexity, rendering the final result on an external machine if high quality is a must. We also provide a range of data visualization routines that can be used to augment the molecular picture with dynamically updated plots and graphs. On our website, the tool is complemented with installation instructions, a number of minimal examples, a gallery of highlights, and an extensive documentation including basic video tutorials.


Miłosz Wieczór

Miłosz Wieczór is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow, working in the Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics group headed by Prof. Modesto Orozco in Barcelona’s Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB).

He recently earned his PhD from Gdańsk University of Technology working on the interactions between telomeric DNA and proteins with simulational tools, mostly focusing on the application of state-of-the-art free energy methods with classical or quantum/classical computational models. Alongside, he contributed to numerous projects covering a range of topics from nanomechanics to biomembranes to protein-ligand interactions, which prompted his general interest in programming and scientific visualization. His current work remains centered around nucleic acids, primarily addressing the relationships between DNA damage and epigenetics, mechanics of nucleosome positioning, and development of tools for the improvement of classical force fields.

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Title: Molecular movies made easy with Molywood

Date: 22 October, 2020
Time: 15:00 CEST / 14:00 BST

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