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Developer Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Latest release 5.1 / January, 2007
OS Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Genre Molecular modelling
License GNU General Public License

Molekel is a free software multiplatform molecular visualization program. It was originally developed at the University of Geneva by Peter F. Flükiger in the 1990s for Silicon Graphics Computers. In 1998, Stefan Portmann took over responsibility and released Version 3.0. Version 4.0 was a nearly platform independent version. Further developments lead to version 4.3, before Stefan Portman moved on and ceased to develop the codes. In 2006, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) restarted the project and version 5.0 was released on December 21st 2006.[1]

Major features

  • Visualization of residues (ribbon or schematic)
  • Complete control over the generation of molecular surfaces (bounding box and resolution)
  • Visualization of the following surfaces:
  • Animation of molecular surfaces
  • Export to PostScript or TIFF

See also

Free software Portal


  1. ^ Molekel Home Page

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