This may be news to many if not most people, but Autodesk’s expertise and impact extends far beyond the traditional realm of design and into the life sciences research on computational & synthetic biology. The Bio/Nanotechnology Team has performed a great deal of research, and in the past year released a technology preview of the Autodesk Research Molecule Viewer. This cloud based 3D viewing tool is intended for scientist and researchers to use and extend to assist in the development of treatments and therapies. Just hours after a paper was published in Science on the Zika virus “The 3.8 Å Resolution Cryo-EM Structure of Zika Virus”, the Zika virus model was available for viewing, exploding, and sectioning in the Molecule Viewer. The Zika virus has been causing a great deal of human impact and spreading concern in recent months. You can view the Zika virus in the Molecule Viewer on most platforms with a web browser, even your smartphone device.
Learn more about the Molecule Viewer from Autodesk Research
This is pretty amazing!