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Martini workshop 2021

Martini 3.0 online workshop - 1-3 September 2021. Registration is now open !
 
We are happy to announce the next Martini workshop, which will take place online as traveling options are still limited. The three day workshop will consist of a number of pre-recorded lectures and associated Q&A session by some of the key Martini developers, as well as dedicated tutorial sessions where students can practice both basic and advanced Martini simulations under the guidance of expertised assistants. Topics we will cover include, of course, the ins and outs of the latest Martini version, Martini 3.0, and the growing list of associated tools and methods such as martinize2, insane, backwards, TS2CG, polyply, titratable Martini and the Martini database.
 
Interested? Please register at https://formdesk.com/rug/martiniworkshop, before Aug 15th. We ask a small fee of 50 euro to be able to host this meeting successfully. We expect that students are familiar with using Gromacs, and have a laptop or desktop computer at their disposal to perform the tutorials, such as those found on the Martini webportal (http://cgmartini.nl/index.php/tutorials). The tutorial sessions will take place between 2-8 pm CET, to be able to cater to people in different time zones around the world.
 
Looking forward to meeting you online !
Paulo, Manuel, & Siewert-Jan
(for further questions, please contact Paulo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

ProLint

For protein-lipid afficionados: The Tieleman group has developed a new webserver coined ProLint, a user-friendly framework for the automated analysis and interactive visualization of Protein-Lipid interactions, supporting the Martini forcefield. The webportal can be accessed at https://www.prolint.ca/, and details are described in this paper.

Complex coacervates

7_TOC-eps-converted-to.jpgComplex coacervate formation with the latest Martini 3 model - now published in Chemical Science by our PhD student Maria Tsanai: pubs.rsc.org/en/content/artWe reproduce the salt-dependent coacervation of a system of oppositely charged biopolymers, and simulate the partitioning of ssRNA molecules between the coacervate and supernatant phases. This study opens the way to simulate biomolecular condensates and other liquid-liquid phase separation driven processes at near-atomic resolution.

Martini Perspective in Materials Science

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Our perspective paper on the booming application of Martini in the field of materials science is now published in Advanced Materials:

R. Alessandri, F. Grünewald, S.J. Marrink. "Martini Perspective in Materials Science", Adv. Materials 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202008635