Martini RNA

Ever expanding on the diversity in our forcefields, we have added RNA to the  Martini force field [1]. For feedback on the RNA package please communicate via the forum or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Martini RNA comes in a package with a martinize script to generate the Martini topology files for RNA and DNA molecules. It also includes a backmapping file to convert the coarse RNA into atomistic RNA (AMBER and CHARMM) using our backmapping procedure [2]. If you want to start running your first Martini RNA system, you can follow the tutorial we have prepared here.


[1] Uusitalo, Jaakko J., et al. Martini Coarse-Grained Force Field: Extension to RNA. Biophys. J. 2017. 113, 2, 246-256. PubMed

[2] Wassenaar, T. A., Pluhackova, K., Böckmann, R. A., Marrink, S. J., and Tieleman, D. P. (2014) Going Backward: A Flexible Geometric Approach to Reverse Transformation from Coarse Grained to Atomistic Models. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 10, 676–690. PubMed