Section 1 - Overview Section 2 - This Year's Theme Section 3 - Building Your Models

Participant Resources

Section 3 - Building Your Physical Protein Models

The final step to successfully competing in the Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Event is to actually build your protein models. This section will cover how to construct a protein model, including information on:



The Visualization Environment



Overall Layout of the Visualization Environment






Changing the Display Format and Color Schemes






Using the Select and Restrict Commands





Advanced Jmol Training Guide

For students that really want to push their understanding and knowledge of Jmol further, the advanced Jmol training web pages below will provide a more detailed review of commands and techniques for manipulating protein and DNA structures in the Jmol visualization environment.



Folding a Mini-Toober Model

Every team competing in the Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Event will be expected to create at least two protein models of specific protein structures. This section contains three important video tutorials describing how to map out and fold these models.



Mapping Out the Mini-Toober Model

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Folding Secondary Structures

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Folding the 3-D Shape

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Taking your model further and judging tips

Pre-build models are expected to have additional added features and all models will undergo a judging process. This section contains two important video tutorials describing how to approach adding additional features on the pre-build model and how models will be judged.



Going Beyond Just the Backbone

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How do you know which residues are important?

The protein that you are modeling may be large and complex. Here are a few simple ways to figure out which amino acid residues in the structure are important for its structure or function:



Judging the Protein Models

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