Corona VRus coaster allows navigating throughout the backbone of 22 proteins from SARS-CoV-2 in Virtual Reality, as if they were a roller coaster.
The era of the explosion of immersive technologies has bumped head-on with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Properly understanding the three-dimensional structures that compose the virus, and those involved in the infection process and treatments can advance scientific fields ranging from basic molecular biology to drug discovery. Virtual reality (VR) is a powerful tool to go deep into the biomolecular structures that are currently being identified for SARS-CoV-2 infection, leading to significant advances in the understanding of the disease and pushing new therapies or treatments.
The “PLAY” button starts the navigation mode. By clicking on the “PAUSE” bottom the navigation stops in the current residue and the camera may be rotated, allowing a 360º view of the protein from that point. It works for android and iOS devices and it does not require the installation of additional programs or libraries. Corona VRus Coaster is free. With this tool, we intend to nourish a new generation of immersive technologies for molecular visualization, which could help to understand and develop an effective drug against SARS-CoV-2, responsible for global pandemic we are currently living.
New Tube navigator with access to hundreds of new proteins and filter by date and pdbID.
Corona VRus Coaster allows navigating throughout the backbone of more than 450 protein structures from SARS-CoV-2, as if they were a roller coaster, providing unique perspectives. With a VR headset (Google Cardboard compatible)
and a compatible smartphone, everyone can dive into relevant molecular structures in COVID-19 without the installation of additional programs or libraries. To obtain the iOS version contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain the iOS version contact email@example.com
The available structures in the current version are: