[gmx-users] force field parameters for lipids on lipidbook.bioch.ox.ac.uk

Oliver Beckstein oliver.beckstein at bioch.ox.ac.uk
Sat Sep 18 14:02:48 CEST 2010


readers of this list who are interested in the simulation of membranes, membrane proteins, micelles etc. might be interested in a new web site we recently set up [1]:


It is a public repository for force field parameters with a special emphasis on lipids, detergents, and similar molecules that are of interest when simulating biological membranes. It acts as a warehouse for parameter files that are supplied by the community. Anyone can 

* browse and download parameters;
* deposit their own parameters; and
* comment on parameter sets.

We invite you to try it out and especially to consider uploading your own published parametrizations to the site: They are linked to the citation and users get the parameters together with a text file reminding them to cite YOU.

If you can't find what you are looking for on Lipidbook you might want to have a look at some other sites such as the ones in the  (probably incomplete) list at http://lipidbook.bioch.ox.ac.uk/package/resources.html

PLEASE do not report problems or questions about Lipidbook to the mailing list (people might get annoyed) but rather contact someone listed under http://lipidbook.bioch.ox.ac.uk/package/about.html#contact or file a problem with the Lipidbook Issue Tracker http://lipidbook.bioch.ox.ac.uk/trac/ . 

Many thanks for your time!

Oliver Beckstein
Jan Domanski
Phill Stansfeld
Mark Sansom

[1] J. Domański, P. Stansfeld, M.S.P. Sansom, and O. Beckstein. Lipidbook: A Public Repository for Force Field Parameters Used in Membrane Simulations. J. Membrane Biol. 236 (2010), 255—258.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00232-010-9296-8

Oliver Beckstein
SBCB Unit, University of Oxford
email: oliver.beckstein at bioch.ox.ac.uk
web: http://sbcb.bioch.ox.ac.uk/oliver/

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