First time at Proteopedia? Click on the green links: they change the 3D image. Click and drag the molecules. Proteopedia is a 3D, interactive encyclopedia of proteins, RNA, DNA and other molecules. With a free user account, you can edit pages in Proteopedia. Visit the Main Page to learn more.
First time here? Learn the basics by either watching the narrated videos in the Proteopedia Video Guide or follow Getting Started in Proteopedia. Next, the Primer guides you step-by-step through creating your first molecular scene. There is also a detailed, step-by-step walkthrough of a Proteopedia workshop.
- Proteopedia requires Java, but Java may be a security risk. Please see How to be as safe as possible with Java.
- We recommend that the first page you try editing in Proteopedia should be a Sandbox page, as explained in Getting Started in Proteopedia. Please see Help:Sandboxes for an explanation, and instructions on how to create a Sandbox page for your own use.
- For editing help, try Help:Editing, which explains, among other things, how to easily insert references to scientific literature citations using PubMed ID numbers, without typing the reference itself! See also How to Make a Page.
- If you save a page and get XML Error: Mismatched tag at line 1, don't worry, you can recover your page: see Help:Errors.
- Proteopedia:Guidelines for Ethical Writing lists guidelines for avoiding plagiarism, for content attribution, and for re-use of images.
- For searching help, try Help:Searching.
- If you would like to protect a personal page from editing by others, please see Proteopedia:Policy and Help:Protected_Pages.
- For step-by-step instructions on creating example scenes, try Proteopedia:DIY:Scenes.
- If your molecular scenes require a model that is not published in the Protein Data Bank, see Help:Uploading molecules. See also Biological Unit: Showing and instructions for hiding portions of a model at Getting Started.
- For simple recipes for including Flash, Imagemap, Floating quote Box, Movies (.mov, .mpeg) etc., try Proteopedia:Cookbook.
- For Teaching with Proteopedia, see Teaching Strategies Using Proteopedia and Teaching_Scenes, Tutorials, and Educators' Pages
- For preparing interactive 3D complements to journal publications (similar to supplementary materials), please see Interactive 3D Complements in Proteopedia. For hiding these until the date of publication, please see Proteopedia:Workbench.