Announcing the 2017 Martini Coarse-Graining Workshop

Are you impressed by the interesting science done by using the Martini coarse-grained model, and do you want to hear from the developers about the philosophy, background, current, and future developments of Martini? Moreover, do you want to practice coarse-graining skills under the guidance of Martini experts? The Martini summerschool is the place for you!

Still some places left - Register before May 8th

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DNA nanopores

DNA origami pore in bilayer

A nice application of the Martini DNA model in assessing properties of membrane spanning DNA-based nanopores:

Maingi et al., Nature Comm. 14784 (2017). doi:10.1038/ncomms14784

Intoxicated MscL (too many Martinis ?)

MscL opened in silico

Membrane mediated effects of alcohols on MscL function revealed using
high throughput, 600+, Martini simulations.

M.N. Melo, C. Arnarez, H. Sikkema, N. Kumar, M. Walko, H.J.C. Berendsen, A. Kocer, S.J. Marrink, H.I. Ingólfsson. High-throughput simulations reveal membrane-mediated effects of alcohols on MscL gating. JACS, 139:2664–2671, 2017. open access

Martini Solar Cells

Martini is also suited for non-biological applications. Check out our latest work on bulk heterojunction morphologies for organic solar cells. Mixtures of poly(3-hexyl-thiophene) (P3HT) and phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM), solvated in chlorobenzene, slowly dried and cooked to perfection !

R. Alessandri, J.J. Uusitalo, A.H. De Vries, R.W.A. Havenith, S.J. Marrink. Bulk Heterojunction Morphologies with Atomistic Resolution from Coarse-Grain Solvent Evaporation Simulations. JACS, 139:3697–3705, 2017. open access

Polarizable water model

A refined polarizable water model is now available, developed by the group of Jens Smiatek. The new model improves the behavior of Martini with long range electrostatic interactions. Available from the download section. See: J. Michalowsky, L.V. Schäfer, C. Holm, J. Smiatek. for details.