Charmm-GUI Martini Maker

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Graphical user interface to build Martini membranes

Wonpil Im and coworkers developed a GUI for Martini as part of CHARMM-GUI. You can build complex bilayers, micelles, vesicles, and more, with proteins embedded. Try it out here!

The paper describing Martini Maker is now online:
Y. Qi, H.I. Ingólfsson, X. Cheng, J. Lee, S.J. Marrink, W. Im. CHARMM-GUI Martini Maker for coarse-grained simulations with the Martini force field. JCTC, 2015. abstract

Martini DNA released

Martini DNA parameters are now available at toc-v4the website: 

Martini DNA

For the publication, see:
J.J. Uusitalo, H.I. Ingólfsson, P. Akhshi, D.P. Tieleman, S.J. Marrink
Martini coarse-grained force field: extension to DNA, JCTC
(doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.5b00286)

New lipid topology website

We just opened a new Martini lipid webpage, with even more lipids and supporting files. See for yourself here.

It's insane!

The Insane Paper is out. Read about the background, the philosophy and features.

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T.A. Wassenaar, H.I. Ingólfsson, R.A. Böckmann, D.P. Tieleman, S.J. Marrink. Computational lipidomics with insane: a versatile tool for generating custom membranes for molecular simulations. JCTC, 11:2144–2155, 2015. doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.5b00209 abstract

The DAFT approach to membrane protein assembly

Setting up and running many association simulation is now easier than ever. Check out the new tool here and find the paper here.


T.A. Wassenaar, K. Pluhackova, A. Moussatova, D. Sengupta, S.J. Marrink, D.P. Tieleman, R.A. Böckmann. High-throughput simulations of dimer and trimer assembly of membrane proteins. The DAFT approach. JCTC, 11:2278–2291, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/ct5010092 abstract

Announcing the 2015 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, back-ground, 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!


Read more: Announcing the 2015 Martini Coarse-Graining Workshop