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BioVis 2013: PresentaBALL - a Powerful Package for Presentations and Lessons in Structural Biology

PresentaBALL is a presentation framework which uses established web technology standards to provide a freely configurable browser-based interface into the extensive modeling and visualization capabilities of the Biochemical Algorithms Library (BALL). This allows easy yet powerful dissemination of structure based research results at conferences or trade fairs, the preparation of lectures, or the development of massive open online courses (MOOCs)

The web interface is embedded into BALL's graphical frontend BALLView, and provides complete, interactive access to the loaded molecular data.

PresentaBALL enables researchers in biology with basic knowledge in HTML, JavaScript, or Python to easily setup academic tutorials, demonstrations, or scientific presentations and lectures with 3D structure content and interactive workflows. Owing to its flexible design, other modern forms of teaching and presentation, such as massive open online courses (MOOC) can also use PresentaBALL as their core component.

PresentaBALL is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL) and will be made available in BALL/BALLView, starting with the upcoming release.

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QtWebKit, C++, ECMAScript (JavaScript)

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Institution: Center for Bioinformatics, Saarland University, Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Intel Visual Computing Institute, Saarland University