Weekly Check-in #9

Published: 08/02/2021

Eighth week of coding

Welcome to the ninth weekly check-in. I'll be sharing my progress for the eighth week of coding.

What did you do this week?

  1. Updated PR #452: Had an extra meeting with the mentors in which we fine-tuned the molecular module and optimized it to make it more pythonic.
  2. I was able to generate vertices and triangles for Solvent Excluded Surfaces (a type of molecular surface representation popularly called SES) by using a bioconda package called msms. It's based on this paper by Michel F. Sanner, Arthur J. Olson & Jean-Claude Spehner. It was then rendered via surface actor.
    Preview (SES surface generated by using msms):

  3. Added my GSoC blogs to the FURY blogs directory. (PR #475)

What is coming up next week?

  • Research about recent papers having good (fast) algorithms to create the molecular surfaces.
  • Create tutorials to explain how to use molecular module.
Other goals will be decided in the meeting with mentors.

Did you get stuck anywhere?