Prof. Eric Martz
UMass Amherst

Timothy Driscoll

The door to Molecular Visualization was opened for me in Prof. Martz's NSF-Funded MolVis Teaching Workshops. Generous with both time and expertise, Eric has extended great resources to me, for which I am very grateful. Prof. Martz hosts the World Index of Molecular Visualization Resources and The Rasmol & Chime Homepage. In addition, he has authored fabulous protein-exploring tools such as the Protein Explorer.

Tim Driscoll has been a terrific collaborator and co-author. Our on-going discussions of structure and function have helped to shape my tutorials, and are lots of fun. I am also grateful for Tim's generous support with HTML and JavaScript, without which these tutorials would not look as beautiful nor run as smoothly.

The Jmol Team

Jmol is an open source Java program and applet that is a fully cross-platform, cross-browser 3D molecular renderer. Without Jmol, options for educational molecular visualization would still be limited to Chime, whose full functionality can no longer be had outside of an outdated browser.

Roger Sayle
Glaxo Wellcome Research and Development

MDL Information Systems

Roger Sayle wrote RasMol, the original program that Chime is based upon. The phenomenal power of RasMol lies in its ability to display macromolecules not only beautifully, but in real time as the user moves and interacts with the molecule. Dr. Sayle's decision to make RasMol and its source code available free of charge has been invaluable for the development of molecular visualization.

Tim Maffet and others at MDL created Chime from the springboard of the RasMol code. Chime displays molecules in a web browser page and enables an author to animate the molecule. The free availability of Chime has allowed many educators to create scientifically rigorous tutorials with pizzazz for students all over the word.

Thanks to Giuseppe Striccoli, of ITIS Galileo Galilei di Altamura, for providing me with his Italian translation of the "Exploring DNA" tutorial.