Tools for Scientific Blogging

Social media is changing the way science and research is communicated.  However, many times scientist lack the resources to rapidly create figures or stunning infographics by themselves.

To examine if Sketchfab, recently approved by Facebook for interactive 3D embeds, can be used for scientific blogging, we have converted a number of cryo-EM (EMDatabank) and x-ray diffraction (RCSB)  structures into Sketchfab format.  In addition to posting the interactive structure directly to social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, etc), one can easily annotate and produce virtual tours.

These new tools will hopefully help scientist rapidly share their knowledge directly via social media.  If you have any questions regarding getting your data into Sketchfab or how to share the embed codes, please feel free to contact us!




There are a number of ways of getting EMDatabank file into Sketchfab.  One of the easiest is simply…read more.


Electron Microscopy Pilot Image Archive

Electron Microscopy Pilot Image Archive (EMPIAR)…read more.


EMDataBank Map Challenge

With the ultimate goal of developing recommendations for validation criteria for 3DEM maps deposited…read more.


Xray Diffraction Data

Importing PDB files into Sketchfab is made possible by a new…read more.