Sharing Scientific Data via Social Media

Sketchfab recently announced that it has become an official partner of Microsoft HoloLens, along with other amazing organizations such as NASA, Disney, Unity and Autodesk. The HoloLens was unveiled in January of this year. This device lets you bring virtual objects and scenes into your own environment, the best of both worlds between VR and AR.  In addition, you can now embed these interactive structures into Facebook!

To test if we could use this new technology to share biological structures via social media, we are converting PDB files and Cryo-EM maps into Sketchfab.  You can share any of the structures below via copying and pasting the embed code into Facebook!


Phage Structures

2015-10-20 11_11_33-Sketchfab For Science - EMD 3109

Viral Structures

2015-10-21 09_34_49-Sketchfab For Science - EMD 3062

Single Particles

2015-10-22 08_46_32-Sketchfab For Science - EMD 6187

Helical Reconstructions

2015-10-22 11_33_18-Sketchfab For Science - EMD 3133


< 5Å resolution

Cryo-EM with Fitted Molecules


2015-10-26 10_28_04-EMD 2930 by Protein Simulation - 3D model - Sketchfab


2015-10-20 12_38_47-Sketchfab For Science - EMD 3087


2015-10-26 11_36_39-EMD 5021 & 5019 by Protein Simulation - 3D model - Sketchfab


2015-10-22 13_04_37-Sketchfab For Science - EMD 3068


2015-10-22 11_33_18-Sketchfab For Science - EMD 3133


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