In conjunction with Elsevier, the Society publishes the Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling. The journal is published 8 times a year and is devoted to high quality practical and theoretical papers on the use of computers for the investigation of molecular structure, function and interaction.

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JMGM/MGMS Graphics Prize

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 JMGM/MGMS Graphics Prize, co-sponsored by Elsevier and the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS), for the best piece of artwork in the annual volume. The primary criteria for the prize are the visual impact of the image and the scientific information that it conveys. The prize is judged by the two editors of the journal and a committee member of the MGMS.


The 2012 JMGM/MGMS Graphics Prize was awarded to:

Professor Andrew J. Hanson & Sidharth Thakur

School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Renaissance Computing Institute, North Carolina, USA

for Figure 23 of their article, 

“Quaternion Maps of Global Protein Structure”

 [Hanson, A.J. & Thakur, S. J. Mol. Graphics Mod.38, 256-278 (2012).]

Past Winners

Volume 29 Dr Christian Kandt for Figure 1 in
Raunest M. & Kandt C. J. Mol. Graphics Mod.29, 895-905 (2011)
Volume 28 Professor Steven Plotkin for Video provided as Supplementary Information in:
Abrahamsson E. & Plotkin, S.S. J. Mol. Graphics Mod.28, 140-145 (2010).
Volume 27 Professor Bijaya Karki for Figure 16 in:
Bhattaraia, D. & Karki, B. B. J. Mol. Graphics Mod.27, 951-968 (2009).