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Vesicle Viewer: Online Analysis of Small Angle Scattering from Lipid Vesicles

submitted on 20.04.2021, 17:29 and posted on 21.04.2021, 09:58 by Aislyn Lewis-Laurent, Milka Doktorova, Frederick A. Heberle, Drew Marquardt
In this project, we developed an internet-based application, called Vesicle Viewer, to visualize and analyze small angle scattering data generated in the study of lipid bilayers. Vesicle Viewer models SAS data using the EZ-SDP model. In this way, key bilayer structural parameters, such as area per lipid and bilayer thickness, can be easily determined. This application primarily uses Django, a python package specialized for the development of robust web applications. In addition, several other libraries are used to support the more technical aspects of the project – notable examples are MatPlotLib (for graphs) and NumPy (for calculations). Without the barrier of downloading and installing software, the development of this web-based application will allow scientists all over the world to take advantage of this solution, regardless of their preferred operating system.


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