pyCapsid operates under an MIT license. If you publish or disseminate a project using pyCapsid, please cite the following references to support the package:

  • Brown, Colin, Anuradha Agarwal, and Antoni Luque. “pyCapsid: Identifying dominant dynamics and quasi-rigid mechanical units in protein shells.” Bioinformatics, 40(1), btad761, 2024.


The research and development of pyCapsid have been supported by the following funds:

  • The National Science Foundation Award #1951678.
  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Award #GBMF9871,
  • The National Science Foundation Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure grant 1659169 supported the high-performance computing (HPC) cluster used at San Diego State University.

Special mention

The pyCapsid team would like to thank the insights from the San Diego State University Biomath Group, particularly professors Arlette Baljon and Parag Katira. Finally, this project would not have been possible without the hard work of Colin Brown in his outstanding Master’s Thesis project investigating the quasi-rigid domain decomposition of HK97-fold capsids.

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