Expandohedra: Modeling Structural Transitions of a Viral Capsid

Adam Arstall, Briony Thomas, Reidun Twarock and Emilio Zappa
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 471–474 Short Papers


Inspired by natural phenomena and mathematical theory this paper presents the development of a model, based on the dodecahedron, that visualizes the structural transition and expansion of a capsid (viral protein shell).