Structural visualization and analysis are fundamental to explore macromolecular functions. Here, we present a novel integrative web-based virtual reality (VR) system—VRmol, to visualize and study molecular structures in an immersive virtual environment. Importantly, it is integrated with multiple online databases and is able to couple structure studies with associated genomic variations and drug information in a visual interface by cloud-based drug docking. VRmol thus can serve as an integrative platform to aid structure-based translational research and drug design.

Availability and implementation

VRmol is freely available (, with detailed manual and tutorial ( The code of VRmol is available as open source under the MIT license at

Supplementary information

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

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