ADL: Release of AutoDock Vina 1.0

arthur olson olson at
Tue Jun 9 18:35:02 PDT 2009

Dear AutoDock users and others interested in receptor-ligand docking and 
virtual screening,

Today we have concluded our beta test of  AutoDock Vina and are 
announcing the first full release of AutoDock Vina 1.0

AutoDock Vina, a new docking code developed by Oleg Trott in my lab. 
AutoDock Vina uses the same format for the ligand and receptor files as 
AutoDock4, which can be prepared by AutoDock Tools, however its input is 
much simpler, and there is no need to run AutoGrid before runing the 
docking.  The scoring and optimization procedures in AutoDock Vina are 
quite different than those in AutoDock4.

A paper announcing and describing AutoDock Vina is now published online 
by the Journal of Computational Chemistry.
In the paper we compare its performance relative to AutoDock4. We have 
found AutoDock Vina is considerably faster than AutoDock4, with 
comparable or better  docked structures for many complexes.

AutoDock Vina 1.0  is distributed as binary executables for Linux and 
Windows and Mac platforms.  It can be downloaded from or via links from

Changes from the previous beta version can be found at


Art Olson


Arthur J. Olson, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel. (858) 784-9702 
fax. (858) 784-2860

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