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CompuCell3D and SBW 13th User Training Workshop

Sunday, 5 August, 8:00 am - Saturday, 11 August, 5:00 pm BST


Mechanistic modeling is an integral part of contemporary bioscience, used for hypothesis generation and testing, experiment design and interpretation and the design of therapeutic interventions. The CompuCell3D modeling environment allow researchers with modest programing experience to rapidly build and execute complex Virtual Tissue simulations of development, homeostasis, toxicity and disease in tissues, organs and organisms, covering sub-cellular, multi-cell and continuum tissue scales. Simulations written using these environments run on Windows, Mac and Linux, desktops. CompuCell3D is open source, allowing users to extend, improve, validate, modify and share the core software. For more information please visit: www.compucell3d.org.


By the end of this one-week course, participants will have implemented a basic simulation of their particular biological problem of interest. Post-course support and collaboration will be available to continue simulation development.


Python scripting. Introduction to Reaction-Kinetics (RK) models. Introduction to SBML. Introduction to Virtual-Tissue simulations. Introduction to CompuCell3D. Basics of model building. Combining


The workshop will include a limited number of lectures and numerous hands-on computer tutorials. Each attendee will also present a mini-talk on her/his problem of interest. There will be concurrent sessions for basic and advanced modelers.


Herbert Sauro (University of Washington), James A. Glazier (Indiana University), Gilberto L. Thomas (UFRGS), Anwar Shaikh (Indiana University)

Target Audience:

Experimental Biologists, Medical Scientists, Biophysicists, Mathematical Biologists and Computational Biologists from advanced undergraduates to senior faculty, who have an interest in developing multi-scale Virtual-Tissue simulations, or learning how such simulations might help their research. No specific programming or mathematical experience is required, though familiarity with a modeling environment (e.g. Mathematica®, Maple®, Python, or Matlab®) and how to represent basic concepts like diffusion and chemical reactions mathematically, will be helpful. Important: An Introductory Python Tutorial will take place on August 5th. If you already know Python you may skip this part of the workshop.


There is no registration fee. Coffee, tea, snacks and workshop materials will be provided.

Find out more: http://www.compucell3d.org/Workshops/Workshop18



Sunday, 5 August, 8:00 am
Saturday, 11 August, 5:00 pm




Indiana University