Register training material
1 material found

Tools: PhysiCell 


Biomedicine, supercomputers and simulations: in silico experiments and its applications in cancer research

Computational simulations of cellular processes (e.g. metabolism, gene expression, signal transduction) are critical tools to formulate mechanistic explanations that facilitate the interpretation of experimental results. However, complex biological processes such as tumour evolution span across...

Scientific topics: Molecular interactions, pathways and networks, Personalised medicine, Simulation experiment

Operations: Modelling and simulation

Keywords: HPC, Biomodelling, cell simulations

Resource type: Webinar

Biomedicine, supercomputers and simulations: in silico experiments and its applications in cancer research http://tess.elixir-uk.org/materials/biomedicine-supercomputers-and-simulations-in-silico-experiments-and-its-applications-in-cancer-research Computational simulations of cellular processes (e.g. metabolism, gene expression, signal transduction) are critical tools to formulate mechanistic explanations that facilitate the interpretation of experimental results. However, complex biological processes such as tumour evolution span across different time-space scales. For instance, a population-level description is needed to account for genetic heterogeneity and phenotypic variability due to environmental noise, whereas intracellular models, such as cell signalling networks need to address the effect of mutated genes. In this context, multi-scale models are ideal tools to address systems biology questions as they can consider several time-space scales by combining different approaches into a hybrid simulation. PhysiCell is an open-source, agent-based extensible multi-scale modelling framework that allows simulating complex multicellular systems such as healthy tissues and tumours. Molecular interactions, pathways and networks Personalised medicine Simulation experiment HPC, Biomodelling, cell simulations Anyone interested in simulation of metabolic models, and in PerMedCoE tools and activities