CompuCell3D - Cells random walking at different speeds

Cells random walking at different speeds implemented through the motility plugin

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Version 1.0.2 - published on 31 Jul 2020

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Cells randomly move trough a constant magnitude force being applied in random directions. The magnitude of the force is different for different types of cells (cells of different colors).

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CompuCell3D is a flexible scriptable modeling environment, which allows the rapid construction of sharable Virtual Tissue in-silico simulations of a wide variety of multi-scale, multi-cellular problems including angiogenesis, bacterial colonies, cancer, developmental biology, evolution, the immune system, tissue engineering, toxicology and even non-cellular soft materials. CompuCell3D models have been used to solve basic biological problems, to develop medical therapies, to assess modes of action of toxicants and to design engineered tissues. CompuCell3D intuitive and make Virtual Tissue modeling accessible to users without extensive software development or programming experience. It uses Cellular Potts Model to model cell behavior.


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Compucell3D is led by Maciej Swat (IU), TJ Sego (IU), Andy Somogyi (IU), Juliano Gianlupi (IU), and James Glazier (IU) in collabration with Dr. David Umulis (PU) and team.

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This project is currently funded by generous support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Grants: NSF- 1720625, “Network for Computational Nanotechnology - Engineered nanoBIO Node” and NIH- R01 GM122424, “Competitive Renewal of Development and Improvement of the Tissue Simulation Toolkit”.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Multi-Scale Modeling of Tissues Using CompuCell3D – M. Swat, Gilberto L. Thomas, Julio M. Belmonte, A. Shirinifard, D.Hmeljak, J. A. Glazier, Computational Methods in Cell Biology, Methods in Cell Biology 110: 325-366 (2012)

  • Juliano Ferrari Gianlupi, T.J. Sego (2020), "CompuCell3D - Cells random walking at different speeds," (DOI: 10.21981/3HE9-4179).

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