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Lorentz Center Workshop "Modeling of Multicellular Development and Cancer"

From October 8 to 13, 2012, the Biomodeling and Biosystems Analysis team in collaboration with James Glazier, Herbert Sauro, and Maciej Swat organize a training workshop on the modeling of multicellular development and cancer, using Systems Biology Workbench and CompuCell3D (SBW). The workshop will be held at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, The Netherlands and has been made possible thanks to generous funding of the ESF QuanTIssue Consortium.

Computational modeling of tissues and organs with cellular and subcellular resolution is becoming an integral part of contemporary bioscience. CompuCell3D and Systems Biology Workbench (SBW) are simulation environments that target complementary areas of biological modeling. By combining the capabilities of both frameworks users can build truly multi-scale models of tissues, organs or organisms with minimal amount of hardcoded, heuristic rules. CompuCell3D and SBW are open source, allowing users to extend, improve, validate, modify and share the core software. For more information please visit the CompuCell3D and SBW websites.

By making the course accessible to both experimentalists and modelers we hope to push for closer collaborations between various research groups in Europe. By the end of the intensive 6-day course, participants will have implemented a basic simulation of the particular biological problem they work on. The workshop will consist of a limited number of lectures and extended hands-on computer tutorials. Each attendee will present a 5-10 minute mini-lecture on her/his field of research.

For more information and application (deadline August 17), please visit the Lorentz Center website.