VCell 7.1 released

2018-11-20T15:47:19+00:00 November 20th, 2018|News|

17-11-2018.   Announcing the release of VCell 7.1.  VCell 7.1 adds the ability to explore existing models in the database and VCell functionality without registration. It has an improved model database info panel with model provenance, annotations, direct links to Pubmed and journal websites for models described in publications.  These add to the new features for 2D kinematics to solve simulations with moving boundaries and the ability to use the COMSOL Multiphysics solver already in VCell 7.0.

19th Annual VCell Short Course

2018-09-18T20:14:42+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News, VCell Posts|

2018-6-18  VCell hosted  its 19th annual VCell Short Course on June 12-14, 2018. Ten scientists traveled to work with the VCell team to construct Virtual Cell models based on their own research interests. It was exciting to see the breadth of cell biological problems to which VCell models were applied.  Thanks to all for a successful time!

VCell 7.0 with kinematics released

2018-06-18T15:04:12+00:00 March 15th, 2018|News, VCell Posts|

2018-3-15  Announcing the release of VCell 7.0.  VCell 7 includes new 2D kinematics functionality for solving reaction diffusion equations within moving boundaries.  To support models of cell motility and morphogenesis, this allows users to specify velocities of points, surfaces and volumes within the geometry.  Other features in VCell 7.0 are methods for creating simulated fluorescence for direct comparison to microscopy data, the ability to use COMSOL Multiphysics solver (requires a local COMSOL license) and adaptive meshes for simulating […]

New publication assesses FRAP analysis methods using VCell VirtualFrap tool.

2018-10-23T13:47:18+00:00 March 13th, 2018|News, NRCAM publication|

2018-03-13. A paper by Kinglsey et al assesses the effects of complex geometries on FRAP recovery curves. They develop a computational model of the FRAP processes to assess methods of analyzing FRAP experiments. They determined that the Vcell VirtualFRAP tool provides the best accuracy to measure diffusion coefficients. A link to the paper can be found on our published models page.

 

Leslie Loew awarded 2018 Biophysical Society Distinguished Service Award

2018-03-16T15:02:48+00:00 February 21st, 2018|News|

2018-02-21.  Leslie Loew received the Distinguished Service Award of the Biophysical Society at its 2017 annual meeting February 17-21. The award acknowledged his ongoing commitment to the Society and his dedicated service as Editor-in-Chief of Biophysical Journal. Congratulations to Les for this well-deserved award.

SpringSaLaD version 2 released

2017-12-07T18:45:57+00:00 December 7th, 2017|News, NRCAM publication|

11-30-2017. Version 2 of the SpringSaLaD software was released today. The primary new feature is the ability to directly build models from atomic coordinates in pdb files, using an interactive 3D viewer to compare the course-grained linked spheres representation in SpringSaLaD with the PDB structure.

New publication of novel free-boundary model of a moving cell

2018-03-16T19:28:29+00:00 December 7th, 2017|News, NRCAM publication|

11-14-2017. A new publication, Nickaeen et al. 2017, from the VCell team describes a novel free-boundary model of actin -myosin contractility that couples force-balance and myosin transport equations. A previously developed mass-conservation algorithm originally developed for VCell to solve parabolic equations in moving domains with know kinematics was augmented by coupling with the FronTier front-tracking software and a segregated solver.