VCell was highlighted at the 22nd International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB) that took place in Hartford October 8-12, 2023. The meeting was organized by CCAM faculty and co-chaired by Pedro Mendes and Ion Moraru. VCell team presented two tutorials (basic modeling by Ann Cowan and advanced features by Michael Blinov) and a poster.
2023-09-22. VCell collaborator Aurélie Carlier from Maastricht University published a manuscript where a computational model in VCell was used to represent the experimentally proven interactions between cadherin-11 and the two PDGFRs. The authors demonstrated the existence of a crosstalk between β-catenin (downstream to cadherin-11) and an ERK inhibitor protein (e.g. DUSP1).
Karagöz, Z., Passanha, F. R., Robeerst, L., van Griensven, M., LaPointe, V. L., & Carlier, A. (2023). Computational evidence for multi-layer crosstalk between the cadherin-11 and […]
2023-08-28. VCell collaborator Jason Haugh from North Carolina State University published a manuscript where experiments and VCell modeling demonstrated that G-actin diffusion is insufficient to achieve F-actin assembly in fast-treadmilling protrusions.
Appalabhotla, R., Butler, M.T., Bear, J.E. and Haugh, J.M. G-actin diffusion is insufficient to achieve F-actin assembly in fast-treadmilling protrusions. Biophys J. 2023 Aug 28;S0006-3495(23)00553-2. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2023.08.022. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37644720/
See 5 biomodels and 14 mathmodels at https://vcell.org/appalabhotla-2023
Prof Margaret Johnson from John Hopkins University and Michael Blinov are hosting the Special Interest Subgroup session on Biophysical Modeling of the Cell at Cell Bio 2023 – an ASCB/EMBO (https://www.ascb.org/cellbio2023/) meeting in Boston, MA, December 2-6. The session will take place on Wednesday, December 6, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM (https://www.ascb.org/cellbio2023/program/subgroups/).
2023-06-28. The 24th Annual Computational Cell Biology (CCB) workshop took place at the Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) on June 26-28th. 11 participants from all over the US (from Maryland to Illinois) came to Farmington to work on developing their modeling projects using VCell and COPASI software tools, designed and maintained at CCAM. The students were helped by a CCAM team consisting of Michael Blinov, Ann Cowan, Leslie Loew, Pedro Mendes, Ion Moraru, […]
2023-05-04. The interdisciplinary team consisting of CCAM modelers Drs. Blinov and Moraru and researchers from the Center on Aging Drs. Kuchel and Kositsawat, together with former undergrad students Schaumburger and Pally published a manuscript theoretically explaining the bistability of clinical outcomes: the likelihood of an individual remaining mobile over time either increases to almost 100% or decreases to almost zero. The VCell software was extensively used for parameter scans and fitting.
Schaumburger, N., Pally, J., Moraru, […]
2023-05-01. VCell 7.5 has been released. It features parameter estimation from the latest version of COPASI; model exchange via multiple standards, including, SBML, SEDML and OMEX; parameter scans in local client simulations; and hardening of unit handling including automatic unit transformations. Full specs available https://vcell.org/run-vcell-software.
2023-03-01.VCell was used to demonstrate that expression of the 2Duf protein in wild-type Bacillus subtilis spores stabilizes inner membrane proteins and increases spore resistance to wet heat and hydrogen peroxide. Find links to the paper on our published models page.
2023-02-13. The 24th Annual Computational Cell Biology workshop was sponsored by Cell Analysis and Modeling Center at the UConn Health on February 13-15th. It was an intense online event designed to enable cell biologists and biphysicists to develop mathematical models of their experimental systems.Keynote speakers included Jason Haugh, Pablo Iglesias and Ursula Kummer.