VCell News & Events 2019-07-23T18:00:14+00:00

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The 23rd Annual Workshop on Computational Cell Biology

June 24th, 2022|

2022-05-25. The 23rd Computational Cell Biology workshop took place at R. D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) on May 23-25th. For 3 days more than 40 online participants learnt how to use VCell, COPASI and SpringSalad software tools for modeling of cell biology systems. 16 participants participated in the “project track”, working individually with CCAM staff on developing their modeling projects.

New VCell Model of nutrients transporter network in plants

June 24th, 2022|

2022-04-14. A new compartmental VCell Model was used to explore nutrients transporter network in plants. Find links to the paper and BioModel on our published models page.

VCell is used in Nature biosynthesis paper

June 24th, 2022|

2022-02-10. VCell was used to analyze structure of a B12-dependent radical SAM enzyme in carbapenem biosynthesis in a new Nature paper (available on our published models page).

Teaching with VCell MathModels

December 8th, 2021|

2021-12-8. A discussion of how to use a VCell MathModel to teach mathematical modeling in cellular systems has been published by the Carlier lab with contributions from Cowan and Loew. Find links to the paper and public VCell models on our published models page.

New VCell Model of Nucleocytoplasmic Actin Dynamics

November 24th, 2021|

2021-11-24. A new VCell Model of actin dynamics was used to explore how phsophorylation of cofilin is involved in transmission of signals to the transcriptional machinery by depleting of nuclear G-actin. Find links to the paper on our published models page.

VCell Model of LINE-1 RNA lifecycle

October 5th, 2021|

2021-10-05. A new publication by Martin et al. describes a VCell model of the lifecyle of LINE-1 RNA elements in order to understand their activation and propagation. Find links to the paper and public VCell models on our published models page.

VCell Used to Validate new cAMP Model

October 4th, 2021|

2021-10-04. VCell was used to validate a new model for cAMP metabolism used to explore cAMP signaling in pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells. Find links to the paper and on our published models page.

VCell Model of ion transport in Kidney

September 22nd, 2021|

2021-09-22. A new VCell model from the Carlier lab is combined with experiments to explore regulation of ion transport in the kidney proximal tubule. Find links to the paper and public VCell models on our published models page.

New model of FAK influence on YAP-TAZ

September 10th, 2021|

2021-09-10. VCell MathModels were used to explore how FAK activation influences YAP/TAZ translocation in a new publication by Eroume et al. in Biophysical Journal. Find links to the paper and public VCell models on our published models page.

New model of actin filament nucleation

September 9th, 2021|

2021-09-9. VCell models and COPASI parameter estimation tools were used to test molecular mechanisms for actin filament nucleation in a paper from the Loew and Pollard labs. Find links to the paper and public VCell models on our published models page.

New model of Sperm Calcium

July 28th, 2021|

2021-7-27. A new VCell model by Korobkin et al, explores calcium oscillations in mammalian sperm. COPASI software was also utilized for parameter estimation to fit the models.   Find links to the paper and public VCell models on our published models page.

2021 Computational Cell Biology Workshop held June 21-23.

June 24th, 2021|

2021-6-24  CCAM’s annual Computational Cell Biology Workshop was again held online June 21-23, 2021.  The workshop provided instruction to over 50 individuals from around the world on mathematical modeling techniques using VCell, COPASI and SpringSaLaD software. Fifteen of the participants worked closely with CCAM researchers to develop their own models related to their research projects. Another successful year for the modeling workshop! a combined workshop for VCell, COPASI, and SpringSaLaD modeling software. Thanks to all for a very successful course!  Videos of the classes and presentations can be found on the CompCellBiol YouTube channel.

VCell model of YAP/TAZ

May 8th, 2021|

2021-5-08. A new VCell model from the Rangamani lab explores how YAP/TAZ signaling integrates inputs from different biophysical properties of the cell. Find links to the paper and public VCell models on our published models page.

VCell model of Axon Initial Segment

April 5th, 2021|

2021-4-05. A VCell model was used to assess the role of casein kinase 2 and ankyrin-G on sodium channel recruitment to the axon initial segment. Find links the citation on our published models page.

VCell model of Mitochondrial ATP production

April 1st, 2021|

2021-4-1. A new VCell model by Afzal et al, from the Lederer and Jafri labs explores how cristae geometry affects energy production in mitochondria Find links to the paper and public VCell models on our published models page.

VCell model of Mad signaling

March 30th, 2021|

2021-3-30. A new paper from the Inaba lab uses a VCell model to explore how pMad is asymmetrically partitioned to forming daughter nuclei during division of stem cells in the Drosophila ovary.  Find links to the model and citation on our published models page.

VCell 7.4 released

March 23rd, 2021|

2021-03-23.VCell 7.4 has been released.  New in VCell 7.4 is the ability to preview geometries from the VCell database, vastly accelerated multiple trajectory stochastic simulations using the Gibson-Bruck solver, extension of unit display and automatic conversion to rate and assignment rules, support for external access to containerized versions of some VCell solvers with command line execution, as well as numerous additional improvements and bug fixes.

New VCell model of Ras signaling

March 18th, 2021|

2021-3-18. A new paper by Kerbai Eroume in the Carlier lab published in PLOS One explores how cell shape affects the signaling mechanisms that determine cell polarization. Find links to the model and citation on our published models page.

VCell 7.3 released

November 30th, 2020|

2020-11-30. Announcing the release of VCell 7.3!  VCell 7.3 adds capabilities for multiple trajectories for non-spatial stochastic simulationss, interchange with the Open Modeling EXchange format (.omex), and automatic assignment of catalysts in the reaction diagram as well as numerous additional improvements and bug fixes.

VCell model of Ca-cAMP-PKA

November 17th, 2020|

2020-11-17. A VCell model was used to explore Ca2+-cAMP-PKA signalling circuits in a new publication from the Rangamani and Zhang laboratories. Find links to the model and citation on our published models page.

VCell model of agonist-induced signaling

November 16th, 2020|

2020-11-16. A new publication from the Lambert lab investigates the mechanisms that set the dynamic range of agonist-induced signaling using fluorescence imaging coupled with VCell modeling.   Visit our published models page for links to the paper and to access the VCell model.

New VCell model of Ras signaling copy

November 3rd, 2020|

2020-9-3. A new VCell model created incollaboration between the McCulloch and Zhang labs helped to demonstrate that a second phase of RhoA activation is required to maintain RhoA-mediated transcription after receptor signalling ends. Find links to the model and paper by Zhang et al. on our published models page.

VCell model of Ca2+ signaling in vascular smooth muscle

October 20th, 2020|

2020-10-20. A new publication from the Rangamani and Iyengar labs using VCell modeling to explore how cell shape affects calcium dynamics in vascular smooth muscle cells.   Visit our published models page for links to the paper.

2020 CompCellBio Workshop

August 6th, 2020|

2020-08-05. The 2020 Computational Cell Biology Workshop was held as an online event Aug 3-5.  Find videos of the key presentations here.  Over 70 individuals participated overall; 16 individuals created models with VCell, COPASI and SpringSaLaD with help from CCAM team members in breakout rooms.  A screen shot of one the opening day presentations serves in place of our traditional group photo this year.

VCell model of diffusion in axon initial segment

July 10th, 2020|

2020-07-10. A new publication analyzes fluorescence photobleaching experiments using VCell numerical simulations to explore mechanisms of for differentiating somatodendritic and axonal compartments.   Visit our published models page for links to the paper.