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  Seminar Abstract
Center for Data Intensive Computing



Introduction to the Virtual Cell Model

The "Virtual Cell" ( developed at the
University of Connecticut Health Center provides a general system for numerically testing cell biological mechanisms. It approaches the problem by associating biochemical and lectrophysiological data describing individual reactions with experimental microscopic image data describing their subcellular localizations. Chemical dynamics within and outside the cell, or on the cell membrane are described by systems of reaction-diffusion equations. The cell membrane is assumed to be fixed during the computational time interval. I will try to briefly discuss the components in the physical infrastructure and the numerical methods used in the chemical dynamics computation.

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