Agent-based modelling tool for bacterial populations in systems and synthetic biology
BSim is an agent-based modelling tool designed to allow for the study of bacterial populations. By enabling the description of bacterial behaviours, it attempts to provide an environment in which to investigate how local interactions between individual bacterium leads to the emergence of population level features, such as cooperation and synchronisation.
An overview of the main feature of BSim are described below:
What is BSim being used to study?
Synchronisation of Coupled Repressilators
Complex Micro-Scale Environments
Multicellular Computing in Synthetic Biology
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Keep up to date or get stuck in
We are always on the look out for people interested in sparing some time and contributing to improving and expanding the scope of BSim. To find out more information contact us »
BSim in the news
BSim began life as part of the BCCS-Bristol entry into the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition and played a major role in several awards:
Making use of BSim in your work?
If you have made use of BSim in academic or commercial work, the project can be referenced using the following paper:
Distribute and build on our work
BSim is distributed under the Open Source Initiative (OSI) recognised MIT licence. More details »