Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F.

Faculty Advisor

Ward, Matthew Oliver

Abstract

Simulations are powerful tools that can be utilized to understand complex mechanisms within a system. Our project focuses on simulating the first several cell divisions of C. elegans embryogenesis. C. elegans is used as biological model for development, aging, and cell biology and is an ideal simulation candidate. Our four-dimensional simulation contains known information and hypotheses about molecular interactions within cells. Using rules to represent biological functions, our project visually and computationally shows the effects of several different mutations.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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