OpenWorm – A computational model of C. elegans worm

OpenWorm aims to create a computational model of a roundworm called Caenorhabditis elegans. Despite being extensively studied, a complete understanding of this organism’s biology is still lacking. OpenWorm is taking a bottom-up approach by incorporating data from scientific experiments and using software models to observe the behavior of the worm. They are also collaborating with universities and research institutes to gather more data. The website offers a Docker container that allows users to run the simulation on their own computers, generating graphs and a movie to visualize the results. The simulation’s default run time is limited, but users can extend it using the -d argument. Installation instructions and FAQs are provided for users to navigate the process. For more information, users can refer to the documentation or join the Slack community.

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