Toward Community Standards and Software for Whole-Cell Modeling.

OBJECTIVE: Whole-cell (WC) modeling is a promising tool for biological research, bioengineering, and medicine. However, substantial work remains to create accurate comprehensive models of complex cells. METHODS: We organized the 2015 Whole-Cell Modeling Summer School to teach WC modeling and evaluate the need for new WC modeling standards and software by recoding a recently published WC model in the Systems Biology Markup Language. RESULTS: Our analysis revealed several challenges to representing WC models using the current standards. CONCLUSION: We, therefore, propose several new WC modeling standards, software, and databases. SIGNIFICANCE: We anticipate that these new standards and software will enable more comprehensive models.

IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2016 Oct;63(10):2007-14. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2016.2560762. Epub 2016 Jun 10.
Authors:
D. Waltemath, J. R. Karr, F. T. Bergmann, V. Chelliah, M. Hucka, M. Krantz, W. Liebermeister, P. Mendes, C. J. Myers, P. Pir, B. Alaybeyoglu, N. K. Aranganathan, K. Baghalian, A. T. Bittig, P. E. Burke, M. Cantarelli, Y. H. Chew, R. S. Costa, J. Cursons, T. Czauderna, A. P. Goldberg, H. F. Gomez, J. Hahn, T. Hameri, D. F. Gardiol, D. Kazakiewicz, I. Kiselev, V. Knight-Schrijver, C. Knupfer, Matthias K├Ânig, D. Lee, A. Lloret-Villas, N. Mandrik, J. K. Medley, B. Moreau, H. Naderi-Meshkin, S. K. Palaniappan, D. Priego-Espinosa, M. Scharm, M. Sharma, K. Smallbone, N. J. Stanford, J. H. Song, T. Theile, M. Tokic, N. Tomar, V. Toure, J. Uhlendorf, T. M. Varusai, L. H. Watanabe, F. Wendland, M. Wolfien, J. T. Yurkovich, Y. Zhu, A. Zardilis, A. Zhukova, F. Schreiber
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IEEE Trans Biomed Eng