What’s the answer? Open thread

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BioStar Question of the Week:

In silico cell modelling platform : Do you know any platform/program/programming language or libraries for in silico cell modelling? It would be great to make visualisations too.

– by Vova Naumov

Although there was no “selected answer” for this one, the top rated answer provided a long list of tools that might be useful for this purpose. One of them is Cell Designer, which I commented on over there. I took a workshop on that a couple of years back and was really impressed with the features and functionality. But there are a lot of others over there–so if this is an area that you are interested in you might want to check out the full set of answers.

Note: Cell Designer is a tool from Japan, and there may be issues with accessing this tool sometimes now–they mention some downtime on their site. But keep it in mind in the future if you can’t get to it just yet. It’s a great tool.