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Title: Virtual living organism : a rapid prototyping tool to emulate biology
Author: Bándi, Gergely
ISNI:       0000 0004 2716 3504
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 2011
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Rapid prototyping tools exist in many fields of science and engineering, but are rare in biology especially not general tools that can handle the diversity and complexity of the many spatial and temporal scales in nature. In this thesis a general use, cell-based, middle-out biology emulation programming framework (outlining a programming paradigm) is presented, that enables biologists to emulate and use virtual biological systems of previously unimaginable complexity and potentially get results accurate enough to be used in research and ultimately, in clinical practice, such as diagnosis or operations. With this technology, virtual organisms can be created that are viable, fit and can be optimised for any task that arises. The tool, realised with a programming framework created for the C++ language is detailed and demonstrated through several examples of increasing complexity, namely several example organisms and a cancer emulation, showing both viable virtual organisms and usable experimental results.
Supervisor: Ramsden, J. J. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Biologically inspired algorithm ; cell-based ; middle-out ; multi-scale ; in-vivo ; artificial life