OpenWorm Meetup: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/117948341754627144949/events/cb3egt8b623lrbh11rujfj2h1ig
Talk + Q&A: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/117948341754627144949/events/cvp58gp0s3er8t8g9756k6vn0u4
13:00 - Talk, Stephen Larson, OpenWorm.org
14:00 - Open Q&A / Discussion
The OpenWorm project is a unique experiment in open science with the aim of creating a computational model of the nematode C. elegans which incorporates unprecedented levels of biological and physical detail. The model will be freely available as open source software from the start and will incorporate known details of the neuronal and muscular systems as well as an advanced fluid mechanics simulation engine for body-environment interactions. The work is carried out by an international team of neuroscientists and computer programmers, mostly on a volunteer basis. A successful Kickstarter funding campaign in May 2014 is accelerating the goal of making this model accessible to anyone through their web browser. This presentation will outline the aims of the project, the resources which are currently available and future plans for the initiative.
After the presentation (14:00-16:00) there will be an open discussion session where the members of the OpenWorm core team will be present for any questions related to the project, to help with installing the software produced by the initiative, or to discuss incorporating experimental data into the models.
See http://www.openworm.org/science.html for more details.
Szigeti B, Gleeson P, Vella M, Khayrulin S, Palyanov A, Hokanson J, Currie M, Cantarelli M, Idili G and Larson S (2014). OpenWorm: an open-science approach to modelling Caenorhabditis elegans. Front. Comput. Neurosci. 8:137. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2014.00137
- MetaCell, LLCCo-founder / Software Engineer, present
- DeCare Systems IrelandSoftware Engineer
- Snap-on DiagnosticsSoftware Engineer
- Proscon Ltd (Rockwell Automation)Software Engineer
- Imaging ProgettiSoftware Engineer
- Cork Institute of Technology
- Università di Cagliari
- Liceo Scientifico Pitagora
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