Results for: COPASI

June 18, 2014

Researchers to Offer Systems Biology Modeling Workshops

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 18, 2014 – Pedro Mendes at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Stefan Hoops at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute will offer two workshops this Summer and Fall to help systems biologists build better computational models.

December 16, 2011

Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens Galvanized for Next Phase of Research

BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 16, 2011 – Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) researchers led by Dr. Bassaganya-Riera, Professor of Immunology at VBI and Director of the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML), returned from the Modeling Immunity for Biodefense (MIB) annual meeting galvanized to launch into Year Two of the Center for Modeling Immunity for Enteric Pathogens (MIEP) program. The MIB annual meeting also included other modeling centers such as the Center for Computational Immunology at Duke, the Program for Research on Immune Modeling and Experimentation at Mount Sinai/Yale, and the Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling at Rochester.

August 04, 2011

Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens Releases New Website

BLACKSBURG, Va., August 4, 2011 – The Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP) at VBI has launched an interactive new website that will provide users with a unique opportunity to view gut pathogen and immune cell response interactions online. MIEP Web Portal 2.0 provides an enhanced web-based experimental environment to disseminate MIEP’s new modeling tools, data, models and publications.

August 16, 2010

Systems biology software package developed at VBI is now open source for all users

BLACKSBURG, Va., August 16, 2010 - A software package developed by a professor at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) and his colleagues to help researchers better understand the workings of biochemical networks now features an open source license, offering an ever wider range of benefits to its users.

April 21, 2009

Toward a Systems Biology Map of Iron Metabolism

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 22, 2009 - Scientists at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have taken the first steps toward constructing a systems biology map of iron metabolism. The team has put together a general network of chemicals and reactions important for the many steps and reactions that constitute iron metabolism.

June 16, 2006

VBI and EML Research launch COPASI simulation software

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 16, 2006 – EML Research and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech today announced the launch of the COPASI simulation software.

COPASI (Complex Pathway Simulator) is a major software package that allows users to model, simulate and analyze biochemical and systems biology networks. COPASI, which supports the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) standard for systems biology software, enables researchers to investigate how a system is working by allowing them to construct biochemical models, reproduce experimental results and justify the validity of the chosen model. The software may be freely downloaded at for non-commercial purposes.

July 29, 2003

VBI’s First SBML “Hackathon” a Success

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jul. 30, 2003– Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech held the first Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) “Hackathon” on July 29 and 30. Organized by VBI’s Biochemical Networks Modeling Group and sponsored by Sun Microsystems, the event provided a forum for systems biology software developers to exchange ideas and software.

May 17, 2002

Virginia Bioinformatics Researchers Lead Key Discussions at Bioinformatics Workshop

BLACKSBURG, May 18, 2002 - Researchers from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute led key discussions at the first of a series of bioinformatics workshops held in collaboration with the College of William and Mary and INCOGEN. Supported by a Commonwealth Technology Research Fund Industry Inducement Award, this series of semi-annual workshops brings bioinformatics researchers from the three institutions together to collaborate on developing the latest tools and technologies for bioinformatics and computational biology, including software development. 

February 28, 2001

VBI Chosen as Sun Microsystems Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics

BLACKSBURG, March 1, 2001 - The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute announced today that Sun Microsystems, Inc, (Nasdaq: SUNW) has selected VBI as a Sun Center of Excellence (Sun-COE) in Bioinformatics, as a result of VBI's research programs, vision, and staff. As a Sun Center of Excellence, VBI will receive over $1 million in computational resources and support for post-doctoral research in a three-year partnership.