NUFEB 3.0: A parallel simulator for individual-based modelling of microbial communities

by Bowen Li

16:00 (40 min) in USB 4.005

Understanding the emergence of the complex organization of microbial communities from the interactions of its parts, individual cells and their environment, is the aim of the individual-based modelling (IbM) approach. IbM is a bottom-up approach as it attempts to model a population or community by describing the actions and properties of the individuals comprising the population or community. The NUFEB project large scale modelling team aims to develop 3D models from micro-scale through to macroscale to enable the prediction of behaviours of a wide range of engineered microbial communities. In this talk, I will give an update of a comprehensive individual-based model and its implementation (NUFEB 3.0) which incorporate detailed micro-scale biology, chemistry and physics.