In silico experiments are performed in COSBI LAB via the integration of COSBI LAB Model and its simulation environment. Models are automatically translated into BlenX, a lower level modeling language and run with a stochastic simulation engine (based on the Gillespie algorithm).

COSBI LAB users can choose to perform:

  • Scanning of parameters for sensitivity analysis

  • Aggregated, multiple-run simulations

  • Single-run simulations

COSBI LAB users can simulate models directly on their personal computer or, for computationally heavy needs, COSBI LAB is integrated with:

  • the Cloud* (only pay for what you use, when you use it)

  • High-performance Computing (HPC) cluster

*COSBI is a Venus-C Partner.




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Lorenzo Dematté, Roberto Larcher, Alida Palmisano, Corrado Priami, Alessandro Romanel. Programming Biology in BlenX. In Systems Biology for Signaling Networks 1:777-820, Ed. Sangdun Choi, © Springer, 2010.

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