wc_lang documentation

This package defines wc_lang, a data-driven language for concisely describing WC models.

Whole-cell (WC) models are comprehensive computational models of all of the biochemical activity inside individaul cells [Karr et al., 2015; Macklin et al., 2014]. WC models have great potential to enable bioengineers to rationally design microorganisms for industrial and medical applications and to enable physicians to personalize medical therapy [Carrera and Covert, 2015]. Please see WholeCell.org for more information about WC modeling, including perspectives, reviews, and tutorials.


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  • Karr JR, Takahashi K & Funahashi A. (2015). The principles of whole-cell modeling. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 27, 18-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2015.06.004

  • Macklin DN, Ruggero NA & Covert MW. (2014). The future of whole-cell modeling. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 28, 111-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2014.01.012