I'm planning to convert my software product into a cellular activity
simulation product. The researcher would specify the initial condition of
the cell, and specify the final condition, and then the software would use
genetic function databases to stitch together the sequence of activities and
objects that could drive the cell from the initial condition to the final
condition. The researcher would then browse through the stitched together
activities that a cell might use to perform the sequence of activities.
For example, you might specify a healthy cell in the details that interest
you. Then you might specify a cancerous cell in details using the same
vocabulary of genes, proteins, activities, and physical objects.
My background is PhD in CS&EE. My medical engineering background is
primarily in physiology, at the organ level, with little chemical
background. I've read all the popular genetics books, as well as Watson's
"Recombinant DNA" classic. I'm aware of the MitoMap and the Gene Ontology
Consortium databases. These might provide a starting vocabulary for cell
I'm looking for biochemist partners to help define what the product should
do, and how it should be provided. If you have any interest in guiding the
directions that a cell simulation product should take, please let me know.
You can answer the post here, or you can email me directly at:
mailto:richcooper1 at mindspring.com