Software Development


MCell (Monte Carlo cell) is being developed with support from the the NIGMS-funded Biomedical Technology and Research Resource for (BTRR) Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS).

MCell is a highly successful modeling tool for realistic simulation of cellular signaling in the complex 3D subcellular microenvironment in and around living cells – what we call cellular microphysiology. At such small subcellular scales the familiar macroscopic concept of concentration is not useful and stochastic behavior dominates. MCell uses highly optimized MC algorithms to track discrete molecules in space and time as they diffuse and interact with other effector molecules such as membrane channels, receptors, transporters or enzymes.

Current work centers on newly expanded algorithms for dynamic mesh geometries, multi-state multi-component molecules, parallelization, a library based compute engine, and more.

 
 
  • News and Events

    July 8, 2021: MCell4 & Cellblender Release

    A brand new release of MCell with CellBlender with many new improvements such as Python API, native BioNetGen lanuage support and integration with Blender 2.93 is available for download here.

    The 2021 Cell Modeling Workshop will be held as a virtual workshop on July 12th-16th, 2021.

    July 12-16, 2021: Cell Modeling Workshop

    The 2021 Cell Modeling Workshop will be held as a virtual workshop on July 12th-16th, 2021.

    June 22-26, 2020: Cell Modeling Workshop

    The 2020 Cell Modeling Workshop will be held as a virtual workshop on June 22nd-26th, 2020.