Section: Research Program
Development of a simulation platform
We have put some effort in developing the SiMuScale platform, a software coded in C++ dedicated to exploring multiscale population models, since 2014. In order to answer the challenges of multi-scale modeling it is necessary to possess an all-purpose, fast and flexible modeling tool, and SiMuScale is the choice we made. Since it is based on a core containing the simulator, and on plug-ins that contain the biological specifications of each cell, this software will make it easier for members of the team – and potentially other modelers – to focus on the model and to capitalize on existing models, which all share the same framework and are compatible with each other. Within the next four years, SiMuScale should be widely accessible and daily used in the team for multi-scale modeling. It will be developed into a real-case context, the modeling of the hematopoietic stem cell niche, in collaboration with clinicians (Eric Solary, INSERM) and physicists (Bertrand Laforge, UPMC).