Author: Mikhail Blinov

PD Fellowship opportunity – Basis partnership

June 07, 2024 The Agmon Lab Modeling is partnering with Basis—a new AI and inference company—to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in whole-cell modeling. This collaboration aims to revolutionize gene function discovery using whole-cell models, blending modular simulation and probabilistic inference to automate gene curation. The fellowship offers an opportunity for groundbreaking research to enhance predictive models and advance computational biology. https://www.basis.ai/join-us/fellowships/

bnglViz published in Bioinformatics

May 30, 2024 The Blinov Lab published a new software tool bnglViz, an online platform for visualizing rule-based models in BioNetGen language (BNGL) as graphical cartoons, empowering researchers to grasp the nuances of rule-based models swiftly and efficiently, and making the exploration of complex biological systems more accessible than ever before. https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btae351 

NIH P41 grant for Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling

May 15, 2024  Ion Moraru and Eran Agmon were awarded a renewed NIH P41 grant to extend Biosimulations (https://biosimulations.org) with multi-algorithmic composition through the NIH Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling. Nearly $6 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering will support this collaborative project, involving leading investigators such as Elebeoba May (University of Wisconsin-Madison), David Nickerson (University of Auckland), John Gennari (UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education), and Joseph Hellerstein (UW eScience Institute), with Herbert M. Sauro (UW Department of Bioengineeringas director. The center aims to enhance multi-scale and integrative computer models of disease and non-disease states, making them credible, understandable, reproducible, and extensible.