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Cell Illustrator - Functionality

Drawing Biological Diagrams

Cell Illustrator provides biochemists with comprehensive visual representations of biochemical processes which form large and complex networks. The software enables the user to create his pathway from the scratch or to import single reactions or whole pathways from databases, such as Transpath. The created diagrams give the user a new insight to understanding these networks and relationships between chemical components in structurally complex dynamic interactions and processes.

Defining the Simulation Model

Easy-to-use Petri Net design methodology and intuitive interface make the Cell Illustrator software an excellent tool for biologist, biochemists, and scientists conducting research in life sciences as well as for graduate educators.

All-in-One Window

Cell Illustrator lets you combine and integrate graphical, biological and mathematical properties and save it into one CSML model. The models can be simulated and the simulation results can be displayed and analyzed on charts. All this can be done within one and the same window.

Key Functionality:

  • Easy run from web browser on all universal platforms, e.g. Windows, Linux, Mac

  • Intuitive User Interface

  • SVG Library of biological elements

  • All model's variables and parameters of processes and connectors are tabulated and are easy to modify

  • Asocciate with external Databases

  • Special visualization mode dedicated for the analysis of Gene Relationship Networks

  • Import of SBML and CellML models and and BioPAX/CSO ontologies.

  • Whole pathways or single reactions can be imported from Transapth database

  • Variables' actual values can be displayed during simulation

  • Five simulation modes: three different continuous simulation modes, step simulation and step simulation with animation

  • Discrete processes have unique animated simulation option to observe quantities flow through the system

  • Simulation results can be presented on real-time graphs or exported to common format files

  • A simulation run can be saved in a log file and replayed in Cell Illustrator Player

  • The Simulation History dialog provides access to previous versions of a model and simulation results (Simulation History dialog window).

  • Parameterized Simulation allows to run a batch of similar simulation by varying one or more parameter. The simulation result can be compared on 3D charts.

  • Export the simulation model to source code. This source code can be customized, compiled and executed in an external application