A multiscale cardiac functional modeling platform developed by the Heart Physiome
Project can be used for demonstrating the mechanisms that underlie cardiac arrhythmia and fibrillation [137, 138].
They detail the International Union of Physiological Science Physiome
Project as a systems biology initiative, methods used to develop biological models that represent regulation and causal relationships for complex traits in animals' use in livestock production, modeling approaches to link various levels of organization in animal physiology, the application of systems biology to study the behavior of the invading pathogen and the defending host, applications in livestock science and the commercial livestock industry.
When Peter Hunter FRS, professor of engineering science and director of the Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland, gives the Smith & Nephew lecture to the IMechE he will reveal how he and his team in New Zealand are working on the Physiome
Project, a worldwide effort to bring together experimental data that will be used to better understand, or to model, the entire human organism, Using quantitative models and this data, the effects of new drugs can be modelled, cutting out years of clinical testing.
These efforts include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency virtual soldier, the NASA digital astronaut, the University of Calgary CAVEman, the Physiome
Project, and the virtual physiological human.
This effort--sometimes called the virtual human or physiome
project--is just beginning.
Sciences and its development collaborator, the University of Auckland in New Zealand will receive two of the first shipments of IBM's new eServer POWER4-based supercomputers.
Sciences' PathwayPrism platform visualizes, integrates and simulates cell signaling's molecular interactions.
"We were very impressed with the work of UConn's world-class team of developers and researchers and are delighted to license this simulation technology from them," said Donna Rounds, PhD, vice president intellect-ual property and external affairs at Physiome