Visualization of complex biological systems: An immune response model using OpenGL

Burns, John, Ruskin, Heather J., Perrin, Dimitri, & Walsh, John (2009) Visualization of complex biological systems: An immune response model using OpenGL. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 4, pp. 671-679.

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In this paper we present an update on our novel visualization technologies based on cellular immune interaction from both large-scale spatial and temporal perspectives. We do so with a primary motive: to present a visually and behaviourally realistic environment to the community of experimental biologists and physicians such that their knowledge and expertise may be more readily integrated into the model creation and calibration process. Visualization aids understanding as we rely on visual perception to make crucial decisions. For example, with our initial model, we can visualize the dynamics of an idealized lymphatic compartment, with antigen presenting cells (APC) and cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) cells. The visualization technology presented here offers the researcher the ability to start, pause, zoom-in, zoom-out and navigate in 3-dimensions through an idealised lymphatic compartment.

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ID Code: 82667
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Complex Sciences: First International Conference, Complex 2009, Shanghai, China, February 23-25, 2009. Revised Papers, Part 1
Keywords: Visualization, Emergent Behavior, Immune Response
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02466-5_65
ISBN: 9783642024665
ISSN: 1867-8211
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Deposited On: 06 May 2015 23:44
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