A Grand Challenge for Converging Sciences

  • Ronan Sleep
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3939)


We routinely use massively powerful computer simulations and visualisations to design aeroplanes, build bridges and to predict weather. With computer power and biological knowledge increasing daily, perhaps we can apply advanced computer simulation techniques to realise computer embodiments of living systems. This is the futuristic proposition of a research challenge proposed by UK computer scientists. The project, called in Vivo – in Silico (iViS) aims to realise fully detailed, accurate and predictive computer embodiments of plants, animals and unicellular organisms.


Grand Challenge Nematode Worm Mouse Embryonic Development Biological Science Research Council Integrate System Biology 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronan Sleep
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  1. 1.School of Computing ScienceUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom

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