UCL Cancer Institute


Computational tools

Bio Model Analyzer 

Bio Model Analyzer (BMA) is a new biological modelling tool that illustrates signalling pathways and determines cellular stabilization. The tool represents a merging of perspectives from systems biology, formal methods, human computer interaction and design.

At one level, BMA is a sketching tool that enables users to draw out a biological system of interest (e.g. a genetic regulatory network) by dragging and dropping cells, their contents (DNA, proteins, etc.), extracellular components and relationships onto a simple canvas. At another level, Bio Model Analyzer’s analysis proves stabilization of biological systems, based upon formal methods that were developed for the specification and verification of properties in concurrent software systems.

Single Cell Network Synthesis Tool 

The Single Cell Network Synthesis tool (SCNS) is a tool for the reconstruction and analysis of executable models from single-cell gene expression data, which supports easy deployment of computation to the cloud for performance and control via a web-based graphical interface. SCNS can be used for understanding differentiation, developmental, or reprogramming journeys.