PACE project (Programmable Artificial Cell Evolution)


The VIRTUAL LAB is a wiki  that seeks to integrate the scientific reports aroud the software tools developed by the theoretical and computational working groups integrating the European PACE Project FP6-002035 (Programmable Artificial Cell Evolution). The works presented here include a brief description in an abstract form where a summary of the main goals and results of the works are discussed. Moreover, each work also provides a working paper (draft, documents or published paper), a demoand/or the source code used for the simulations. Several relevant references and  related links to other websites are also provided. 
The aim of this website is to provide a platform that enables us to share these works within the PACE project as well as with the broader scientific community working on related topics.


1/03/2007   First public release and publication of this web page

This website is under construction

Simulation software tools by research subjects:

Quantum Self-assembly in Artificial Minimal Living Cells
Self-replicating nanocells
Life cycle of the Los Alamos Bug
Molecular Dynamics (MD) studies of lipid-water systems and their interactions with short information molecules
Reaction Kinetics (RK) coupling of gene and container replications: Emergence of protocellular growth laws
Metabolic photo-fragmentation reaction kinetics for a minimal protocell
Multipole Reactive DPD with Applications to Vesicular Protocells
Evolving inductive generalization via genetic self-assembly Electronic Circuits
Rigid body mechanic simulations
Evoself: a Spin-lattice Model of Evolutionary Self-organization
Algorithmic Self-assembly
Omega Machine
Mesoscopic Simulations of Metabolism-vesicle Growth
Hypercycle dynamics: Stochastic Cellular Automata
Vesicle fusion and Nanoparticle-Membrane interactions
Simulation Package for Physically Self-assembling Units
Monte Carlo Simulations of Amphiphiles
Simulations of Minimal Protocell Self-replication
Chemoton Model: Software Simulation Tools
Simulations of Victim-Exploiter Replicator Dynamics
Demonstration of Multi-level selection in an Artificial Chemistry
Simulation of Self-replicating Spots
Simulation Software of Molecular Quasispecies: the Error Threshold
Catalysis by Self-assembled Structures in Reaction Networks
Lipid World: Molecular Dynamics Simulation tool
ALICE Software Package: Artificial Lipids Interactions

List of Partners and Cooperating Group


The materials of this website are open source.
In case you use some of them please cite the related works and the authors of each work.
For any questions concerning to specific subjects please contact to the authors.
for questions or suggestions about this website please contact to   josep.sardanes@upf.edu