A software tool for Biochemical Simulation and Analysis using Cloud Computing

Role: PostDoc Research Fellow, Co-developer.
Tools and skills Used: Python, Django, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, COPASI.


Cloud-COPASI is a web-based tool for running computationally intensive simulation and analysis tasks in parallel on a high-throughput computing pool. Cloud-COPASI can connect to existing computing pools, or provides a simple interface for launching a new computing pool using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Cloud-COPASI can run a number of simulation and analysis tasks, including global sensitivity analyses, stochastic simulations, parameter scans, optimizations, and parameter fitting. Each task is automatically slit into a number of smaller jobs, which are executed in parallel, allowing for significant speed-ups in running time.

Models must be prepared using the desktop version of COPASI (COmplex PAthway SImulator), a widely used free, open-source, cross-platform simulation tool.

Hasan Baig
Hasan Baig
Postdoc Fellow