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dc.contributor.advisorJacob, Christian
dc.contributor.authorYuen, Douglas Wing-Kwok
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-10T20:14:56Z
dc.date.available2016-08-10T20:14:56Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016en
dc.identifier.citationYuen, D. W. (2016). EUKARYO: An Agent-Based, Interactive, Virtual Reality Simulation of a Eukaryotic Cell (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/25962en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/3177
dc.description.abstractGame engines provide sophisticated tools for rendering virtual environments. Their capabilities make them suitable for constructing detailed virtual environments. In this thesis, we present Eukaryo, an interactive, 3D model of a eukaryotic cell that was implemented in Unity and Unreal Engine. Eukaryo utilises mathematical modelling towards modelling enzyme kinetics, and agent-based modelling to illustrate the interaction between the individual proteins in the cell. Using hybrid modelling, Eukaryo is able to model the interactions for a diverse range of biological processes, such as protein activation pathways and cytoskeleton self-assembly. Further to this, Eukaryo provides support for virtual reality devices, such as the CAVE and Oculus Rift headset; users can immerse themselves in a virtual biomolecular environment. By combining state-of-the-art biological simulations with the 3D visualisations and real-time interactivity, Eukaryo provides an innovative environment for exploring cellular processes to convey the complexity in systems that constitute the machinery of life.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectBiology--Cell
dc.subjectComputer Science
dc.subject.classificationSimulationen_US
dc.subject.classificationModellingen_US
dc.subject.classificationVisualizationen_US
dc.subject.classificationAgent-based modelen_US
dc.subject.classificationVirtual Realityen_US
dc.titleEUKARYO: An Agent-Based, Interactive, Virtual Reality Simulation of a Eukaryotic Cell
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/25962
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Science
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid4686
dc.contributor.committeememberDenzinger, Jörg
dc.contributor.committeememberKatz, Larry
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.