The open-source Biology Dynamics Modeller

Welcome to BioDynaMo

BioDynaMo is both the name of a multidisciplinary project bringing together European and International Institutions, and researchers, united by a shared mission to bring a new model of computational practices to digital health... and of the software suite it develops, maintains and distributes under the Apache 2.0 license. 

The software supports scientists to easily create, run, and visualise multi-dimensional agents-based simulations (be them biological, sociological, ecological, financial, ...).  Built on top of the latest computing technologies, the BioDynaMo suite will enable users to perform simulations of previously unachievable scale and complexity, making it possible to tackle challenging scientific research questions. Find out more:

Our Mission

To chaperon the biomedical community towards a new model of computational practices, where simulations can be tested reliably in comparable conditions, cross-referenced in practice, and scaled seamlessly with little to no effort to bridge from desktop to HPC.

To bring forth a revolution in the exploration of scientific known unknowns by democratizing access to simulation, and by offering an arena for competitive theoretical frameworks and conjectures to be industrially tested against world wide experimental results.

Our Vision

A future when the design of care will be truly personal and will exploit the availability of massive in-silico personal trials to inform about possible scenarios and fitness to one's wishes and unwanted.

A future when a "artificial central nervous system" could be grown within mechatronic and digital objects, and be trained or even become erudite by recapitulating the stages of intelligence emergence and education in animals.

BioDynaMo's consortium members

Founding members

Accessing members

We would like to thank our sponsors, without whom most of this would not have been possible:

Innovation Fellowship: Computational modelling of cryopreservation of biological tissue 

Funded value: £502.399

Project reference: EP/S001433/1 

Computational modeling of retinal development

Funded value: £219.581 (costed at £274,477)

Project reference: MR/N015037/1

BioDynaMo agent-based simulations for COVID-19

Funded value: CHF80.000

Project reference: Covid-19 Fast-Track Funding

CERN’s Knowledge Transfer budget for Medical Applications

Funded value: CHF133.344

Project reference: "Biology Dynamics Modeller" 2017-2020 (granted in 2017)

CERN’s Knowledge Transfer budget for Medical Applications

Funded value: CHF100k

Project reference: "Biology Dynamics Modeller" 2020-2021 (granted in 2019)