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The OpenWorm Project aims to create the world’s first completely virtual multi-cellular organism. The Caenorhabditis elegans roundworm (C. Elegans), established as a model organism system by Dr. Sydney Brenner, is useful for wide ranging purposes due to its experimental accessibility and extensively studied biological functions and systems at multiple scales.

This extraordinary, multidisciplinary and collaborative effort is lead by Dr. Stephen D. Larson. The rapidly growing team includes researchers from the United States, the European Union, the Russian Federation, China and other countries.

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    The OpenWorm Core Team:

    Stephen D. Larson, Project Leader (US)

    Giovanni Idili (EU)

    Matteo Cantarelli (EU)

    Andrey Palyanov (Russia)

    Sergey Khayrulin (Russia)

    Tim Busbice (US)

    Alexander Dibert

    Padraig Gleeson

    Mike Vella

    Contributors: Andrew Leifer

    Christian Grove (US)

    David Dalrymple (US)

    Gleb Kuznetsov

    Mei Zhen

    Balazs Szigeti

    John Hurliman

    Rich Stoner

    John White

    Steven White

    Dmitar Shterionov

    Jinze Yu

    Marius Buibas

    Jay S Coggan (US)

These dedicated scientists are currently working as volunteers.