GridCell Biological System Simulator

About GridCell

Screen capture GridCell is a stochastic simulator which divides the simulation space into a 3D cubic grid composed of discrete voxels. The simulation advances through time in discrete time steps. It allows the analysis of biological and chemical networks under multiple spatial influences such as molecular crowding and localization.


The latest version of GridCell is v1.2. Check out the change log.

GridCell can be downloaded for the Windows XP (and later) platform.

The downloadable archive includes:

  • Executable program
  • User manual
  • Sample packages

Click here to download GridCell v1.2.


GridCell requires two libraries:

  • OpenGL Utility Toolkit: GLUT 3.7.6. The .dll and the Object File Library files should be placed in the same directory as the executable.
  • Systems Biology Markup Language (or SBML) library. You must use libSBML version 2.3.4-Xerces.

User Manual

GridCell's user interface provides an easy way to interact with the application, through different menus and interactive options.

Please refer to the GridCell user manual for more information about its usage.

Any correspondence regarding the GridCell application should be directed to: Laurier Boulianne.


The User shall use the Software for research purposes only. Should the User decide to publish the results of the research, the User will acknowledge the use of the Software and obtain prior written approval from the Author.

The User agrees not to:

  • sell, lease, loan, encumber or otherwise deal with any portion of the Software;
  • decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any portion of the Software;
  • use the Software for any commercial activity without prior written approval from the Author.

The Software and the Software Documentation and all other technology are provided on an “as is” basis. Without limiting the foregoing, the Author makes no representations, extends no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, (a) concerning the merchantability of the Software and its fitness for any purpose, or (b) concerning the performance, the usefulness, the quality or the operation of the Software or the results stemming from its intended or other use. The User is solely responsible to determine and assure, by any means, the appropriateness of the Software for its needs, its adequate performance and to assure that it will not cause any damages to any persons or property.

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