December, 2008
Volume 29, Issue 12

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Volume 29, Issue 12

Agent-based modelling (ABM) and cellular automata (CA) are mathematical approaches in which autonomous entities (e.g. immunocytes) detect local information and act over time according to logical rules (e.g. established immunological principles). The power of this approach lies in the emergence of behaviour that arises from interactions between agents, which would otherwise be impossible to know a priori. On pages 589–599 Jason Papin and colleagues reveal the power of this approach for exploring myriad immunological processes. Cover design by Philip Patenall.

Editorial Team

  • Editor
    Zoltan Fehervari
  • Executive Editor, Immunology
    Peter Lee
  • Production Editor
    Eleanor Carr
  • Editorial Assistant
    Suado Nur
  • Illustrations and Design
    Mat McCutcheon
    Philip Patenall
    Neill Sharp

Featured Article

New insights into NF-κB regulation and function
Shao-Cong Sun , and Steven C. Ley
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