Students from the first year Bsc. Nanobiology have made this final exercise for the course Biomolecular Programming. they have designed a program in the programming language Java that simulates a Neutrophil chasing a Bacterium.
A Neutrophil is a cell type, part of the immune system, that is able to chase and catch a bacterium. It does so by detecting a gradient of biomolecules that are synthesized and secreted by the bacterium, this sensing mechanism is called chemotaxis. After the Neutrophil has internalized the bacterium, it can degrade it.
Students that took the effort to add biological relevant creative or extra elements to the final assignment or with outstanding code are listed below showing their simulations.
Hereby we present the best programs of the year 2017 in random order: