Synthetic biologists engineer bacteria to carry out logical operations and functions that are not found in nature. In order model genetically engineered functions, synthetic biologists use computer aided design (CAD) applications to bridge the gap between computational modeling and biological data.
In order to accomplish this, we have modeled our circuit in two ways:
1. Ordinary Differential Equations
2. Tinker Cell
Tinker Cell is a CAD software used by synthetic biologists to determine the rates of activity in bacteria.
Tinker Cell makes it possible to design and model synthetic networks based upon reaction rates and DNA sequences. It is a visual tool that allows scientists to input custom algorithms for biological circuits they have developed.