For educating classroom students with Neuronal biophysics, a new neuron simulator has been developed. The simulator models the properties of a Hodgkin-Huxley neuronal model. A full virtual lab has been developed using the graphical web-based Neuron simulator and models a section ofexcitable neuronal membrane using the Hodgkin-Huxley equations. Various experiments will deal with the several parameters of Hodgkin-Huxley equations and will model resting and action potentials, voltage and current clamp, pharmacological effects of drugs that block specific channels etc.

Anyone may freely use the simulator for classroom education and as workbook exercise. The web-link is http://amrita.vlab.co.in/?sub=3&brch=212

This simulator will also complement exercises in the Virtual Neurophysiology laboratory.To use the Virtual Lab, one may need the Adobe flash plugin.

June 2, 2011
School of Biotechnology,Amritapuri

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