Note: the development of the OpenWorm model of C. elegans is taking place at

A full list of those involved in that project can be found here.

The C. elegans 3D model this was derived from was produced by Dr. Christian Grove and Dr. Paul Sternberg at the VirtualWorm project (WormBase, CalTech) and released into the public domain. You can visit the VirtualWorm home page at .

For details on running this neuroConstruct project see:

This is a work in progress. Please get in contact for more information.

This model is still very much in the early stages of development.

While the individual cell morphologies are in NeuroML, and the connectivity can be generated in neuroConstruct using real connection data, a full spiking model requires much more information about the electrical properties of neurons in C. elegans

NeuroML v2.x support NeuroML v1.x support

NEURON support GENESIS 2 support MOOSE support

Developer: Andrey Palyanov, Giovanni Idili, Joe Bowen, Matteo Cantarelli, Michael Currie, Mike Vella, Padraig Gleeson, Sergey Khayrulin, Stephen Larson, Timothy Busbice, Vahid Ghayoomi
Scientific Coordinator: Stephen Larson

This model was originally developed in: Blender

The code for this model is hosted on GitHub:

Tags: OpenWormWhole brain model

NeuroLex IDs used in this project: