Archives: Simulations

Labster Demo

In this demo virtual lab simulation, you will help Dr. One in identifying a fundamental biological molecule. During your mission, you will watch an…

Tissue Engineering

Despite the notorious diving and fake foul in a soccer game, players are prone to serious injuries. One of the most…

Ideal Gas Law

Just because Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin defined their own temperature scales and named them after themselves, it doesn’t mean that you can’…

Exercise Physiology

In the Exercise Physiology simulation, you will supervise a clinical trial to investigate the acute and chronic physiological effects of high-inten…

Springs and Masses

Enter the ideal world…as physicists see it! In the Springs and Masses simulation, you will play with vertical springs connected to different …

Parkinson’s Disease

Your grandmother has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In this simulation, you will investigate the effects of a molecule fou…

Experimental Design

In this simulation, you will learn how to design a scientific experiment. As a pharmaceutical detective, you have the chance to perform experiments…

Silo Design

While trying to store grains, ancient Greeks created large constructions, commonly known as silos. These are still used in the present day. Many ty…

ELISA

Trying to capture a specific protein amongst thousands of types of proteins is like looking for a needle in a haystack. In the ELISA simulation, yo…

Biosafety

In the Biosafety simulation, you will be introduced to the concept of laboratory containment, which is a very special type of laboratory required t…

Advanced Acids and Bases

The concept of strong acids may sound frightening, but did you know that some weak acids can actually be more dangerous than their stronger counter…

ChIP-exo

In the ChIP-exo simulation, you will perform the chromatin immunoprecipitation with exonuclease treatment (ChIP-exo) protocol in order to get a DNA…

micropollutant concentration measurement

Wastewater Treatment

In this simulation, you will study the treatment of urban wastewater. You will learn how to optimize the treatment process so that the cleaned wate…

Confocal Microscopy

Are you tired of blurry fluorescent microscope images and do you want to move to the next level? In the Confocal Microscopy simulation, you will le…

Light and Polarization Simulation

Light and Polarization

Light is everywhere around us. Not only does it help us see, but it also plays a key role in photography. In the Light and Polarization simulation …

Homogenization process

Homogenization

Dairy products are very common in your daily life, but what are the processes needed to manufacture them from raw milk? In the Homogenization simul…

Farmer

Pasteurization and Sterilization

In the Pasteurization and Sterilization lab, you will help Adam, an organic farmer, to increase the shelf life of his peach juice. Together with Ma…

Salamander on dissection tray

Regeneration Biology

Regeneration sounds like a superpower, but some reptiles and amphibians are perfectly able to regrow entire parts of their bodies. In the Regenerat…

Chicken egg windowing

Embryology

Embryology provides evidence of relatedness between now widely divergent groups of organisms. Mutational tweaking in the embryo can have such magni…

Uracil-excision

USER

In the Uracil-excision (USER) Cloning lab, you will learn about the principles of the Uracil-excision based cloning. You will design specific prim…

Electronic Patient Card

Hematology

Not only vampires are obsessed with blood – hematologists love blood as well! In the hematology simulation, you will join a biomedical diagno…

Smooth Muscle simulation

Smooth Muscle

Did you know that muscle is one of the most abundant tissues in animals and humans? It is composed by cells with the ability to contract and theref…

child eating meat

Bacterial Isolation

In the Bacterial Isolation simulation, you will investigate the cause of a contamination of poultry meat by a dangerous bacteria strain that is res…

Animal Genetics

In the Animal Genetics simulation you will learn about Mendelian inheritance and how a mutation in DNA can give rise to an altered phenotype. You w…

Medical treatment

Medical Genetics

In the Medical Genetics Lab, you will learn about Mendelian genetics, linkage analysis and finding the defected gene in a family with hereditary br…

Mendelian Inheritance

In the Mendelian Inheritance simulation you will learn the basic principles of Mendelian inheritance. You will study how Mendel’s postulates can …

Sif and Anton Pedigree draw

Monogenic Disorders

Cystic Fibrosis is a type of monogenic disorder caused by a mutation in both copies of the CFTR gene (Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Reg…

Evolution quiz

Evolution

In the Evolution lab, your first task will be to identify an unknown sea creature that was washed ashore in Cambodia in 2013. By sequencing its DNA…

Eutrophication

Eutrophication

Join us in the Eutrophication lab, where you take the role as an environmental investigator and study concept of eutrophication and harmful algal b…

Ecologist and fish farm owner

Marine Biology

In the Marine Biology lab, your task is to investigate a massive fish kill by collecting water and fish samples. After taking the sample from the f…

culture flask

Cell Culture Basics

Did you know there are approximately 37 trillion cells in your body? In the Cell Culture Basics simulation, you will learn how to culture cells in …

cell membrane endocytosis

Cell Culture Basics – Transfection

In the Cell Culture Basics – Transfection simulation, you will transfect a melanoma cell line using a lipid-based reagent in order to overexpress…

Gene Regulation

In the past, there was no hope for visually impaired people to regain their sight back. Welcome to the future of me…

Meiosis

In the Meiosis lab, you will learn to identify the main characteristics of male and female gametes: the sperm and ovum. You will use the light micr…

Microscopy simulation

Microscopy

Join the Microscopy lab and learn about the different types of microscopy to understand the mechanisms behind. You will be trained in light microsc…

Mitosis

In the Mitosis lab, you will be able to watch 3D animations and dive into a mammalian cell to learn about eukaryotic DNA packaging. You will perfor…

Labster microscope screen

Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture

In the Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture lab, you will culture and expand pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) using a feeder-free system. You will also evalu…

Biological Circuits

Biological Circuit

The Biological Circuit Lab is the continuation of the Synthetic Biology Lab. In this lab, you will improve the design of the previous biological ci…

Fluorescence-automated Cell Sorting

FACS

Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) is a specialized type of flow cytometry. It provides a method for sorting a heterogeneous mixture of cel…

Labster incubator

Genetically Engineered Machine

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition that was initially aimed at underg…

MAGE Simulation

MAGE

Multiplex automated genome engineering (MAGE) is a recombinant engineering tool for large-scale programming and accelerated evolution of cells. Bef…

Tet-off gene

Molecular Cloning

Molecular cloning is one of the techniques that has laid the foundation for modern biotechnology. The technique was first used in the 1980′s and …

Ancient Greenland man bones

Next Generation Sequencing

In the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) simulation, you will obtain a hair sample from an ancient man from Greenland, extract his DNA, and perform …

Synthetic Biology Tutorial

Synthetic Biology

Use the specific microRNA profile of cancer cells to design an apoptotic biological circuit that is only activated in cancer cells. You are the onl…

Acids and Bases

Acids and Bases

Have you ever consumed an acid or a base? Yes you have! Acids and bases are found all around us: In the food we eat, the beverages we drink, many o…

Chemistry Safety

Chemistry Safety

Are you ready to work in a chemistry lab? In the Chemistry Safety simulation you will learn how to safely work with organic solvents. Experiment wi…

Equilibrium

Equilibrium

Equilibrium describes the state of a reversible reaction, in which the forward and backward reactions happen at equal rates. In this state, the con…

Ionic and Covalent Bonds Simulation

Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Have you ever wondered how atoms are held together? In this simulation, you will learn the basics about atomic bonding in ionic and covalent compou…

Talk to the lab assistant

Flow Injection Analysis

Lego blocks and caffeine make an interesting combo. In this simulation, you will learn that a couple of scientists actually used lego blocks to bui…

Pharmacy

HPLC

Explore the HPLC machine by taking a look inside it. Find the different components including the sample injection station, column, pumps and UV det…

Circles of Eldon

Antibodies

In the Antibodies lab, you will learn about the concepts of antibodies and antigens. You will also learn about the ABO and Rhesus blood grouping sy…

Carbohydrates

Most people are familiar with carbohydrates, especially when it comes to what we eat. For example, to lose weight, some individuals adhere to “lo…

Titration burette

Titration

Counting potatoes in a bag would be pretty easy. You can feel, see, and touch the potatoes. Now imagine counting the amount of acid in a water samp…

Polymerase Chain Reaction

In the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) simulation you will be thrown right into a crime scene where a murder has taken place. To investigate the cr…

Enzyme Kinetics

In the Enzyme Kinetics Lab, you will learn how substrates are converted into products by catalysis. You will also learn all about the kinetics of e…

Fermentation Graphing

Fermentation

Fermentation technology can be used to produce valuable biological compounds in large quantities. For instance, most antibiotics are produced using…

Introduction to Food Macromolecules

Macromolecules are very large molecules created by the polymerization of small units called monomers. Most of the macromolecules are present in eve…

Introductory Lab instructions

Introductory Lab

In the Introductory lab, you will learn about acids and bases, the concepts of diffusion and osmosis, and blood typing. Try out this lab and become…

Plant Transcriptomics Simulation

Plant Transcriptomics

In the Plant Transcriptomics lab, you will embark on a mission to identify the metabolic pathway that produces an antimalarial compound in a rare p…

Protein Denaturation Simulation

Protein Denaturation

In the Protein Denaturation lab, you will learn the different ways to denature proteins and their relation to food science. You will perform variou…

Protein Synthesis

In the Protein Synthesis lab, you will learn about the difference between protein synthesis in prokaryote (using E. coli) and eukaryote (using CHO …

Diabetes

Diabetes

Sugar, also called glucose, is an important energy source for the human body. In order to use that energy, the body needs the hormone insulin. In d…

Lab Safety

Laboratories can be very dangerous, especially if you’ve never set foot in one before. So in this simulation, you’ll get the chance to make you…