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Biology Virtual Lab Simulations

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…

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…

Mass Spectrometry 1: Sample Preparation

The MS Sample Preparation simulation is the first simulation in the Mass Spectrometry series. In the Mass Spectrometry 1 lab, you will assist in a …

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…

Viral Gene Therapy

Does using viruses as a form of therapy sound like science fiction to you? This may come as a surprise, but it’s actually a technique on the rise…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Embryology

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

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…

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…

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 the DNA can give rise to an altered phenotype. …

Cytogenetics

In the Cytogenetics lab, you start out in an ultrasound examination room where a young mother-to-be receives an abnormal ultrasound result. Your ta…

Invertebrate Model System

A patient with a deformed head is examined at the hospital. You are asked by the doctors to find the genetic defect responsible for this rare condi…

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 lab, you will learn the principles of Mendelian inheritance. You will learn how Mendel’s postulates can be applied i…

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

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

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

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…

Cell Culture Basics

Cell culture refers to the removal of cells from an animal or plant and their subsequent growth in a favorable artificial environment. That is why …

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 Expression

In the Gene Expression simulation, you will study obesity by collecting a fat sample from lean and obese pigs and extract the RNA using the phenol-…

Gene Regulation

The Gene Regulation lab development is based on the Nobel Prize in Physiology 2012 case study. In this lab, you will learn about gene expression re…

Mammalian Transient Protein Expression

In the Mammalian Transient Protein lab, you will use the ExpiCHO expression system to perform a transient protein production in ExpiCHO-S cells. Yo…

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

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…

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 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…

FACS

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

Genetically Engineered Machine

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

MAGE

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

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 …

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

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…

Tissue Engineering

In the Tissue Engineering simulation, you will help a sports physician repair an athlete’s damaged articular cartilage. During your quest, you wi…

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…

Cellular Respiration

All living organisms require energy to survive and thrive. In the Cellular Respiration simulation you will learn all about the smart ways your cell…

Crime Scene Investigation

In the Crime Scene Investigation lab, you will be thrown right into a crime scene, where a murder has taken place. To investigate the crime scene, …

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

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

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…

Photosynthesis

Join an interdisciplinary team on their quest to reduce the environmental impact of a community and learn how photosynthesis uses the energy in sun…

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

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 …

How it works

A million dollar lab in your browser

You can now perform advanced experiments to achieve core science learning outcomes. Theory and practise is connected in a novel way, and all you need is a computer/laptop and a browser!

Our simulations run even on older laptops and computers, and you will be able to play our simulations without having to install any browser plugins.

See detailed minimum requirements here.

100s of hours of science learning content

Explore many different science topics at your pace and difficulty level.

Our virtual laboratory simulations are aimed at university, college and high school level, within fields such as Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics and many more.

With unlimited access to more than 60 different full simulations, you will have hundreds of hours of fun, innovative and high quality learning content available to you.

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