STI-GMaS is a graphical software environment designed to enable easy and efficient simulation of a range of mathematical models of sexually transmitted infections. The software takes existing models from published literature, simulates them using CHASTE (Cancer, Heart and Soft Tissue Environment), and integrates existing open-source plotting software to visualise the results. The user has full control over model parameters, without requiring any specific knowledge of programming or computation.
Development of STI-GMaS is funded as one of eleven 'Exemplar Projects' under the EU-FP7 funded Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH-NoE).
STI-GMaS is under on-going development, and is readily extensible for inclusion of further models. Currently, the software is focused upon the representative case study of Chlamydia trachomatis infection; future development will extend the software to include models of other sexually transmitted infections.
Simulation of Chlamydial infection in the cervix.
[Model Codes: Mallet 2009; Nelson 2013]