This website is devoted to the exchange of information between users and developers of the GEneral NEural SImulation System.

What is Genesis?

GENESIS (short for GEneral NEural SImulation System) is a general purpose simulation platform that was developed to support the simulation of neural systems ranging from subcellular components and biochemical reactions to complex models of single neurons, simulations of large networks, and systems-level models. As such, GENESIS, and its version for parallel and networked computers (PGENESIS) was the first broad scale modeling system in computational biology to encourage modelers to develop and share model features and components.

GENESIS 2.4 beta update

The public release of GENESIS 2.4 beta and the "CNS 2014" course materials
(the latest version of the Ultimate GENESIS Tutorial Distribution) are
now up for downoad at

Workshop news

Hugo Cornelis will a present a tutorial "Constructing biologically
realistic neuron and network models with GENESIS" on July 26, 2014 at
CNS 2014. For details see

Also some new GENESIS 2 tutorials have been added to the GENESIS 2 homepage at

Workshop on Multiscale Modeling with python and Genesis 3

The workshop will be September 3 through 8. Details can be found here.

You can directly email here:

We're On Twitter.

You can now follow the genesis project on twitter.

Should provide a more informal way to track what's going on with genesis as well as communicating with the developers.

New site

The new genesis-sim site is up, feel free to create an account.

Forums are in place and allow you to post files to the boards.

If you have any questions or requests for the site, use the Contact link.

The old genesis-sim site is still accessible here
and old bookmarks should still work accordingly.