Announcing the all-new VUMIE Online

VUMIE is the flight simulator of microbiology labs.

  • For Academia

    VUMIE was created by college professors looking to teach advanced microbiology topics in
    an easy-to-understand way.

  • Learn by Doing

    Your students will learn laboratory principles in a safe, inexpensive setting with 24/7 accessibility. No dealing with supplies, spaces, or repeatability issues.

  • Have a Good Time

    Discovery is fun! Students can learn critical topics while competing with each other. Have you ever played Fantasy Microbiology League?

A better online microbiology simulation

VUMIE is a “flight simulator” for the Microbiology lab, a simulation that requires the same heads-on, hands-on effort students must master in the wetlab.  It provides meaningful practice for microbiology students, tests students’ micro lab skills and knowledge, and is a basic component of many online and hybrid microbiology labs taught worldwide.

Screenshot from VUMIE microbiology lab simulation

Product features

  • Over 120 possible bacteria identified using more than 50 common biochemical tests found in microbiology labs
  • Complete online instruction suite with video instruction, quizzes, and lab activities
  • Admin area which allows instructors to customize student assignments
  • One-click submission of pdf lab reports to instructors
  • Runs on desktops, laptops, and most tablets

Frequently Asked Questions

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