Modelling collective cell movement in biology and medicine

Speaker: Philip Maini

Date: 2021

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada, Online

Conference: PIMS Workshop on New Trends in Localized Patterns in PDES

Subject: Mathematics

Class: Scientific


Collective cell movement occurs throughout biology and medicine and there are many common features shared across different areas. I will review work we have carried out over the past few years on (i) systematically deriving a PDE model for tumour angiogenesis from a discrete formulation and comparing this model with the classical, phenomenological snail-trail model; (ii) agent-based models for cranial neural crest cell migration in a collabo-ration with experimental biologists that has revealed a number of new biological insights.