Symmetries and bifurcations in non-local cell adhesion models

Speaker: Thomas Hillen

Date: Thu, May 13, 2021

Location: UBC, Online

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

Subject: Mathematics

Class: Scientific


Cellular adhesion is one of the most important interaction forces between cells and other tissue components. In 2006, Armstrong, Painter and Sherratt introduced a non-local PDE model for cellular adhesion, which was able to describe known experimental results on cell sorting and pattern formation. The pattern formation arises through non-local attractive interactions of the cells. In this talk I will analyse the underlying symmetries and bifurcations that lead to the observed patterns. (joint work with A. Buttenschoen).