Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar Series

The Mathematical Modelling Of Cell Motion Due to Chemotaxis

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As part of the School of Science and Technology Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar Series, Paul Harris, University of Brighton presents: The Mathematical Modelling Of Cell Motion Due to Chemotaxis.

  • From: Wednesday 20 November 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 20 November 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: 169, New Hall Block, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar Series, Paul Harris, University of Brighton presents: The Mathematical Modelling Of Cell Motion Due to Chemotaxis.

Abstract

Chemotaxis is the biological process whereby a cell moves in the direction in which the concentration of a chemical in the fluid medium surrounding the cell is increasing. In some cases the chemical is simply present in the fluid whilst in others the cells secrete the chemical, usually in form of a protein, in order to create a concentration gradient that will attract other nearby cells to form clusters.

This talk will present a number of mathematical models for simulating cell motion due to chemotaxis. These will include a simple model that uses the equations of motion to simulate the motion of a large number of cells relatively quickly, and more sophisticated models using techniques such as the finite element method and boundary integral method to model the spread of the chemical signal, and the motion of the cells and the surrounding fluid.

Hosted by Dr David Chappell

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Location details

Room/Building:

169, New Hall Block

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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