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The Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting and Conference, July 25-28, 2012

SMB 2012 Minisymposia

MS25: Multiscale modeling of cell movement - July 27, 3:40-5:20 p.m.   SESSION I
Organizers: Chuan Xue (Mathematics, Ohio State Univ., Columbus OH, USA)
Qixuan Wang (Mathematics, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Presenters: Zhiliang Xu, Huijing Du, Alicia Prieto Langarica, Yangjin Kim

Summary. Cell movement is crucial in biofilm formation, organism development, health maintenance, and disease pathogenesis. New technology has generated huge experimental data on how cells coordinate with each other and move towards external signals collectively. Directed cell movement has been modelled both at the single-cell level and the population level. Significant progress has also been made in connecting these models at different scales. In this minisymposium, we will bring together both experimentalists and modellers, and oummar forum for new viewpoints and results related to this rapidly developing field. The aim is to foster and encourage communication and interaction between researchers in this field. The topics may include but not restricted to: 1. bacterial swimming, swarming, and gliding; 2. fibrolast crawling and amoeboid swimming; 3. collective chain migration and streaming.