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Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:00

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Abstract: In this talk I will describe work carried out in my group on the way
that cell shape and motility is regulated. We have developed models for
regulatory proteins (GTPases) that control the polarity and shape (contracted
or expanded) of mammalian cells such as white blood cells. The models lead to
interesting mathematics, as well as insight into behaviour observed in
experimental cell biology. I will review both partial and ordinary differential
equation versions of our models, and illustrate some new methods devised to
analyse these. I will conclude with examples of ongoing collaboration with cell
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