[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170100474]
Researchers Prof Matthew Simpson; A/Prof Ruth Baker; A/Prof Michael Plank
Brief description This project aims to develop mathematical models of cell migration in crowded, living tissues. Existing models rely solely on stochastic simulations, and therefore provide no general mathematical insight into how properties of the crowding environment (obstacle shape, size, density) affect the migration of cells through that environment. This project will produce mathematical analysis, mathematical calculations and exact analytical tools that quantify how the crowding environment in three-dimensional living tissues affects the migration of cells within these tissues. Long term effects will be the translation of this new mathematical knowledge into decision support tools for researchers from the life sciences.
Funding Amount $392,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects