UK-APASI in Mathematical Sciences: Professor Philip K. Maini (Plenary Talk)
From Liam Holligan
UK-APASI: Plenary Talk
Friday 18 December 2020
Professor Philip K. Maini, University of Oxford, UK: Modelling collective cell migration in neural crest
A very common phenomenon in biology and ecology is the collective movement of individuals, whether these be birds, fish, cells, etc. This leads to the general question: What are the hallmarks of collective movement?
In this talk, I will review an interdisciplinary study we have been carrying out over the past decade on a powerful model paradigm for collective cell migration, namely, the chick cranial neural crest. I will show how a relatively simple multiscale hybrid cellular automaton model, combined with experimental studies, can lead to new insights into the phenomenon of collective cell migration.