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3D Hydrodynamic Mathematical Modeling and Simulations for Cell Morphology and Mitotic Dynamics

  • Nov. 7, 2014
  • 1 p.m.
  • LeConte 312

Abstract

Cells are the fundamental unit in all living organisms since animals and plants are all made up of cells of different varieties. The study of cells is therefore an essential part of research in biological science and medicine. Recently, we have developed a framework of 3D hydrodynamic models studying the cell morphology and its mitotic dynamics by a multi-phase field approach. Qualitatively patterns of wrinkling cell morphology, mitotic cell rounding and cytokinesis have been observed. In this talk, our preliminary study on the mechanism and controlling factors guiding these interesting phenomenon would be addressed. 3D numerical simulations will be shown, as well.

Joint work with Professor Qi Wang.

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