Talk: How do cells move? The Filament Based Lamellipodium Model in the limit of short filaments
11:00 - 12:00
Sarah Henze, M.Sc.
University of Vienna, Faculty of Mathematics
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS)
One mathematical model for the dynamics of the actin filament network in the lamellipodium of migrating cells is the Filament Based Lamellipodium Model (FBLM) – a two-dimensional, anisotropic two-phase continuum model. In this thesis, we aim to propose a simplified version of this model, by considering rigid filaments of equal length. We then perform a formal asymptotic dimension reduction limit in the regime of small filaments. The resulting one-dimensional system describes the processes along the cell periphery.
Picture: By courtesy of Angelika Manhart.