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HOW DO CELLS WALK THROUGH COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS? A MATHEMATICS POINT OF VIEW

11:00am-12:00pm on Saturday 9 April

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Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 20 Clarkson Road, CB3 0EH

The smallest biological entity, the cell, has neither legs nor a head nor tail. So, how does it exhibit the human-like mobility necessary to migrate through blood and tissue? In this talk, Professor Anotida Madzvamuse demonstrates the crucial role of mathematics to help understand this building block of life.

Known as the smallest biological entity, the cell, is fundamental to life, human or otherwise. Unlike humans, animals and many other living organisms, the cell has no legs, head nor tail, yet cells have a remarkable ability to polarise and exhibit the front and back, associated with human mobility, during migration in complex environments such as in blood, tissue or during disease, such as cancer or during the wound healing process. In this presentation, Professor Anotida Madzvamuse will demonstrate the crucial role of mathematics to help understand how cells walk through complex environments. He will also present current challenges where mathematics has a pivotal role to help lead future discoveries.

Anotida Madzvamuse is Professor of Mathematical and Computational Biology at the University Sussex. He holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford (awarded in 2001). His research focuses on the applications of mathematics to experimental, medical and plant sciences. He is also interested in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in Mathematical Sciences. He has a passion for training a new generation of early career fellows at the interface between mathematics and its applications.

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Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Talk
Timing: Live Stream, In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 80
Theme: Health
Accessibility: Step-free access, Accessible toilet

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