Geometry and epithelial repair

Speaker: Luis Almeida
Affiliation: Laboratoire J-L Lions, CNRS and Sorbonne University
When: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Time: 14:00:00
Abstract: We will present work on the mechanisms used for establishing or restoring epithelial integrity which are motivated by experimental work on development and wound healing in Zebrafish and drosophila and on gap closure in monolayers of MDCK cells or keratinocytes. These works concern mathematical modeling of the dynamics of epithelial tissues pulled by lamellipodal crawling or the contraction of actomyosin cables at the gap boundary. We are particularly interested in the influence of the wound/gap geometry on the closure mechanism.