Davide Riccobelli

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From coronavirus infections to neurodegenerative diseases: Shape transitions in axons

Many pathologies, ranging from coronavirus infections to neurodegenerative diseases, can alter the physiological morphology of axons, which are slender protusions of neurons which transmit electro-chemical signals. The aim of this thesis is to model the dynamical changes of shape induced by these diseases on neuronal cells and to compare them with in-vitro experiments performed on human axons. According to the preferences of the student the work can be more devoted to theoretical aspects and to the development of innovative models or to the design of robust numerical schemes.

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