Coast to Coast Seminar Series: "Modelling of cell movement in tissue and application to glioma growth"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
11:30 - 12:30

Dr. Thomas Hillen
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta


In this talk I will study mathematical models for the movement of cells in aligned tissue.

These cells are typically caner metastasis, which invade along fibre tracks into healthy tissue.

A new MRI modality called DTI imaging (diffusion tensor imaging) can be used to measure

the fibrous structure inside the brain (e.g. white matter tracks). I will discuss how transport

equations and non-isotropic diffusion equations can be used to implement

DTI data into the modeling of glioma growth.