Mathematical Modeling of Cell Migration

Anders E. Carlsson, David Sept

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Mathematical modeling has become increasingly important in many areas of biology during the past two decades, and the area of cell migration and motility has seen significant contributions from a wide range of modeling approaches. In this chapter, we cover examples from the broad range of work in this area, emphasizing the models' biological significance and the relationships between them. We focus on three specific areas: cell protrusion, cell adhesion, and retraction/whole-cell models. At the end of this chapter, we provide our perspective on issues that future models and experiments should consider in order to advance the boundaries of this field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiophysical Tools for Biologists, Volume One
Subtitle of host publicationIn Vitro Techniques
EditorsJohn Correi, William Detrich, III
Number of pages27
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameMethods in Cell Biology
ISSN (Print)0091-679X


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