Cell Motility in Dynamic Environments

Jan de Gier

  • 6 Jun 2022 - 10 Jun 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Douglas Brumley (University of Melbourne)
Jennifer Flegg (University of Melbourne)
Jean-Baptiste Raina (University of Technology Sydney)
Arezoo Ardekani (Purdue University)
Lars Behrendt (Uppsala University)

Program Description:
This research program will specifically examine the intricate coupling between fluid mechanics, cell motility and active navigation, ubiquitous features of the microbial world. The participants will present novel mathematical and experimental approaches for studying cell dynamics in carefully controlled microenvironments, discussing mechanistic modelling frameworks which can extrapolate these features to larger scales, and ultimately, experimental platforms for validating bulk properties. This program will bring together researchers at all career stages, across various branches of mathematics (e.g. fluid dynamics, stochastic theory, continuum modelling, dynamical systems) and experimental sciences (e.g. microbiology, microbial ecology).

Program Structure: 

Participant list:
Douglas Brumley (University of Melbourne)
Jennifer Flegg (University of Melbourne)
Lars Behrendt (Uppsala University, Sweden)
James Osborne (University of Melbourne)
Adriana Zanca (University of Melbourne)
Domenic Germano (University of Melbourne)
Allison Mertin (University of Melbourne)
Pranali Deore (University of Melbourne)
Peijing Li (University of Melbourne)
Prabhakar Ranganathan (Monash University)
Reza Nosrati (Monash University)
Vijay Rajagopal (University of Melbourne)
Rebecca Yin (University of Melbourne)
Shibani Veeraragavan (Monash University)
Bhuwan Ghimire (University of Technology Sydney)
Jim Mitchell (Flinders University)
Susie Grigson (Flinders University)
Yvonne Stokes (University of Adelaide)
Arezoo Ardekani (Purdue University, USA)
Robyn Araujo (Queensland University of Technology)
Jean-Baptiste Raina (University of Technology Sydney)
Rachel Bennett (University of Bristol)
Yoshiaki Kinosita (Gakushuin University, Japan)
Lyndon Koens (Macquarie University)


MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 7 June 2022
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.