Cell Motility in Dynamic Environments

Joy Lukman

  • 20 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
    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: TBD


  • Deadline: 20 July 2021
  • Registration is by invitation only.  If you are interested to participate in this research program, please contact one of the organisers with your CV and research background.


MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 21 September 2021
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.