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MIRaW - Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick

Monday 11 May 2009
Biomembranes: Modelling and Computation

Organisers: Charlie Elliott (Warwick), Barbara Niethammer (Oxford), Matthew Turner (Warwick)

(Joint with EPSRC Symposium on Challenges in Scientific Computing and Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE)


Lipid bilayers as a ubiquitous component in biological systems have ever been attracting the interest of researchers from various disciplines. This workshop focuses on the remarkable mechanical properties of biomembranes and intends to bring together mathematicians and biophysicists to discuss modelling and computational issues.


Abstracts and Talks

All talks will be in Lecture Room B3.02 in the Mathematics Institute, Zeeman Building

  • 09.00 - 10.30 Registration
  • 10.30 - 11.00 Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room
  • 11.00 - 11.45 Paul O'Shea (Nottingham) Towards modeling complexity in biomembranes; distribution functions and inverse problem solutions
  • 11.45 - 12.30 Matthew Turner (Warwick) Non equilibrium fluid membranes
  • 12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 - 14.45 Ellen Reister-Gottfried (Stuttgart) Thermal membrane fluctuations: the impact on lateral protein diffusion and specific adhesion
  • 14.45 - 15.30 Chaouqi Misbah (Grenoble) Modelling of vesicles under flow
  • 15.30 - 16.00 Tea in the Mathematics Common Room
  • 16.00 - 16.45 Björn Stinner (Warwick) Surface finite elements for membranes with lateral phase separation
  • 17.00 - 18.00 Wine and Snacks