With their project called ‘Biomat: estudio de modelos de desarrollo y movilidad celular y tumoral’ (Biomat: study of models of cell and tumour development and mobility), these Granada-based scientists, led by Juan Soler Vizcaíno, will analyse cell mobility and tumour growth from the interaction of testing and mathematical models. This research is conducted in the Biomathematics field, a priority area of Biotechnology where Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Medicine converge.
Scientists believe that there is a link that is common to all the problems that have risen in the project kinetic theory. In a great number of biological particles that interact among themselves there is an underlying mathematical structure that is supported by equations on non-lineal partial derivatives. These systems are interrelated and, in certain cases, describe the same phenomenon depending on the observation scale that is used.
With this theory, scientists will carry out a study and modelling by means of kinetic equations of cell movement which introduce different phenomenologies such as concentration of chemical substances or intercellular interaction, among others. Also, they will make a comparative analysis of tumour models based on the superficial spreading on the edge that takes new tumour cells to places with more free space for their growth.
The social relevance of the project ‘is unquestionable, like the social repercussion that any issue related to cancer has’, Juan Soler said to Andalucía Investiga. ‘It is also a competitive project that gives a great opportunity to share this initiative with Andalusia, or even the leadership, in such promising field’.In addition to this, the Granada-based team will study the fragmentation and coagulation of biological particles, related to global ecology and the formation of nutrients.
As far as Biomathematics is concerned, the work lines require top quality criteria to be applied to all the fields involved. It is only this way that the results can be validated by the corresponding scientific communities. Juan Soler also said to Andalucía Investiga that promoting excellence research from a multidisciplinary viewpoint is ‘a possible fascinating challenge, intellectually profitable and important for young researchers’ curriculum, as well as internationally fashionable’.
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