New Perspectives in Mathematical Biology
About this Title
Siv Sivaloganathan, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Editor
This volume is not part of this online collection.
In the 21st century, the interdisciplinary field of mathematical biology and medicine has firmly taken center stage as one of the major themes of modern applied mathematics, with strong links to the empirical biomedical sciences. New Perspectives in Mathematical Biology provides an overview of the distinct variety and diversity of current research in the field. In every chapter of this book, which covers themes ranging from cancer modeling to infectious diseases to orthopaedics and musculoskeletal tissue mechanics, there is clear evidence of the strong connections and interactions of mathematics with the biological and biomedical sciences that have spawned new models and novel insights.
This book is loosely based on the plenary lectures delivered by some of the leading authorities on these subjects at the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) Conference that was held in Toronto in 2008 and will be of interest to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers currently engaged in this field, bringing the reader to the forefront of current research.
Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in mathematical biology and medicine.
Table of Contents
- Herbert Levine, William Loomis and Wouter-Jan Rappel – Eukaryotic chemotaxis and its limitations due to stochastic sensing
- Timothy Secomb, Mark Dewhirst and Axel Pries – Growth and structural adaptation of blood vessels in normal and tumor tissues
- Natalia Komarova – Modeling approaches to studying stem cells in cancer
- Mark Lewis, Martin Krkosek and Marjorie Wonham – Dynamics of emerging wildlife disease
- Yicang Zhou and Hui Cao – Discrete tuberculosis models and their application
- Melissa Knothe Tate, Thomas Falls, Sanjay Mishra and Radhika Atit – Engineering an ecosystem: Taking cues from nature’s paradigm to build tissue in the lab and the body