Wednesday, August 9

Modelling Cell Proliferation and Cell Death

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Plumeria & Tiare (Salon 9 & 10)

It is increasingly becoming recognized that programmed cell death (apoptosis) is all-pervasive in biological systems. The delicate dynamic balance between proliferation and death is crucial in determining the behaviour of tissues, nowhere more so than in the reproductive and immune systems which can exhibit particularly high levels of both. The control and consequences of such a balance are difficult to determine by conventional experimental approaches, and can benefit from mathematical analysis. The speakers in this minisymposium will present a selection of different mathematical approaches to modelling proliferation and death in reproduction and immunology, and will highlight the biological and mathematical issues involved.

Organizers: Jaroslav Stark and Andrew Yates
University College London, United Kingdom
1:30-1:55 Modelling Cell Death and Embryo Arrest in Human Preimplantation Embryo Development
Jaroslav Stark, Organizer; Pasquale Iannelli, University College London, United Kingdom; Kate Hardy, Sophie Spanos, and Robert M. L. Winston, Imperial College School of Medicine, United Kingdom; and David Becker, University College London, United Kingdom
2:00-2:25 Sperms, Apoptosis and Paradox
Jack Cohen, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
2:30-2:55 Apoptosis as a Dynamical Regulatory Factor
Jacques Belair, Universite de Montreal, Canada
2:30-2:55 Cytokine Control of T Cell Dynamics
Andrew Yates, Organizer
3:00-3:25 Title to be determined
Speaker to be determined

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