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Title:A particle-in-cell framework for the simulation of cellular chemotaxis
Author(s):Wrobel, Matthew
Advisor(s):Olson, Luke N.
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Particle-in-Cell (PIC)
finite-difference
chemotaxis
hopscotch
bacteria
E. coli
Abstract:Cellular chemotaxis is the motion of biological cells in response to a chemical|namely its gradient. In particular, the study of bacterial chemotaxis and immune-cell chemotaxis are of interest in immunology. A possible framework for modelling cellular chemotaxis involves simultaneously advancing the chemical's uid equations using a nite di erence approach, and a particle model of the cellular motion, to which they are coupled. Results in the limited scope of bacterial ( agellated) chemotaxis show the framework to be viable. Further research is warranted to validate current components and extend the framework's capabilities through new components. ii
Issue Date:2012-02-06
Genre:thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/29751
Rights Information:Copyright 2011 Matthew Wrobel
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-02-06
Date Deposited:2011-12


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