Workshop on Cell Dynamics and

Mathematical Modeling

Münster, Germany | 27 Nov - 1 Dec 2023

Aims and Goals

Cell movement, cell division, cell differentiation
and cell communication using biochemical signals and biomechanical forces
are fundamental to the development of any embryo.
Experiments and measurements in biological model organisms
are based on basic physical laws and are thus
particularly amenable to mathematical thought experiments.

In the Topical Program "Cell Dynamics and Mathematical Modeling"
an intensive interaction of biology and mathematics is aimed at.
Biomechanical properties and dynamic shape changes of cells
are closely related to their respective state and cellular function.
This can be observed, among other things,
in the migration of primordial germ cells.
Such processes can be well described mathematically,
and the influence of important parameters can thus also be analyzed theoretically.
This research can also provide clues about the dynamics of wound healing and tumor growth,
because immune and cancer cells share many morphogenetic properties with embryonic cells.


Davide Ambrosi (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) Wolfram Pönisch (University of Cambridge, UK)
Alba Diz-Muñoz (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany) Erez Raz (University of Münster, Germany)
Dimitri Fabrèges (Hubrecht Institute Utrecht, Netherlands) Shubhadeep Sadhukhan (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Georgios Grekas (FORTH Heraklion, Greece) André Schlichting (University of Münster, Germany)
Carl-Philipp Heisenberg (IST Klosterneuburg, Austria) Christian Schmeiser (University of Vienna, Austria)
Oliver Jensen (University of Manchester, UK) Pierre Sens (Institut Curie Paris, France)
John King (University of Nottingham, UK) Juan José López Velázquez (University of Bonn, Germany)
Zoltan Pethö (University of Münster, Germany) Sara Wickström (MPI for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster, Germany)


Angela Stevens (University of Münster, Germany)


The schedule can be downloaded here

Book of Abstracts

The book of abstracts can be downloaded here

© MM/vl

Venue and Travel Information

The conference takes place in room SRZ 216/217 on the second floor of the seminar building located at

Orléans-Ring 12
48149 Münster

Registration, coffee breaks and the reception take place in the lounge of the seminar building SRZ (second floor)
right in front of the seminar room.

The University of Münster is located in Münster in Westphalia.
The address of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science is Einsteinstrasse 62 and is listed on all common route planners.
You can find the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster in the annex:

Orléans-Ring 10
ground floor
48149 Münster

Directions can be found on openstreetmap or on the Campus map of the University of Münster.

Download: Information for conference guests [de|en]


You are welcome to download the poster and display it at your institution.


This workshop is funded by the University of Münster
and is supported by the Cluster of Excellence “Mathematics Münster” (MM)