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January 14, 2021

Helen Moore

Title: Applications of Mathematics in Medicine Abstract: I will explain some of the ways mathematics can be used to answer questions that cannot be answered by data alone. I will emphasize the biological/medical questions and will briefly mention the types of mathematics required to answer these questions. Applications will include determining optimal regimens for combination therapy, and making early predictions for which cancer patients will respond to immunotherapy.

Hellen Moore
  • January 21, 2021, LSM Staff Meeting, 9:00 am. Presentation by Helen Moore, Director, Applied Mathematics, Applied BioMath, (dr.helen.moore@gmail.com) . Title: Applications of Mathematics in Medicine.
  • January 21, 2021, IMAG/MSM WG on Multiscale Modeling and Viral Pandemics, 3:00PM (EST), Two presentations 1) Kevin Janes, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia. Title: Complete kinetic modeling of an RNA pathogen. 2) Rahuman Sheriff, European Bioinformatics Institute, Title: Reproducibility in Systems Biology Modelling.
  • January 28, 2021, LSM Staff Meeting, 9:00 am. Presentation by Melody Walker, Virginia Tech.
  • January 28, 2021, IMAG/MSM WG on Multiscale Modeling and Viral Pandemics, 3:00PM (EST), Presentations by Marek OSTASZEWSKI, University of Luxembourg, and Anna Niaraki, Université Paris-Saclay & INRIA Saclay – Île-de-France, Title: PhysiBoSS simulation of COVID19 infection, Abstract: https://nanohub.org/resources/pb4covid19
  • February 4, 2021, LSM Staff Meeting, 9:00 am. Presentation by David Wooten, Penn State
  • February 4, 2021, IMAG/MSM WG on Multiscale Modeling and Viral Pandemics, 3:00PM (EST), Two presentations 1) Morgan Craig, Université de Montréal, Title: Leveraging in silico trials to identify pathological immunological mechanisms leading to severe COVID-19. 2) Greg Forest, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Title: Report on Viral Transport and Modes of Entry and Barrier Functions subgroup.
  • February 11, 2021, LSM Staff Meeting, 9:00 am. Presentation by Alicia Prieto Langarica, Youngstown State University, Title: Modeling the Effects of Thermoregulation on Human Sleep
  • February 11, 2021, IMAG/MSM WG on Multiscale Modeling and Viral Pandemics, 3:00PM (EST), Two presentations 1) Ruchira Datta, Title: Approximate Bayesian Computation for Inference with Complex Stochastic Simulations. 2) Lucas Böttcher, UCLA, Title: Using excess deaths and testing statistics to improve estimates of COVID-19 mortalities (arXiv:2101.03467).
  • February 18, 2021, LSM Staff Meeting, 9:00 am. Presentations by Eashwar Somasundaram and Adam Litzler at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
  • Title: Persistent Homology of Tumor CT Scans Predicts Survival in Lung Cancer
  • Title: Classification of Lung Tumor CT Scans through Persistent Homology
  • February 25, 2021, LSM Staff Meeting, 9:00 am. Presentation by Tracy Stepien, University of Florida, Title: Spreading Mechanics and Differentiation of Astrocytes During Retinal Development. Abstract: In embryonic development, formation of the retinal vasculature is critically dependent on prior establishment of a mesh of astrocytes.  Astrocytes emerge from the optic nerve head and then migrate over the retinal surface in a radially symmetric manner and mature through differentiation.  We develop a partial differential equation model describing the migration and differentiation of astrocytes, and numerical simulations are compared to experimental data to assist in elucidating the mechanisms responsible for the distribution of astrocytes via parameter analysis. This is joint work with Timothy Secomb.