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Huge congratulations to Stuart, who has been awarded a DECRA fellowship from the ARC for his project entitled “From cells to whales: A mathematical framework to understand navigation”.
Experiments show that interactions between nanoparticles and cells are heterogeneous – there is a distribution of nanoparticle-cell uptake even when the nanoparticles being delivered are nominally identical. This is important because delivering the appropriate dose of a nanomedicine, in part, … Continue reading
Our latest paper reports on computational modelling to simulate calcium release within realistic cardiomyocyte cell geometries to determine how cellular architecture can affect what you see under the microscope. Read more in our paper: D. Ladd, A. Tilunaite, H.L. Roderick, … Continue reading
Announcing two new papers, recently published, arising from our collaborations with the Caruso and Kent groups at UniMelb in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (CBNS)! M. Faria, K.F. Noi, Q. Dai, M. Björnmalm, S.T. … Continue reading
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Pair correlation functions for environments with obstacles – new paper published in Physical Review E
Pair correlation is used widely across biology, ecology and physics, as well as in other areas, to obtain estimates of spatial structure. Environments with obstacles or voids that inhibit and alter the motion of individuals within that environment can give rise to spurious … Continue reading
Mathematical modelling indicates that lower activity of the haemostatic system in neonates is primarily due to lower prothrombin concentration – published in Scientific Reports
Our new paper “Mathematical modelling indicates that lower activity of the haemostatic system in neonates is primarily due to lower prothrombin concentration” is now published at Scientific Reports. This is work by Ivo Siekmann which arose from a fantastic collaboration … Continue reading
Calcium signalling plays a central role in heart cells. With each heart beat, calcium is released from intracellular stores (SR) via RyR channels to trigger contraction. However, calcium signalling is also implicated in controlling the growth of heart cells, as … Continue reading
Our new preprint on bioRXiv describes the development of a structurally realistic 3D computational model of a cardiomyocyte which we use to simulate reaction-diffusion of calcium release from RyR clusters during the initial phase of the cardiac calcium transient. We use … Continue reading
The impact of mitochondrial organisation on heart cell bioenergetics – published in PLoS Computational Biology
Heart cells contain a high volume of mitochondria, which are necessary to generate the ATP energy supply that is needed to sustain normal heart function. Previously, mitochondria were understood to be arranged in a regular, crystalline pattern in heart cells … Continue reading