Linked in Regeneration
|Linked in Regeneration||03.09.2018 16:30 - 17:30||Cranach House Auditorium|
Linked in regeneration” wants to offer young and senior scientists from Berlin to come together and discuss with internationally renowned guest speakers how to advance research into regenerative medicine and its translation into the clinics. The Lecture Series Linked in Regeneration 2018 is organized and hosted by young postdocs of the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies.
Monday, 3 September 2018 | 16.30 am
Speaker: Roeland Merks
(Universiteit Leiden, Biomodeling and Biosystems Analysis Group, the Netherlands)
Host: Clemens Kühn (JWI)
The mathematics of blood vessel growth: predicting multicellular patterning during angiogenesis from individual endothelial cell behavior
Roeland Merks is professor of Multiscale Mathematical Biology at the Mathematical Institute and the Institute for Biology of Leiden University. Roeland Merks works on a variety of topics, including cell-ECM interactions during angiogenesis and cell-based modelling of branching growth. His primary focus is on the mechanisms of biological growth and form, for which he develops multiscale, cell-based modelling approaches together with experimental partners. He obtained his PhD from the University of Amsterdam for a project on computational modeling of coral growth. Among other stations, Roeland Merks worked with Prof. James Glazier at the Biocomplexity Institute at Indiana University. He became a young group leader at VIB in 2007 and moved to CWI (the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science) in Amsterdam in 2008. He received full tenure at CWI in 2012, a part-time professorship at Leiden University in 2014, and took up his current, full-time professorship at Leiden University in 2018. Roeland Merks received a Marie Curie-Skłodowska Intra-European Fellowship in 2006, a European Reintegration Grant in 2008, an NWO Vidi grant in 2010, and a NWO Vici grant in 2018.
Three interesting publications
- Cell elongation is key to in silico replication of in vitro vasculogenesis and subsequent remodelling
- Emergence of microbial diversity due to cross-feeding interactions in a spatial model of gut microbial metabolism