Modelling collective cell behaviour
Markham DC., Baker RE., Maini PK.
The classical mean-field approach to modelling biological systems makes a number of simplifying assumptions which typically lead to coupled systems of reaction-diffusion partial differential equations. While these models have been very useful in allowing us to gain important insights into the behaviour of many biological systems, recent experimental advances in our ability to track and quantify cell behaviour now allow us to build more realistic models which relax some of the assumptions previously made. This brief review aims to illustrate the type of models obtained using this approach. © 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification. 35K57, 92B99.