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           10:00 - 11:00     Seminar
Modeling of Migration and Chemotaxis in Dictyostelium discoideum


Chemotaxis is a ubiquitous biological phenomenon in which cells detect a spatial gradient of chemoattractant, and then move towards the source. This kind of movement plays a central role in the life of both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. It is crucial for various processes like wound healing, cancer metastasis or embryogenesis. One of the most widely studied model organisms for eukaryotic chemotaxis is the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum, which shares many of its biochemical pathways with mammalian cells. These amoebae extend pseudopodium - a temporary actin-based protrusion of their body membrane to probe the medium and crawl ...