Section: Other Grants and Activities
Actions at region level
Participation in the GDR-CNRS “CHANT”(équations Cinétiques et Hyperboliques : Aspects Numériques, Théoriques, et de modélisation). (url http://chant.univ-rennes1.fr )
Participation in the GDR-CNRS “MABEM” (Modélisation mathématique en biologie et médecine) (url http://gdr-mabem.math.cnrs.fr )
Active ongoing collaboration with U 776 INSERM “Rythmes biologiques et cancers" (Francis Lévi, Villejuif). A work program INRIA-INSERM has begun, relying on 1 INSERM post-doc, 1 INRIA PhD student, 1 appliance (Lumicycle luminometer, Actimetrics Inc.) acquired by INRIA for use at INSERM U 776.
A Collaboration is going on with team 18 of the INSERM Unit 872 “Resistance and survival of tumour cells” (Centre des Cordeliers, Paris) and Département d'hémato-oncologie de l'Hôtel-Dieu (Jean-PierreMarie, Paris), on mathematical modelling for Acute Myeloblastic Leukaemia (AML) and its treatment.
We can also mention a collaboration on Trophoblast development with INRA (Isabelle Hue, Alain Trubuil, Juhui Wang) with a common Phd student (Chadha Chettaoui), starting collaborations with UPRES 4040 (Institut Gustave Roussy (IGR), Paris) on prediction of therapy using ultrasound imaging of blood perfusion and with the departments of Stem Cells & Development (Shahradim Taijbakhsh), of Molecular Genetics of Development (Margaret Buckingham) at the Institut Pasteur, Paris.
TOPPAZ (Theory and Observations of Polymerization processes in Prion and Alzheimer diseases) is a 3-year (2009-2012) research project financed by ANR grant “programme blanc” and head by Marie Doumic-Jauffret. It involves two teams, a mathematical and numerical team (B. Perthame, V. Calvez, P. Gabriel, T. Lepoutre, P. Michel, and a team in Brazil head by J. Zubelli) and a biophysicist team head by H. Rezaei.
It started in August 2009 by the project “PRION” in CEMRACS.
The general goal is to develop new mathematical and numerical tools for polymerization processes, in strong link with experimentalists and with direct application to experimental datas designed by the biologists team.
A grant with EDF-LNHE (2009-2010) “Modélisation hydraulique des milieux naturels” has led to the simulation of free surface stratified flows (the density stratification being due to to temperature and/or salinity), taking into account the effect of wind ad upwelling phenomena. This work allows comparing the variable density multilayer code developed at INRIA with the rigid lid hydrostatic Navier-Stokes code of EDF.