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Section: Research Program

PDE analysis and simulation

PDEs arise at several levels of our models. Parabolic equations can be used for large cell populations and also for intracellular spatio-temporal dynamics of proteins and their messenger RNAs in gene regulatory networks, transport equations are used for protein aggregation / fragmentation models and for the cell division cycle in age-structured models of proliferating cell populations. Existence, uniqueness and asymptotic behaviour of solutions have been studied (B. Perthame, Transport equations in biology, Springer, 2007) [51] [50] . Other equations, of the integro-differential type, dedicated to describing the Darwinian evolution of a cell population according to a phenotypic trait, allowing exchanges with the environment, genetic mutations and reversible epigenetic modifications, are also used [59] , [60] , [58] [40] . Through multiscale analysis, they can be related to stochastic and free boundary models used in cancer modelling.