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Inverse problems

When studying biological populations (usually cells or big molecules) using PDE models, identification of the functions and parameters that govern the dynamics of a model may be achieved to a certain extent by statistics performed on individuals to reconstruct the probability distribution of their relevant characteristics in the population they constitute, but quantitative observations at the individual level (e.g., fluorescence in single cells [4] ) require sophisticated techniques and are most often difficult to obtain. Relying on the accuracy of a PDE model to describe the population dynamics, inverse problem methods offer a tractable alternative in model identification, and they are presently an active theme of research in MAMBA.