Multicellular organization by a non-diffusible signal: Mathematical and experimental analysis of morphogenetic cell movements in myxobacteria
01/2006 - 12/2007
The main objective of this project is the construction and quantitative analysis of mathematical models describing the stages of development towards a three-dimensional fruiting body starting from individual cells. Model predictions will be validated in experiments with aggregates of myxobacteria. A particular goal is to explore how non-diffusible morphogens induce and organize collective cell movements.
- PD Dr. Andreas Deutsch, Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing , TU Dresden
- Prof. Lotte Sogaard-Andersen, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology