New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches…

Hardcover | June 19, 2011

EditorMartine Ben Amar, Alain Goriely, Martin Michael Muller

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In July 2009, many experts in the mathematical modelling of biological sciences gathered in Les Houches for a 4-week summer school on the mechanics and physics of biological systems. The goal of the school was to present to students and researchers an integrated view of new trends andchallenges in physical and mathematical aspects of biomechanics. While the scope for such a topic is very wide, we focused on problems where solid and fluid mechanics play a central role. The school covered both the general mathematical theory of mechanical biology in the context of continuum mechanics but also the specific modelling of particular systems in the biology of the cell, plants, microbes, and in physiology. These lecture notes are organised (as was the school) around fivedifferent main topics all connected by the common theme of continuum modelling for biological systems: Bio-fluidics, Bio-gels, Bio-mechanics, Bio-membranes, and Morphogenesis. These notes are not meant as a journal review of the topic but rather as a gentle tutorial introduction to the readers whowant to understand the basic problematic in modelling biological systems from a mechanics perspective.

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In July 2009, many experts in the mathematical modelling of biological sciences gathered in Les Houches for a 4-week summer school on the mechanics and physics of biological systems. The goal of the school was to present to students and researchers an integrated view of new trends andchallenges in physical and mathematical aspects of b...

Martine Ben Amar is a Professor at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie and Ecole Normale Superieure. Alain Goriely is Professor of Mathematical Modelling and Director of the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics at Oxford University. Martin Michael Muller works as a Maitre de conferences in research at Paul-Verlaine Univers...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:June 19, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Locomotion at Low Reynolds number2. Surface Tension3. Dynamics of Complex Bio-Fluids4. Active Fluids and Gels5. Elasticity and Dynamics of Cytoskeletal Filaments and their Networks6. Morphoelasticity - A theory of elastic growth7. Mechanics of Tumour Growth: Multiphase Models, Adhesion, and Evolving Configurations8. Microbial mechanics: the growth and form of filamentary micro-organism9. The physics of the cell membrane10. Modeling Plant Morphogenesis and Growth11. How cell mechanics shapes embryos