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Multiscale Models in Mechano and Tumor Biology: Modeling, Homogenization, and Applications

28.09.2015 (Monday) , 09:00 - 18:00
TU Darmstadt, Building S4/10, Lecture room 1 , Dolivostr. 15 , 64293 Darmstadt

The workshop is aimed at presenting and discussing the state of the art and future perspectives in mathematical modeling and homogenization techniques with the focus on addressing key physiological issues in the context of multiphase healthy and malignant biological materials. The workshop will be interdisciplinary by bringing together scientists with complementary expertise, such as pure and applied mathematicians, engineers, and biophysicists. As part of the workshop, there will be a half-day introductory course on asymptotic homogenization. This is particularly intended to introduce PhD students and postdocs to this topic.



  • Multiscale and mathematical modeling of 
    • hierarchical (biological) materials,
    • multiphase and fiber reinforced composites,
    • fluid and drug transport in healthy and malignant tissues.


  • Innovative homogenization techniques for multiscale models including
    • asymptotic homogenization,
    • representative volume element techniques,
    • average field approaches.


  • Numerical challenges and novel methods in the simulation of multiscale models.



Invited Speakers

    • Alfio Grillo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
      Mechanical and Transport Properties of Biological Systems: Microstructural-Based Constitutive Models and Inelastic Phenomena
    • Quentin Grimal, Laboratoire d’Imagerie Biomédicale (LIB), UPMC Paris, France
      Modeling apparent elastic properties of cortical bone at the millimeter scale for in vivo applications
    • Alessandro Musesti, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Brescia, Italy
      On the mathematical modeling of ageing in skeletal muscle tissue
    • Raimondo Penta, Technische Universität Darmstadt, German                                                       Investigation of multiphase composites via asymptotic homogenization and its application to the bone hierarchical structur
    • Kay Raum, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
      Multimodal and multiscale assessment of bone properties
    • Rebecca Shipley, University College London, UK
      New Mathematical Models for Tumour Mass Transport using Asymptotic Homogenisation

Contributed Talks and Posters

Participants are invited to present a 20 minute research talk (incl. discussion) or a poster. Please submit the abstract with your registration.

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