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Grants

A new hierarchy of mathematical models to quantify the role of ghrelin during cell invasion

Ghrelin is a recently-discovered growth factor that regulates appetite and promotes tumour growth by enhancing cell invasion. The mechanisms by which ghrelin enhances cell invasion are, at present, unknown. This innovative project will develop a new hierarchy of multiscale mathematical models that will be used to quantify how ghrelin modulates cell behaviour (motility, proliferation and death) and provide insight into the precise details of how ghrelin promotes cell invasion. This project will demonstrate the potential for ghrelin-based strategies to control cell invasion.

Investigators

Matthew Simpson IHBI, QUT
Scott McCue QUT
Adrian Herington APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT, TRI
Lisa Chopin APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT, TRI
Philip Maini IHBI, QUT

Duration

2014 - 2014

Funding