• 9:30 H. Hatzikirou (TU Braunschweig & Helmholtz centre for infection research): The role of cell-decision making on tumor development
  • Tumors can be regarded as multicellular complex system of interacting cellular decision-makers. Decisions of interacting cells allow for the emergence of higher order organizational structures, such as tumors. At the same time, the new emergent structures exert selective forces on the cell phenotype decision dynamics. Here I investigate the impact on tumor development of a particular type of cancer cell decision-making the so-called migration/proliferation phenotypic plasticity (or Go-or-Grow) found in brain tumors. This mechanism implies a mutually exclusive switching between migratory and proliferative phenotypes. In this talk, I will discuss the identification of an emerging Allee effect, as a consequence of Go-or-Grow dependency on local tumor cell density, in terms of brain tumor initiation, persistency and potential therapeutic implications.

  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 J. C. Alfonso Lopez (TU Braunschweig & Helmholtz centre for infection research): Therapeutic potential of the interplay between immune system dynamic and tumor-associated vasculature
  • 11:45 L. Bianchi (TU Berlin): Amplitude equations for stochastic Swift-Hohenberg equation
  • 12:30 Lunch break
  • 14:00 M. Maurelli (TU Berlin & WIAS): Regularization by noise for scalar conservation laws
  • 14:45 T. Funaki (University of Tokyo): KPZ, nonlinear fluctuations in Glauber-Kawasaki dynamics
  • 15:45 Coffee break
  • 16:15 C. Geldhauser (Università di Pisa): Optimizing the fractional order in a nonlocal SPDE


  • J. C. Alfonso Lopez (TU Braunschweig & Helmholtz centre for infection research)
  • Luigi Bianchi (TU Berlin)
  • Giuseppe Da Prato (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
  • Valeria De Mattei (Università di Pisa)
  • Gianluca Finocchio (Università di Pisa)
  • Franco Flandoli (Università di Pisa)
  • T. Funaki (University of Tokyo)
  • Carina Geldhauser (Università di Pisa)
  • Rita Giuliano (Università di Pisa)
  • Paolo Grazieschi (Università di Pisa)
  • Francesco Grotto (Università di Pisa)
  • H. Hatzikirou (TU Braunschweig & Helmholtz centre for infection research)
  • Marta Leocata (Università di Pisa)
  • Mario Maurelli (TU Berlin & WIAS)
  • Maurizio Pratelli (Università di Pisa)
  • Cristiano Ricci (Università di Firenze)
  • Marco Romito (Università di Pisa)
  • Dario Trevisan (Università di Pisa)

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Aula Magna

Dipartimento di Matematica

Università di Pisa

Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 5

56127 Pisa



Supported by Università di Pisa (Fondi di ateneo) and the project PRA2016/41: Fenomeni singolari in problemi deterministici e stocastici ed applicazioni.